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Category: Advice

What can a garden room bring to a self-build home?
10 May

What can a garden room bring to a self-build home?

If you’re creating your own home from scratch, either through custom-build or through self-build, then you have the freedom to design the perfect property that you have always wanted. An...

Designing the perfect open-plan space
03 May

Designing the perfect open-plan space

If you’re planning on creating your own open-plan living space, then functionality should be at the forefront of your mind. While you’ll want it to be a luxurious space to...

Designing the perfect pool house
20 Apr

Designing the perfect pool house

After the warm Easter weekend, we’re starting to look forward to the summer with long sunny days and balmy evenings spent outside. When the temperatures start to climb, few things...

Inspiring garden furniture ideas for stylish outdoor living
10 Apr

Inspiring garden furniture ideas for stylish outdoor living

It won’t be long before summer is here, so if you’re looking to update your outdoor space then some new garden furniture could be a great place to start. The...

Using planting to soften your building with Paul Baines
28 Mar

Using planting to soften your building with Paul Baines

Our designs have the ability to make you feel connected to the great outdoors, so having a beautiful garden room will often go hand in hand with having a beautiful...

Q&A: Designing beautiful kitchens with Humphrey Munson
25 Mar

Q&A: Designing beautiful kitchens with Humphrey Munson

A well-designed kitchen becomes the heart of any home. Producing an opulent yet functional space that can be used for cooking, dining, and entertaining is a tall order, but award-winning...

What is the difference between an orangery and a conservatory?
07 Mar

What is the difference between an orangery and a conservatory?

Orangeries, conservatories and garden rooms; these three very different types of extensions all have their own distinct qualities. It can be confusing to know which is which, let alone deciding...

How to design the perfect utility room
01 Mar

How to design the perfect utility room

It’s a part of the home that’s synonymous with the soft and comforting hum of the tumble dryer and the pleasant scent of fabric conditioner. Intended for laundry care, storing...

2019 Planting guide: How to build a vegetable garden
17 Jan

2019 Planting guide: How to build a vegetable garden

Are you trying to eat a little healthier this year? Or are you planning to live a more self-sufficient, environmentally friendly lifestyle? Was ‘getting outdoors’ your New Year’s resolution? Planting...

What does the new Clean Air Strategy mean for your wood burner?
15 Jan

What does the new Clean Air Strategy mean for your wood burner?

They’re big news in the interior world, but wood burning stoves and open fires might not be as environmentally friendly as you think. New restrictions will be brought in over...

Make the most of your space with these orangery extension ideas…
11 Jan

Make the most of your space with these orangery extension ideas…

Any extension should offer you additional room while transforming the look of your home. But how can you make the most of your new space? We reveal our top tips...

What is a loggia?
10 Jan

What is a loggia?

Often found attached to grand communal buildings in the Mediterranean, loggias can also be a stunning feature in residential properties, adding an element of theatre and grandeur to the exterior...

A room of their own: 100th women’s rights anniversary
29 Nov

A room of their own: 100th women’s rights anniversary

It’s been 100 years since women won the right to vote, and the anniversary has been marked with a range of commemorative events, exhibitions and cultural projects. To celebrate, we...

Bonfire Night treats
02 Nov

Bonfire Night treats

For those of you who are planning on serving a Firework Night banquet to friends and family this week, we’ve put a collection of Bonfire Night recipes together that will...

All creatures great and small: Emma O’Brennan-Pizer from Wilful Ink
26 Oct

All creatures great and small: Emma O’Brennan-Pizer from Wilful Ink

The brilliant designer behind vibrant British company Wilful Ink talks to us about her creative processes and how she became the master of all things quirky. Inspired by unusual creatures...