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Can you pour concrete over concrete?

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

Red brick fireplace makeover

Makeover a red brick fireplace offers a aesthetic raise to an whole place. Whether you're

Types of wall texture

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

How to Paint a Brick Fireplace

If you've grown tired of the look of your brick fireplace surround, take notice: Actually the most

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22-02-2016, 03:52

Office backyard - Shed studio

  Working from a garden studio is a time-honored tradition. Here, we find out how to get a modern-day equivalent. In an age of rising travel- and office-rent costs, there are financial incentives to becoming a ‘shed worker’ as well as the draw of optimizing your time
22-02-2016, 02:54

How to build a wooden terrace

Most people have a sunny corner in their garden that they naturally gravitate towards: turn that spot into a backyard terrace and rest of the design will follow. Read our secrets on building the perfect versatile patio or garden deck area.
17-02-2016, 03:41

Two quick and effective ways to add pattern using paint

Stencilling is a simple method of decorating your walls. The beauty of this technique lies in the handmade effects that you can create. For a faded-wallpaper effect, opt for a repeat pattern, varying the paint coats. 
17-02-2016, 03:34

How to play with patterns

Layer contrasting patterns or mix traditional and modern prints to make endless combinations. Instinct and impulse play big parts in pulling this off, but you can create order by using similar tones to link everything together.
15-02-2016, 03:30

Can you pour concrete over concrete?

Over time, concrete hardens and becomes less porous. Hardening can cause imperfections. Additionally, concrete can sink into the underlying ground.
15-02-2016, 03:24

Poured floor

    One of the most luxurious ways to achieve a slick, modern look is to install a poured resin or concrete floor. Here, we explain how it’s done. 
8-02-2016, 06:19

Top design tips

Maria Speake runs salvage company and design practice Retrouvius with partner Adam Hills. They skilfully blend reclaimed pieces into modern settings. 
8-02-2016, 03:47

What makes a design classic?

It takes time for something to become iconic. Anyone who believes in the existence of an ‘instant classic’ has inhaled too much PR. But what exactly is a design classic? It’s a question framed by the devil to torment the cautious.
3-02-2016, 09:17

How to Decorate Your Home

How to decorate your home is a collocation that elicits strong responses at both ends of the emotional spectrum. People either love or hate getting busy with rollers, ladders, paste and paper. Then there’s the subjective mire of what ‘decorative’ means. For some, it
27-01-2016, 06:47

Bath in bedroom

Bath in your bedroom is the ultimate luxury. More decadent than an en-suite, a stylish freestanding tub makes the ideal spot to unwind in privacy and comfort.
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