Averyl Dufour Office, 2017-09-21 20:54:11. Stylish storage, imagine you’re in a working flow, and suddenly your pen runs out, or you find yourself in desperate need of a stapler – you don’t want to get up and rummage around the house, completely disrupting your train of thought. Get yourself some decent (and of course stylish) desk storage so everything you need is at your fingertips. You do want to clock out at 5:30pm after all!
Averyl Dufour Office, 2017-09-21 11:02:33. All-white home office, shelves of books are decorative in their own right and, against an all-white scheme, look particularly stunning. Add a rug to a wooden floor for a splash of colour. Dining room alcove office, find space in an alcove in your dining room for a smart home office area. Here, the paint on the desk matches the chimney breast, tying the look together.
Averyl Dufour Office, 2017-09-25 17:37:07. Revamped bedroom office, even a bedside table can double up as a mini desk if space is tight elsewhere in the house. Fit shelves above for display and keep a space clear for your laptop. Living room corner office, if you have to use a corner of your living room for your home office, invest in a notebook-sized computer that will not dominate. Choose a wooden desk and chair for a classic, unobtrusive look.
Averyl Dufour Kitchen, 2017-09-07 06:32:23. The white worktop is a simple contrast to the pine boards. For a lived-in look, the builder sourced the floorboards from a demolished Victorian house. ‘They give great character to the room,’ say the couple. The owners chose a feature wallpaper for the dining area to give the space depth and detail. ‘Wallpaper can work well in a kitchen,’ they say. ‘We went for a dramatic design and we love the feeling it gives you of walking into a woodland scene. Although the pattern is bold, the colour is a subtle grey, which brings a feeling of tranquillity to a large open-plan room like this.
Averyl Dufour Kitchen, 2017-09-08 04:13:13. 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, 2017-09-08 04:13:22. The owners of this north London property spent five years living in their house before they decided to update the kitchen. With two young children, they wanted to see how their needs would change before they committed to a big building project. One thing they were sure of was that the layout wasn’t right. The narrow kitchen was at the rear of the house and there was an open-plan living room, which led into a dark central dining area. ‘The space had become a dumping ground for toys and coats,’ say the couple.
Averyl Dufour Kitchen, 2017-09-07 06:31:58. Let your freezer do the hard work, we all dread the day the fridge or freezer starts frosting up, and it’s only a matter of time before you’ll need to go through the inconvenience of letting it defrost – while all your freezer food starts to spoil. Fortunately, Beko has a range of frost-free models so you’ll never have to defrost the freezer again. The adjustable glass shelves are also easy to clean, while the antibacterial door-seal stops bacteria from entering the fridge.
Averyl Dufour Kitchen, 2017-09-07 06:32:30. After hiring an architect, the pair made a start on the renovations. The biggest challenge was how to reconfigure the middle of the house. ‘The wall between the front living room and the dining room had been removed by the previous owners, so we reinstated it to create a “grown-up” lounge,’ say the couple. ‘We then allocated the darkest space for a downstairs cloakroom and storage.
Averyl Dufour Office, 2017-09-07 06:32:03. Dual-purpose office with desk and day bed, with a carefully considered layout, it is possible to turn a guest bedroom into a dual-purpose space that can accommodate overnight guests and also work as an office. Keep the sleeping area well defined and choose a desk that suits a bedroom setting. This versatile arrangement allows the bedroom to function as an office when necessary without looking like one.
Averyl Dufour Living Room, 2017-09-07 06:31:39. Work with original features, give architectural features a modern update with a fresh coat of paint and light retouching. Here original features have been painted to give this living room a modern edge. The black fireplace remains the focal point, and adds a sense of cosiness along with the chunky sofa and rustic wooden coffee table. A wool rug brings texture to the scheme and enhances the inviting feel of the room.
Averyl Dufour Bathroom, 2017-09-07 06:32:18. 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 Bathroom, 2017-09-07 06:32:11. Factor in a slipper bath: If you can’t squeeze a standard roll-top bath into the bathroom, consider a shapely slipper bath – many come in short versions and they’ll let you rest your back in style.
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