Averyl Dufour Living Room, 2017-09-25 17:37:30. Tile a chimney breast, artisan tiles are too beautiful just for the bathroom – use them to add a neo-Moorish mood to the living room. Start tiling from above the mantel, or, if you don’t have one, start from a baton levelled with a spirit level (not the skirting or floor as these can be uneven). Apply a thick layer of tile adhesive to the wall using a tile float (a metal spatula with a serracted edge). Use tile spacers, or, if the tiles are uneven, judge the space by eye. Grout tiles after placing them in position using a grouting float.
Averyl Dufour Living Room, 2017-09-25 17:36:28. Make a cool memo board, these self-adhesive tiles can be built up into a shape and mix of colours that suit your living space. How to: Ensure your wall surface is clean and dust-free – it might be worth washing with sugar soap if you are installing the tiles in a kitchen, for example.
Averyl Dufour Living Room, 2017-09-24 08:38:49. Small living rooms need to be kept fresh and uncluttered with well-chosen storage. A great way to make a small living room feel larger is to keep it meticulously tidy and in order to do that, everything in the room needs to have its proper place. Floating shelves are perfect for small rooms because they can hold a lot of things on a wall or in alcoves, or choose bespoke fitted, floor-to-ceiling shelves and cupboards that make use of every inch of spare space.
Averyl Dufour Office, 2017-09-21 20:54:11. Sewing corner, find a corner where you can get to work on your next sewing or craft project. Shelves fitted on unobtrusive supports in an alcove are a neat way to store fabric. Haberdashery can be tucked into mini drawers on the table top. Make sure to include a noticeboard in your home office to highlight samples and ideas for your next project.
Averyl Dufour Bathroom, 2017-09-21 20:53:31. Wallpaper a cloak room: Wallpaper will make a statement in any room and the bathroom is no exception. A downstairs cloakroom is a prime space to use wallpaper, as bathrooms with a shower or bath will require specialist paper to prevent steam damaging it. Opt for a unique, bold or interesting print to maximise the impact in a small space like this. Fit a sheet of Perspex as a splashback behind the basin to prevent water damaging the wallpaper.
Averyl Dufour Dining Room, 2017-09-21 21:00:33. Whatever your breakfast zone, create a space that entices you to sit down, kick back with a cuppa and ease yourself into the day. Create a space for enjoying your breakfast that works harder by incorporating clever storage. Bright and airy breakfast bar, this unit and worktop doubles up as a wine cooler and zone for entertainment, thanks to the TV recessed into the wall.
Averyl Dufour Kitchen, 2017-09-21 21:00:42. Do it with tiles, add interest to traditional kitchens with a patchwork of multicoloured tiles. Exposed brick walls and a ceiling-mounted rack for pots and pans play their part in the overall look of this country kitchen scheme, too. A mishmash of styles is important here to achieve a lived-in style. You don’t want it to appear too ‘planned out.
Averyl Dufour Bathroom, 2017-09-21 20:53:22. Make it appear larger with mirrors: Mirrors can completely transform the look and feel of a room, as they reflect light and create the impression of space. It’s a great trick that interior designers use all the time. Whether you hang a mirror on the wall or go for adventurous mirrored tiles, the reflection is guaranteed to brighten your bathroom.
Averyl Dufour Kitchen, 2017-09-21 20:53:42. Deep clean your chopping board. Need to freshen up your wooden chopping board? Simply halve a lemon, pour a generous amount of salt on the board, and use the lemon as if it were a sponge to scrub off any old residue. Leave for ten minutes then rinse with water and leave to dry. Simple.
Averyl Dufour Kitchen, 2017-09-21 21:00:54. 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, 2017-09-21 20:54:22. In terms of decor, the couple chose simple Shaker-style units in an easy-going grey, to keep the look light and fresh. And the owners now have the island they had always wanted. ‘We didn’t hold back on size,’ they say. ‘The island is big enough to have our fridge, freezer and dishwasher built in, plus a cupboard for the recycling, so it’s a multifunctional cook’s zone.’ To the right is a counter-top cupboard that holds everything the family need for speedy breakfasts in the morning.
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