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Building the Garden of Your Dreams

A great way to add value to your home is through developing your outside space. A lot of families do not want to have vast expanses of real lawn to have to maintain, so a great way to have a lush garden without the hassle is through artificial turf. Looking for artificial grass installers West Midlands allows you to find the right installer for your artificial lawn who will help you to look after your lawn and keep it looking beautiful for the years to come.
The Brothers Refining Grimly Over Furnished Pads

The Brothers Refining Grimly Over Furnished Pads

Furniture Care, Interior Design
I have been hooked by a daytime leisure show from Canada.  We get it here from 6pm, two separate episodes per evening.  Far more formulaeic than our shows.  There are twin brothers who help fmailies move from very cramped, grimly furnished untidy homes up to brilliant millionnaires pads.  The family bewail their lot, the brothers go in, mock the ghastly overcrowded home; the couple are asked what they think their house in worth; the brothers knock them down with a much lower valuation.  They then say they can renovate the existing house in 10 days and it will cost $10k or similar.  The family always choose that option so they can sell for top dollar and thus move on up to their dream.  It's the same story - just different…
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Mill Cottage’s Magical Transformation

Mill Cottage’s Magical Transformation

Furniture Care, Interior Design
I have lots of friends these days - because I work from home, there are several groups that I have connections with and this can involve meeting up in various houses.  Fascinating it is too.   One example really blew my socks off recently.  After the obligatory coffee, I happily joined her on a mini tour of the place.  It's actually part of the remains of the last working windmill known locally.  The actual mill is an expensive conversion now, and my pal has one of the extended array of brick and pantiled barns that housed the produce two hundred or so years ago.    The remodelling of the interior is amazing, the amount of space in each room has been created by clever integration of wardrobes and cabinets.   In the…
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Old Furniture Needs Just A Dust Down

Old Furniture Needs Just A Dust Down

Furniture Care, Interior Design
Whenever I watch one of the antique valuation programmes, I always listen out for comments made when an old piece of wooden furniture is presented to the camera.  There is usually a lot of oohing and aahhing and little bits of trivia about the piece before the valuer gets to work.   Usually the owner of said piece is thrilled, there's often a dramatic scene where they nearly faint with delerium.  In the real world, the local auction houses tend to hold little mini sales - especially online, and they check that bidding before offering a starting price.  A few years ago, oak tables and chairs wouldn't have made it near a tv show.  But now there are some fabulous pieces coming on with some equally amazing quality bids.  Only if…
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New To Me TV Causing Furniture Mayhem

New To Me TV Causing Furniture Mayhem

Furniture Care, Interior Design
I had the rather lovely experience recently of my offspring and partner secretly sneaking a very new second hand tv, sound bar and sound box into my house whilst I was over at theirs looking after things for them.    I had been asked to keep an eye out for the meat man - delivering several weeks worth of fozen dog meat. - a pretext to allow them time to deliver a 'new to me' tv into my lounge.  It is much larger than my old one and just what I had been going on about . . .  However, it needed a better tv stand and some modifications around the tv corner were now needed.  Meauring the wide stabilising foot, I knew how wide the unit needed to be -…
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Repair Work Shop Rekindles Craft Trends

Repair Work Shop Rekindles Craft Trends

Furniture Care, Interior Design
There is currently a programme on the documentary channel every evening - it covers the tasks undertaken by a group of very experienced and talented technicians, needlewomen, engineers, wood workers etc etc.  They seem to be based in a  saxon village but are very much every day modern folk, with an array of modern and much loved old hand tools of their trade.  the programme follows various experts as they are handed much loved teddy bears that need repair and restoration or maybe a family chair that's seen better days.  The basic idea is quite brilliant and what started out as one of those odd programmes you watched when nothing else appealed has become absolute cult viewing for many families.  The subscriptions to crafting classes and magazines have apparently one…
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Beams & Real Wood Throughout Country Pile

Beams & Real Wood Throughout Country Pile

Furniture Care, Interior Design
A young couple I know have been so busy this  year since they moved into an old stone conversion.  It seems incredible that they only saw the place less than ayear ago, had already got their litle starter home on the market and were actively negotiating with 3 keen buyers.   With the inevitable falling away of initial interest and annoyance of  pretend buyers, they eventually got a serious one who in actual fact was the easiest to deal with in the long run.   They were asked by the buyer's agent if some or all the furniture was going to be left and this was affirmed;  This meant that when my couple actually moved into their wonderful palace, they had only a selection of assorted deck chairs in the lounge for…
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Summer Heralds Furniture Change Around

Summer Heralds Furniture Change Around

Furniture Care, Interior Design
It's that summer holiday time again.   It comes around so briskly and you can't help wondering where it all goes.  This was usually the time when our family - well, mother, would want to get the rooms at home reorganised.   Turning the furniture out and giving it a really good clean was easier said than done but we gave it our best shot.  Then when that was drying and airing, the carpet would be given a really good going over.  Usually a really good vacuum and then a going over with the bissell carpet shampooer.  This was the greatest fun and clouds of fooam would be emitted all over the carpet and furniture if we felt brave.  Now with furniture being more available and reasonably priced, it is more likely…
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When A Bedroom Was The Ottoman’s Empire

When A Bedroom Was The Ottoman’s Empire

Furniture Care, Interior Design
I have for years and years had my sights set on a gorgeous Charles & Ray Eames leather armchair and ottoman combo.  I saw a set in the design museum in east london many years ago, before this became a totally iconic idea.  How silly of me not to try and get a set back in the late 1970s - before everyone else joined the band wagon!  I do love the beautiful lines, sumptuous upholstered leather that hugs you and the support offered by the chair in whatever crazy angle you place yourself in.   I have to say that the word ottoman for the foot stool took me by surprise.  My only contact with any ottoman as years ago whilst a tiny tot, my parent had one such item at…
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Visiting Living Museums Brings True Inspiration

Visiting Living Museums Brings True Inspiration

Furniture Care, Interior Design
Everyone has different tastes, about everything, and especially regarding things like home decor and furnishings.  I have been quite surprised at the choices made whe out with chums.  Those who I put in the '70s' time warp have turned out to be anything but and want to get really classically furnished with chintzy prints and matching curtains.  Another I had down as the romantic floral type and she turned out to be a real Bauhaus fan - we weren't able to find much to please her tastes but we did all find enjoyment when we visited the a living museum within a house internally decorated by Rennie Mackintosh.    Knowing what you want in your design brief is the first hurdle.  Being able to describe it to a consultant is quite…
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Changing Old But Tidy to Shabby Chic Grates Horribly

Changing Old But Tidy to Shabby Chic Grates Horribly

Furniture Care, Interior Design
There are some amazing new furniture suppliers dotted around in villages and small towns.  Artisan designers are coming through and the upsurge in daytime tv lifestyle shows is highlighting just how many big houses there are out there to be snapped up and moved into.  With the right kind of furniture and effects.   The magazines are absolutely bulging with ideas how to update this theme or modernise that.  We have gone through the shabby chic phase - not one of my  favourites by any means.  I cannot personally see the attractiveness of a battered looking chest of drawers.  I especially cannot get the vibe when some one takes a perfectly normal one and then distresses it.  What on earth is all that about!  I help out by volunteering at a…
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