Averyl Dufour Kitchen, 2017-10-15 04:19:03. Combining a tiny kitchen and an adjoining dining room, then extending out, has given the owners a huge all-in-one space that suits their sociable lifestyle. The owners moved into their four-bed semi in 2014 and, after a year of dreaming up their perfect kitchen, they hired a builder, who came highly recommended by friends, to extend 5m into the garden. ‘We hit a snag when we found out that the roots of a protected oak tree in our garden were threatening to damage the new foundations, so we had to have the extension underpinned,’ say the couple. ‘This really ate into our budget, so we had to prioritise. The granite worktops were our big splurge, but we shopped around for bargains for the rest of the room.
Averyl Dufour Kitchen, 2017-10-15 04:18:57. Put your hood up, cooker hoods are a key appliance for your kitchen, and considerably cut down the amount of airborne grease, smoke and condensation. This stylish T-Shaped Hood has two grease filters, meaning your kitchen units and worktops will stay cleaner for longer.
Averyl Dufour Kitchen, 2017-10-15 04:18:39. Make a splash, satisfy your colour cravings with a vivid splashback – it’s an especially good approach if you’re daunted by the thought of colourful units. It’s also relatively simple to change your scheme in future if you fancy a change. Pink and red highlights help to make the blue splashback stand out even more than it would on its own, but again are confined to easily modified bits and bobs.
Averyl Dufour Bedroom, 2017-04-24 18:07:42. Opt for built-in storage and textural accents, one of the best features of attic bedrooms is the abundance of natural light that you can utilise. Here, a massive skylight is placed directly in the centre of the roof, allowing light to reach every corner. The sense of airiness is enhanced by the built-in units, bed and storage, all of which match the pale wood floor. Add luxurious but simplistic textiles and pops of colour and this attic room achieves a sleek Scandi look.
Averyl Dufour Bedroom, 2017-04-15 14:39:54. If you’re lucky enough to have a large window with a view of the countryside, your cottage bedroom will need little else. A pretty accent colour in a white space will do the trick. Frame your vista with floor-length curtains gathered in the middle so that they hang neatly for maximum impact. Duck-egg blue in a soothing water-inspired shade is the perfect complement to all the natural greenery outside.
Averyl Dufour Office, 2017-05-05 08:26:23. A real trend is to have a designated study area in the kitchen right now, so it’s worth making a concealed desk within the kitchen joinery with a drop-down or pull-out desk that can be put away when not in use. It’s a great location with the kitchen being the hub of the home ? you can watch the kids getting on with their homework while you prepare the dinner. Garden rooms are also becoming a more popular solution for creating a dedicated study space, providing peace and quiet away from the main house.
Averyl Dufour Bathroom, 2017-05-07 05:14:03. Balance a palette, Be brave when using colour in a small bathroom – it’s a great opportunity to experiment with shades you may shy away from in larger rooms of the home. Using different colours for tiles and paint will add vibrancy to a space. Add towels and accessories in complementary shades to help unify a colour scheme across different materials.
Averyl Dufour Living Room, 2017-04-18 18:05:52. Style up with wallpaper cuttings by Cover drawer fronts or alcoves with geometric wallpaper. Pick alternating patterns for each space. Cut paper to size and use an all-in-one sealer, glue and finish to secure, and refresh your living room with spring colour, with make a sofa the focal point and revive your living room with a fresh palette for spring. Paint the wall behind it in a soft pastel shade and swap old sofa cushions and throws for a new line-up in pretty co-ordinating colours.
Averyl Dufour Bedroom, 2017-03-31 14:29:26. Create an adaptable display, ook for frame-less ways to display photographs, postcards and pictures. The impressive ampersand on this mantelpiece makes the perfect perch for mementos and prints. Artfully stagger your images for a cool and contemporary look that doesn’t take itself too seriously. The images are easy to switch around without spending a small fortune on art, mounts and frames.
Averyl Dufour Bathroom, 2017-03-20 14:27:24. Have recessed shelving built in: Recessed shelves are a great space saver, both practically and visually, keeping toiletries neat and off the surfaces. Building the shelves into false walls that hide pipework is a clever use of a necessary feature. Also consider recessed light fittings – either spot or linear. A wet room can make the most of a small space and add value to your property. If you’re converting an attic, consider a wet room instead of a bathroom. It’s a great way to make the most out of a small space and when it’s beautifully finished like this designer-style one, it’s stunning. Ventilation is key as a build-up of moisture could lead to condensation and damp problems, so install a good extractor fan. Underfloor heating doesn’t take up any space but will add warmth and help to dry surfaces quickly.
Averyl Dufour Bedroom, 2017-04-04 14:33:52. Pick a pretty palette of petal pinks. Inspired by gorgeous blooms, this scheme will bring a feeling of spring all year round. White highlights provide a gentle lift, while distressed finishes toughen up the look (just a smidgen). Pile on the comfort with layers of throws and cushions and you’ll have nailed the cottage bedroom look.
Averyl Dufour Kitchen, 2017-05-02 19:48:28. o help them plan the new space, the pair found a local kitchen company. ‘Despite all the changes. our existing range cooker stayed in its original position, which really helped to save time and money,’ they say. ‘And to keep the look traditional, the builder lowered the chimney to conceal the cooker hood and ducting. It looks great, yet we have all the benefit of a modern kitchen.
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