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Top 10 reasons why you should invest in a property in London SE1


One of London’s hot property spots, London SE1 has seen some spectacular luxury homes coming on the market in recent months.

One such stunning example is the 4,600 sq ft of accommodation which is the Penthouse at Benbow House. The largest of its type in the area, the apartment currently graces three floors and is available to view through Pastor Real Estate.

Apart from the fact you happen to be in the heart of one of the most exciting and culturally-significant cities in the world, why else would you look to invest in some classy bricks and mortar in this area of London which stretches from the south bank of the River Thames right through Waterloo and further on from Tower Bridge?

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KB Homes – How A Smart Home Will Change MealTime [Infographic]

kb homes - how a smart home will change meal time

KB Home put together a great infographic that will show you how a smart home will revolutionize your mealtimes. You will be surprised. Just imagine this: you had a tough day at work and all you want is to eat something really good and relax. But, after such a long day, who has a time to prepare dinner? Well, what if we told you that your appliances will make your tasty dinner by themselves and it will be ready when you come home? You can just use your smart-phone controllable slow cooker, even though you are not in your kitchen. You can switch it on or off, change the temperature, just by using your smartphone!

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Shutting the door on open plan living

Open-plan living is no longer the preserve of trendy riverside loft apartments; the phenomenon has spread to the suburbs too. Walls have come crashing down as maximising space has become a national obsession. I suppose in an era where the density of the national population has never been higher that is only natural: nowadays, the only doors you get in some people’s houses is that you hear playing on the sound system.

Asides from freeing up space, open-plan living has many advantages. It brings in more natural light, which can lift your mood as well as cutting down on energy bills.

What else? Well, it also unites shared space to bring a feeling of ‘togetherness’ to your abode.

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A Class Apart

Apartments usually don’t encompass a huge amount of space, so it is crucial that you get your décor right and ensure it makes a good first impression to guests and visitors.

If you have just moved into an apartment, then it could well be your first home as professional and you will therefore want to decorate it in a classy and sophisticated manner; taking a step away from the shared houses you may have spent years in as a student.

It’s easier than you may think to add a touch of class and elegance to your apartment, no matter how small it is, check out these simple tips:


One of the focal points in your apartment will be the seating available not only for you and anyone you live with,

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Fitted Furniture: Is It Right For Me?

When it comes to interior decor, the bedroom is often one of the very first rooms we access. It’s habitually a place in which we choose to relax, switch off and un-wind, so it is important to select appropriate interior designs.

Fitted furniture is one of the options you’ll come across when considering your bedroom’s décor, but how will you know if it is right for you?

What is fitted furniture?

Fitted furniture comes in the shape of household items that are made to fit. This allows you to make the most of the little space you have to work with.

Instead of investing in a wardrobe that finishes somewhere in-between the floor and the ceiling,

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Feng Shui for the home [Infographic]

Sometimes, apartment living can start feeling cramped and less than ideal. You begin to envy your homeowner friends, with spacious yards and neighbors who are more than a wall away. However, at the end of the day, it is truly possible to revive the spark that you once felt about your apartment. Living in an apartment doesn’t have to be all bad; in fact, why can’t it be all good? By applying a few of the tenets of Feng Shui, it is easy to get a whole new perspective on the place you live.

Working from room to room in your apartment, Feng Shui helps you banish the negative feelings and stresses that have cropped up. Whether it’s incorporating live plants,

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Mix and Match: Choosing The Right Flooring For Your Apartment


Choosing flooring can be very difficult, particularly when you are trying to coordinate different indoor and outdoor areas, each with its own style and function. When working with a relatively small area, such as an apartment balcony, it is important to find the perfect deck design and material for your house, one that gives you a coherent sense of space and helps connect inside and outside. Twinned with quality laminate flooring, wooden decking can bring a little bit of the outdoors inside.

When choosing flooring for your home, it is important to consider zoning coverings to define spaces and to reflect different functions. Laminate wooden flooring is excellent for living rooms, but the dampness of a bathroom might cause warping.

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The truth about listed buildings: how should you renovate them

All in all, there are three types of listed building. The types comprise of Grade I, Grade II and Grade II*. All of these constructions are of historical importance. Grade I buildings are described as establishments of exceptional interest, Grade II* are perhaps even more important, whilst Grade II buildings are the most protected.

If your home is listed and you wish to make a few alterations, by law, you must request planning permission. If you don’t, you may be issued with a large fine or in the worst-case scenario, taken to court.

The majority of listed buildings are eligible for repair, however, constructing a modern monstrosity as an extension of an existing kitchen isn’t cohering to the regulations.

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The fresh and glamorous Greenwich family home

How can a house where three children live look like this? Well, it’s a lot easier if one of the parents is an interior designer, like Michelle Morgan Harrison. The expert transformed this house into a glamorous, yet fresh and relaxing, space. It’s a great place to spend your days, but it has the right amount of bling to shine and stand out.

The color palette is quite basic, with a lot of white, cream, light blue, silver and little yellow notes to break the monotony. Visual statements like the chandelier, the ornamented mirror or the subtle mix of patterns make it even more interesting.

This modern and elegant home is located in Greenwich (Connecticut,

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