Category: Home Interiors

Getting That Chaotic Household Sorted For Good

I just love looking at programmes dedicated to the art of interior decor and house design.  There is something really exciting about looking at a room set and knowing that in an hour’s time, the hosts on the show are going to have turned the tiny hovel like mess into a gleaming palace of glittering…


Time To Source Modern Interior Ideas Online

Wow it’s suddenly gotten so cold and damp around here lately – my usual stroll around the garden has become just a very soggy and miserable hour.  I started looking out the old garden furniture set somewhere at the back of the shed . . . . .  halfway through my search, having stacked all…


Kitchen Refits Dictated By Commercial Sponsorship

I was on my travels recently – in the States, visiting relatives.  They live in a swanky new house – built in old colonial style but their kitchen however was something else entirely.  Lots of gleaming granite counter tops, island unit with glass and stainless steel fitted ovens.  They also had a remarkable gas range…


Designing Ergonomically Sound Kitchen

It’s beginning to come into jam and preserves bottling time now.  It used to be autumn.  Particularly if late tomatoes and strawberries are concerned, but some friends of the family continually join meetings with cries of “anyone want any gooseberries / starwberries / raspberries” etc.   They grow a great deal on their very productive allotment…


Daytime Property Programmes Can Inspire

There are many programmes on daytime tv that handle property matters. Country cottages ripe for upgrading with wonderful new kitchens or sharp enteriors!  A favourite follows the sale of a property at auction, usually a seriously delapidated dump.  The auctioneer talks to camera before the sale, suggesting the best course of action if it’s bought. …


Time To Blitz That Stale Old Kitchen & Utility

How time whizzes past . . . . I was chatting to a pal this time last year about having my kitchen and utility area spruced up.  I’ve been in my house for almost twenty years now and have done very little in the way decorating – and absolutely no remodelling.  My work tops and…


Rearranging The Kitchen In The Minds Eye

There are lots of things I need to have done to this house.  I’ve been here some years and tend to let things go a little when I think it’s a task I’d struggle with.   I need to get a kitchen and home interior designer in to redesign the layout of the kitchen and breakfast…


Christmas With Grandma’s Grotty Scullery

This time of year always brings out the slightly melancholy aspects of remembering childhood.  There will always be some memories that we can bring to the fore instantly.   Because travel was not so easily achieved then, we only visited our grandparent on the south coast once a year.  Usually this was near Christmas.  One of…


Grandma’s Head Spinning At Luxe Fitted Kitchen

We have a plethera of daytime lifestyle programmes currently – many of them deal with the buying of old houses and the ripping out of the existing fitted contents.  We agonise with the new owners over what exactly they should do with that spare bit of wall, should they take it out or use it…


Well Designed Kitchen From A Moveable Feast

At a recent family meet up, it struck me just how much we rely on the familiarity of our kitchen layout.  I was following my daughter around her kitchen whilst she was busily making batches of cakes and bread – utilising the oven and work top breadmaking machine.  She and her partner have been in…