Family versus Fashion & Function!

Giving your home a makeover features highly on the to do list but when you have children, even just choosing a new colour can become a challenge. You can however still create and maintain a stylish home without locking your offspring under the stairs à la Harry Potter. I’ve been speaking to the experts for their top tips, so rescue your Farrow & Ball colour chart from the changing bag as we take a tour of the family home. Continue reading Family versus Fashion & Function!

Wooden Floors Can Be Eco Friendly

For a touch of class and a natural modern feel, you can’t beat a real hardwood floor. It goes with every colour scheme, looks elegant and is easy to clean. But is not necessarily the most environment-friendly of options. With irreplaceable forests being depleted at an alarming rate, it seems much real wood flooring is now a luxury most of us would struggle to justify ecologically speaking.

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Chop and Changes

It has to be said that, quite simply, the layout in Andrew MacKenzie’s Edinburgh home works exceptionally well. An adjoining kitchen and lounge at the front of the property are perfect for entertaining and at the back, two double bedrooms (one with en suite) and a master bathroom complete the spacious living accommodation. This all seems perfectly straightforward but when Andrew viewed the property at Learmonth Gardens in July last year, it wasn’t quite the same story.  Continue reading Chop and Changes

The Smallest Room

Has the quick power of the shower overcome the luxury of the bath in our smallest room? With space at a premium, many properties are simply doing away with the bathroom and offering a shower room only. But Estate Agent John Darroch from Century 21 says, if you can manage to squeeze in a bath, it’s well worth doing. And we found the neatest bath to transform this tiny shower room into a bathroom.

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