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​The pros and cons of a sunken bath

Ah, the sunken bathtub – one of the most popular bathtub designs adorning the modern bathroom worldwide. Also known as a ‘drop-in tub’, a sunken tub (similar to a sunken shower) may be sunk into the bathroom floor, or even a platform or deck which is…

30 October, 2020

​8 materials perfect for exterior façades

It’s true that most of us deem the interior beauty of a house more important. But there is one exception in the form of your external façade which is conceived as the shell of a building.

29 October, 2020

Your perfect summerhouse: What to do (and not to do)

There is just something lavish and lucrative about a cosy summerhouse located in a garden. Even if it’s just an ordinary, traditionally built little structure that’s not too big, having access to a small summerhouse immediately tells everyone that yo…

28 October, 2020

​Dining tables: Round or rectangular?

If there is one essential element in the dining room, then it is without a doubt the table and chairs that we place around it. So when deciding what type of table we want for the dining room (or even the kitchen), there are many questions: What mater…

27 October, 2020

The 10 interior design trends to copy for 2021

We will probably (and hopefully) never have to spend as much time indoors ever again as we did in 2020. But even though lockdown forces us to stay home, it also affords us the opportunity to really scrutinise our living situations and maybe dream up…

23 October, 2020

10 garden storage ideas you'll wish you'd known about before

We all know what a shed is, but let's be honest; they aren't for everybody! If you prefer a more contemporary garden aesthetic, or want to keep your garden storage ideas a little more subtle, for example, the last thing you'll want is a ruddy great w…

22 October, 2020

​17 small pools perfect for small patios and gardens

Most of us, when envisioning a swimming pool, see a great big design taking up lots of space in a yard or garden. However, that doesn’t have to be the case, for there are so many wonderfully designed splash pools, plunge pools, and mini swimming pool…

21 October, 2020

10 things to include in your new guest bedroom

Receiving overnight guests means taking responsibility for their safety and needs. True, phrasing it like that takes some of the charm out of playing host, but you’ve got to think practical.

20 October, 2020

How can we improve our ex-council house?

When it comes to the housing market, an ex-council house (otherwise known as an ex-local authority property) has a bit of a bad reputation: a lot of potential home buyers don’t even consider them.

19 October, 2020

The homify guide to dressing up drab and dark hallways

From tiny, cramped hallways to those who seemingly never see the light of day, we have certainly experienced our fair share of design challenges. And yes, we know that working with a smaller, much narrower space can be tricky, but as it turns out the…

19 October, 2020