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Shutting the door on open plan living

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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 [...]

Protecting your property from flooding [infographic]

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  Direct Line for Business have created an infographic which illustrates simple steps you can take to help prevent your property from flooding. If you’re a landlord especially – with 1 in 6 homes in the UK at risk of flooding, this is invaluable information.

Hot off the Press – A Brief History of Heating

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Monty Python’s hilarious and controversial 1979 film The Life of Brian contains any number of seminal scenes, being as it is one of the greatest comedy films ever made. Set in the Judea of the Roman Empire around the time of Jesus’s crucifixion, the film, as the name suggests, charts the life of Brian, who [...]

Fitted Furniture: Is It Right For Me?

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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 [...]

Decorating tips for first time buyers [infographic]

Decorating your first home shouldn’t feel like hard work, you should enjoy what you’re doing and remain patient to achieve your long term goals. If you’re in need of inspiration, here is a guide for first time buyers designed by Topps Tiles. First time home owners, find out how to add style and value to [...]

How to Make Home Décor Profitable by Investing in Art

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Choosing a few key pieces of art can not only add vibrant personality to your home, but it can also serve as a sound investment for the future. There’s no guarantee that a piece of art will increase in value, but if you research your options you can increase your chances of profit down the [...]

The History Of Interior Design [Infographic]

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Many of us think interior design is a term coined in the 20th century, but the history of it can probably be traced back to the early cavemen, who decorated the walls of their caves with simple drawings of plants and animals. Our fun infographic looks at how buildings have changed over the years and [...]

Feng Shui for the home [Infographic]

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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 [...]

Ways to make your apartment as cozy as a house

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There are a variety of reasons why people choose to live in apartments instead of houses, and although each home has its own pros and cons there are many ways for the apartment dwellers to overcome some of the cons. Apartment living is a cost effective way for single people and newlyweds to start their [...]

Exploring a career in interior design [infographic]

Is Feng Shui always on your mind? Are you always hunting for that thing that pulls an entire room together? Ever thought about exploring a career in interior design? This infographic breaks down the world of an interior designer from the mere definition, how/where the industry is growing, and what a day in the life [...]