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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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29-02-2016, 11:16

Living room renovations

Create a fresh new look in your home this spring with our tops tips and inspiration.
23-02-2016, 05:37

Perfect home bar - how to create

Planning your space. For everyday entertaining, a large cupboard can be easily converted into a practical bar. However, if you regularly throw parties for large groups and require room for two people to be making drinks at the same time, you’ll need a bar that’s around two
23-02-2016, 04:27

Connected living space

  We’re about to enter the age of the high-tech home. Soon, your sofa will know more about the state of your health than your doctor, and your fridge will be monitoring your diet. Technology expert Tom Bailey explains how ‘the internet of things’ is set to simplify our
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. 
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