Pasta in jars on kitchen shelf

35 kitchen storage ideas for a tiny kitchen

If your kitchen is tiny and you always find yourself struggling for room, these 35 clever kitchen storage ideas will help you take back your workspace and stay organised. 1. Magnetic wall If your worktops are often covered in pieces of paper - school letters, the bin calendar, bills to pay and so on - cover a wall or the side of a cabinet in sheet metal and create your own magnetic organiser to keep everything tidy (above left). This requires [...]

Charcoal matt paint behind a sofa

Using matt paint in a family home

Matt paint is right on trend but you might be wondering whether or not it's a good choice for the family home. Matt paint and small children was once a combination that did not mix very well. Little grubby fingermarks would require very careful dabbing and in most cases, either the paint would be disturbed or the mark would remain. Now, matt paint has evolved and washable matt paint  or ‘durable matt’, as it's known, is a thing. This [...]

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Guest room ideas for the ‘hotel luxe’ touch

Whether you have a dedicated guest room or you’re freshening up a family member’s room to accommodate your guests, there are a few easy, quick and cheap guest room ideas to give your guests the luxury hotel welcome. Refresh the paint Giving the walls a repaint is a quick, cheap way to completely refresh a guest room and give it a brand new feel. Make sure you paint well in advance of your guests’ stay, as the smell of freshly painted walls isn’t [...]