Top 5 posts of the week: Wooden terraces to basement conversions

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It seems this week has been one of the busiest at homify, in terms of reader interaction and feedback. We had a lot of positive response to a number of articles that came out this week, and it makes us very pleased to see that you, our readers, are feeling inspired by the amazing projects we see every day.

Remember, if there is any particular topic you would like us to cover, or a project you have seen, please do not hesitate to get involved in our forum and let us know. Let's take a look and see which projects were popular for the third working week of 2015…

Home decorating tips

As we begin a new year, we start to dream of spring, spring cleaning, and maybe changing up the decorations in our homes for a fresh new look. From brightly coloured cushions and throws, to the resurgence of wallpaper in 2015, take another look at our home decorating tips here.

Wooden garden terraces

Wimbledon:  Terrace by LEIVARS
LEIVARS

Wimbledon

LEIVARS

Dreaming of spending time on your terrace again? So are we. The practicalities and functionality of a wooden terrace for your garden are many. Not to mention, they will always look great, too.

To see our picks of very different, yet very enticing garden terrace designs, click here.

homify 360°: Book tower house, London

The oddly titled Book Tower House in London by Platform 5 Architects was a personal favourite. We love seeing modern renovations of traditional terrace homes; adding modernity without sacrificing tradition. An extension and remodelling project, the Book Tower House features a kitchen extension and a cascading book shelf, housing hundreds of colourful books. Click here to take the full tour.

Homify 360º: Welsh Farmhouse

Welsh Farmhouse:   by Hackett Holland
Hackett Holland

Welsh Farmhouse

Hackett Holland

There is nothing more British than a quaint stone cottage in the countryside. One perfect example is this Welsh farmhouse, which lay unused and neglected for over 40 years. Before it fell into a state of disrepair, it was lovingly restored to its former glory. Want to see the final result? Click here to see it again.

Before & after: Basement apartment in West London

Before - Bedroom:   by The Lady Builder
The Lady Builder

Before—Bedroom

The Lady Builder

Topping this week's list is a basement conversion project in Bayswater, West London. Purchased for £320,000 and sold for £675,000 only six months later, the one bed apartment underwent an almost unbelievable transformation.

Click the link here to see how The Lady Builder turned a damp and dark basement into a bright and luxurious inner-city home; you will be amazed.

Which of these top 5 did you enjoy? Let us know your thoughts and leave us a comment.
Whitton Drive:  Terrace house by GK Architects Ltd

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