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Top 5 Posts of the Week (1—7 Sept)

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September has officially begun, and we've spent the week giving you ideas on topics ranging from cookbook storage, to entrance hall design, as well as admiring beautiful historic restorations.  Every week, we round up the most popular posts of the past seven days, so you never have to miss out on the best of the best. Here are the ideasbooks you found most inspiring this week:

5. Books in the kitchen

For those who love to cook, a great cookbook collection can be almost as important as a great kitchen.  But finding place to store your library can be a bit difficult. In this ideabook, we gave you some ideas on how and where to place your cookbooks, whether you want them proudly on display or discretely shelved. So if you're still struggling to store your collection, click here for some hints!

4. An historic flat in Portugal

​The Chale Três Esquinas is located in Braga in northern Portugal, where these charming and typical historic buildings have an unexpected impact on the area. The house was originally built as an extension of a palace, located in the heart of the medieval city. The renovations have helped the home be restored to its former glory, while adding a surprisingly contemporary interior. To learn more about the project, click here.

3. Front entrance design

Entrance Hall :  Corridor & hallway by Studio Hooton
Studio Hooton

Entrance Hall

Studio Hooton

In this day and age, first impressions count for quite a bit. Your front entrance is, of course, the first thing your guests see. From this moment, do they feel as though your property is inviting, cold, or even untidy? If you are battling with a lacklustre and mediocre entrance, and worry that this pivotal space ruins what remains to be seen, never fear! In this ideabook, our homify experts are, as always, here to provide you with inspiration to turn those first moments from ordinary to wow!

2. Glass kitchen accesories

MR & MRS WAGMAN'S KITCHEN:  Kitchen by Diane Berry Kitchens
Diane Berry Kitchens


Diane Berry Kitchens

We spend a lot of time in our kitchens, cooking, chatting and sitting around the table, and so, ideally we want the space to feel airy and cheerful. Using glass accessories can brighten the décor, while adding a sense of style and sophistication.  In addition to being easy to clean, which can be very important in the kitchen, glass allows the maximum amount of light to pass through the room, making even the smallest spaces feel more open. Click here to learn more.

1. Living with natural light

Bishops Park SW6:  Kitchen by CATO creative
CATO creative

Bishops Park SW6

CATO creative

One of the key issues for construction and design of a house is: How much natural light can penetrate the space? It comes as no surprise that when we see advertisements for homes to rent or buy, the keywords and titles are always light-filled room or sunbathed space. It seems humans are always on the search for sunshine. As autumun begins to creep up on us, taking a look at this ideabook will give you some tips on how to make the most of natural light.

Whitton Drive:  Terrace house by GK Architects Ltd

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