Category: Home Interiors

Home Made Kitchen In Need Of Update

I’ve just rturned from my annual sojourn to a nice hot mediterrean isle.  I go every summer and spend quality time in the villa my chum and her husband bult over many years from 1985.  It is a magnificent spectacle with beautiful white external walls, that reach up higher than on any surrounding village house. …


Interior Design Reflects The Beautiful Countryside

I have younger relatives who have boght and moved in to their dream home out in the country.  It makes me smile as they are only in their late 20s and have not really had any problem with renting a grotty second hand flat or been stuck out in the middle of nowhere.  they actually…


First Flat Horrors Inspire In The Future

How well I remember the very first flat I had – rented from a family who were not terribly clever at looking after their buildings.  I had all kinds of problems with the place, leaking toilet, bath that rocked worryingly when I tried getting in or out.   There was an electric shower over the bath…


Transforming Kitchens Into Cathedrals Of Light & Joy

There are so many different magazines based around homes, houses, property,   All kinds of publications can be bought in the supermarkets and newsagents.  The really amazing thing is the choice of subject you can cover just flicking through.  I particular enjoy the real time stories of readers who have renovated their houses and somehow were…


Historic Kitchens Can’t Compare With Today’s Convenience

One or two days a week I volunteer at a country house – it is only a small place in relation to the several others dotted around my part of the world.  I live in an area that was very active and important in the history of the english civil war, and this is reflected…


Craftsman Built Kitchen Beats Humdrum Cheapness

I have recently returned home from a short stay away with relatives at their rather smart, perfectly turned out semi in Berkshire.  This couple always sound envious of the fact my house is deemed to be quite large, it does have 4 double bedrooms to their 3 medium sized, and I have a utility and…


Queue For The Kitchen Design Advertorials

A young colleague has recently moved to her ‘forever’ home;  that is, they sold a tiny little 3 bedroomed starter home in a nearby town and moved to a somewhat more palatial pad out in the country.  I have seen and actually stayed over in the new place and indeed it is a very nice…


Now There’s Home On The Range Times Two

I have a chum who lives in a house that was built to replace a much earlier model – I don’t know why it needed replacing but the current one dates from 1905 and is very authentic looking if it is meant to be 1700s English charm.  I always enjoyed just sitting chatting in their…


Reconnecting With Hob And Grill

When you’ve been in a house for a long time, you tend to gloss over the very obvious imperfections and forget about them altogether.  I have many a time thought that my kitchen needs quite a bit of attention.  The cooker needs work in that the hobb is a way from the ovens and integral…


Showroom Quality Kitchen Needs Dedicated Craftsmen

I currently have a very large american style fridge/freezer residing in my garage.  Fortunately I do not put my car away at any time – regrettably there is so much spare stuff, the space for the car has gradually diminished over the years.  Anyhow, when daughter wanted to take advantage of the black friday sales…