Buying a sofa is one of the most exciting and important purchases you’re likely to make for your home. Your sofa is the focal point in your living room, and it’s where a lot of us find ourselves lounging, reading, entertaining, sleeping and even eating and drinking. You want to…

Over the last several months, we have all been forced to adapt our living and working patterns to cope with the new normal. As our daily routines have changed, so too have our priorities. In most cases we are spending more time in our homes, bringing increased awareness of the…

Kitchen worktops and surfaces are often what guests notice first when they walk into a kitchen. They can really set the design tone for the entire room, providing continuity and cohesion and helping to tie together all the various elements within the space, so getting it right is essential for…

12 Oct 2020
When decorating, painting your walls is an easy way to breathe colour and style into a space, says Natasha Bradley, Lick Home’s Interior Design and Colour Expert.

With lockdown restrictions lifting and the property sector starting to ramp back up, home-builders and developers will be looking for opportunities, especially with the news that the Government has changed stamp duty rates with zero to pay up to £500,000.

11 Sep 2020
With a shift towards the use of colour in the bathroom, how can this be tapped into successfully while maintaining the need for relaxation and tranquillity and what other trends are coming through in the design of this smallest of spaces? Ben Bryden, Sales and Marketing Director at RAK Ceramics…

Fireplaces are typically something that many people realise they want, with sobering clarity, too late in their self-build or renovation project to be able to easily factor in. Thankfully, help is at hand in the form of stylish fireplaces that don’t require a chimney system.

11 Aug 2020
Since the start of lockdown, councils across the country have reported an increase in noise complaints. While this doesn’t necessarily mean people are any louder than before, it could be down to the fact more people have been at home. It neatly illustrates the lack of consideration sometimes given to…

Eric Nicholls, Managing Director at bespoke staircase manufacturer Spiral UK, shares the latest staircase design trends that are leading the way in architects, interior designers’ and homeowners’ choices for staircases in the home.

Re-thinking access to the upper floor of this property, changing the flow of the stairs and updating the materials created a graceful solution with multiple benefits. Here, i-Build looks at the project.

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