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Can you pour concrete over concrete?

Over time, concrete hardens and becomes less porous. Hardening can cause imperfections.

Types of wall texture

One could possibly create a whole book on each of the various types of textured walls that certain

Red brick fireplace makeover

  Red brick fireplace makeover offers a aesthetic raise to an whole place. Whether

Best color for study room

It's obvious that colour impacts spirits. Shiny, pleasant shades can make people more happy,

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21-03-2016, 09:13

How to cut a kitchen worktop

Searching to give a current kitchen a makeover that won’t hurt your wallet? From re-finishing existing cabinet entrances to modernizing splashbacks, there’s a lot that can be done to renovate the look of the hub of your house.
14-03-2016, 10:51

How to lay wood look porcelain tile

Wood-effect porcelain tiles can be installed in exactly the same way as any tiled floor. The substrate must be level and dust-free, with no visible cracks, before the tiles are adhered to the surface or fitted as a floating system. To emulate a realistic wood floor, lay the
14-03-2016, 10:12

High Street History

Consumer expert Harry Wallop explains why the British high street has become a shopping paradise for interiors fans.   Not since the glory days of Habitat launching in the 1960s has the high street offered such a range of exciting and well-priced stuff to fill our homes
14-03-2016, 10:04

Egyptian blue - Exploring the history of a colour

It is said that necessity is the mother of invention, but so too is desire. The Ancient Egyptians loved the colour blue. It was the shade associated with Amun-Ra, the king of their gods. It symbolised the waters of the Nile, life, rebirth and creation. The tombs of the pharaohs
14-03-2016, 05:37

Bathroom lighting tips

To celebrate the launch of Balineum’s debut lighting collection, Sarah Watson, the company’s founder, shares her expert tips. Embrace both function and ambience with your lighting. You will need brighter light for tasks such as make-up application or shaving, but soft,
9-03-2016, 07:31

Using mirrors to increase light

Mirrors provide an instant decorative update and are a quick and easy way to maximise light and space in your home. Here are four ways to get the most from your looking glass
9-03-2016, 04:17

Hans J Wegner wishbone chair

The complexities of chair design should not be underestimated. As legendary architect Mies van der Rohe once said, ‘it is almost easier to build a skyscraper than a chair’. However, Danish designer Hans J Wegner (1914-2007) overcame these difficulties to become one of the 20th
7-03-2016, 12:44

Be inventive with copper piping

Concealed behind the walls of virtually every home, copper pipes are a hidden gem. Now, as the trend for industrial pieces continues, exposed pipes are an easy way to get the look. Cheap, accessible (you can buy pipes from any builders merchant) and versatile, copper pipes
1-03-2016, 10:32

Creating a space for sewing

If you’re working with fabrics, you may want a generous work surface - the bigger the better. Most of us don’t have a separate room, so instead we’d recommend upping the size of your dining table. Keep the look of the room pretty with a decorative window treatment, such as
1-03-2016, 10:27

Good spot to create a private work area

With the summer months coming, what about moving out to the garden? A large shed or a summerhouse can be transformed into the perfect studio space away from interruptions, and you’ll benefit from the natural light and the view. 
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