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Month: January 2016

Building blocks

Building blocks

Chair, coffee table, room divider… British designer Paul Kelley’s new \”BOB\” modular cube units can be used to make all kinds of furniture. How? Simple: they’re magnetic. Kelley’s work is inspired by modern artists such as Donald Judd and James Turrell, and these cubes have a sculptural quality that matches their functionality. Plus, they come in an on-trend aged-copper finish.  

Shelf design idea – MODULAR MARVEL

Shelf design idea – MODULAR MARVEL

New \”TheLink\” shelving system is a modern twist on a classic Scandinavian concept. Made from ash combined with black steel brackets, it can be easily adapted to suit your space and extended as your collections grow.

Room design for boys in nautical style

Room design for boys in nautical style

Its innovative concept is \”0 to teen\”: stylish pieces that can be adapted as children grow. Convertible items include a cot that becomes a sofa, a drawing board that transforms into a desk, and modular storage units. Bunk beds, cupboards and tables can also be arranged in nesting combinations if you need to be a bit more canny with space.

Space under stairs – 4 great designs

Space under stairs – 4 great designs

With a little ingenuity the area under your stairs can be transformed into anything from a miniature office to a cosy reading nook. Here are four ways to make use of this oft under-utilised space – to replicate any of these looks in your home, first locate an experienced joiner.

Fine flooring and wall finishes at up to a third off

Fine flooring and wall finishes at up to a third off

Take flooring, for instance. New advances – from developing materials and techniques to understanding how to get the most from existing ones – mean that, when it comes to design options, we’ve never had more choice. To improve the flow from your kitchen to your patio using rustic ceramic floor tiles; or build the wet room of your dreams, at Topps Tiles you’ll find all you need. In search of a realistic-looking natural finish without the maintenance and cost of…

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Plywood kitchen design

Plywood kitchen design

Take this kitchen design as inspiration and make use of plywood. It’s a versatile material that you can clad with a Formica or stainless-steel worktop to make it more robust.

What is plywood?

What is plywood?

Plywood – it\’s constructed from thin layers of cross-laminated timber – the direction of the grain alternates with each one – that are compression – moulded together with an adhesive to form a single sheet. That sheet can be anything from 0.4 to 50 millimeters thick and any wood can be used, from spruce to eucalyptus. The most common, and one of the strongest, is birch. What\’s so great about it? \”Strength and stability are the benefits of plywood,\” says…

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