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Your Letters
I thought I’d share what my daughter and granddaughter achieved during lockdown. Olivia, who’s nine, chose this vibrant tropical wallpaper and helped her mum to paper her bedroom wall. She decorated the lampshade with cut-out birds and painted the le
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Savvy Ways To Score BUDGET-FRIENDLY DÉCOR
Redecorating your home is pricey, right? Wrong! Or at least it doesn’t have to break the bank with our money-saving tips and expert guidance. In this round-up, you’ll find lots of simple, low-cost ways to refresh your space, such as upcycling furnitu
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CRAFT STASH Must Haves
For £60, you can attend one of Shilpa Reddy Flower Design’s wonderful virtual workshops. The classes have been made super easy to take part in, as everything you need will be posted to your home then you can log on to Zoom on the day of your workshop
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Cheap And Cheerful Meals
✔ 1 tbsp olive oil ✔ 8 reduced-fat pork sausages ✔ 1 onion, finely chopped ✔ 1 celery stick, finely chopped ✔ 1 carrot, peeled and finely chopped ✔ 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped ✔ 400g tin chopped tomatoes ✔ 400ml chicken stock ✔ 1 tsp smoked papri
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Letter Of The Month
My partner and I recently purchased our first home and we’re in the process of decorating the house to our taste. I’ve adopted one of the spare bedrooms and turned it into a dressing room for myself. We painted the walls white and replaced the old br
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30 Easy Updates Under £30
Give your home a spruce-up without lifting a finger! Refresh your existing décor the purse-friendly way with a few on-trend key pieces – we’ve tracked down the most stylish must-haves for every room, and all for £30 and under.
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Show Off Your Hard Work In Your Home
Have you just finished decorating your home? If so, we’d love to see your photos – and, who knows, it may even be featured in a future issue. You can share them on instagram using #YHlovemyhome and #YourHomemagazine, or email yourhome@immediate.co.uk
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MAKE-AHEAD MEALS Mediterranean falafel
PREP 30 minutes + 12 hours soaking COOK 30 minutes MAKES 45 balls ✔ 500g dried chickpeas ✔ 1 bunch fresh parsley ✔ 1 bunch fresh coriander ✔ 1 medium onion, coarsely chopped ✔ 2 garlic cloves ✔ ½ green chilli pepper, deseeded ✔ ½ tbsp ground cumin ✔
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Household HINTS
We all know never to go food shopping when hungry because we’ll come out with double the amount we intended to buy. But what other clever hacks can you introduce to save a pretty penny? Follow these top tips and you’ll be a money-saving mogul in no t
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Jargon Busters
Circulaire fan This type of fan can reduce cooking time by up to 20 per cent. The consistent circulation means you can cook different things at the same time without a crossover of flavours. Conventional heating This kind of oven has two heating elem
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We Designed Our Home With Family In Mind
When Emily and Sam Waddington started to decorate and furnish their new home near Harrogate, it was Sam who spent hours browsing interiors shops and studying paint colours to find shades that would work in their new home. ‘I took a graphic design cou
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Home IMPROVEMENT
Create that hygge feeling you’ve been dreaming of with Woodwarm Stoves. Cosy, charming and guaranteed to set off a sequence of ‘wows’ from friends and family, Woodwarm’s stoves are accessible even if you don’t have a chimney. All you need is a flue,
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SMARTER Shopper
Paying a professional to redecorate can be a costly expense. But instead of getting someone in to hang your wallpaper or retile your bathroom, why not give it a go yourself? Read on to find out how much you can save on labour costs. LAY VINYL FLOORI
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8 OF THE BEST: Cookers
A cooker should last for years to come, so it needs to be durable, high-quality and suited to you to ensure it’s a worthy investment. But before you go ahead and splash the cash, check out our must-read advice on what to consider before you buy. Firs
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Come On In...
WE ARE Emily Waddington, who works for a kitchen company, husband, Sam, a manager with British Gas, and children Isabella, five, and Frankie, two. OUR HOME IS A four-bedroom Victorian terraced house in Harrogate. I LEARNT THAT You have to be organi
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How To Add Value To Your Home
Spending far more time than usual at home over the past year has motivated seven in 10 owners to plan post-lockdown improvements, according to research from Aldermore bank. As well as making your property more attractive, functional and comfortable,
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FOCUS ON: Cashback services
We’re all used to watching the pennies, but never more so than at the start of a new year. As well as budgeting, cutting back on nonessentials and reducing food waste, there are other ways to plough the pounds back into your pocket. We take a look at
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Kitchens & BATHROOMS
Create a spacious, minimalist bathroom with Matki’s range of contemporary bath screens. Forget old-fashioned, soggy shower curtains, bath screens are a practical and aesthetically pleasing way of keeping shower spray to a minimum. Matki’s bath screen
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Good Idea!
Try adding a kitchen island unit in a bold colour that’s different to the units to create a statement feature in the centre of the room. Emily and Sam turned the old fireplace into a focal point by stacking it with clean-cut logs. Half shutters in
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Expert Advice
‘For those looking to do up a property and then sell it on within the next few years, setting a realistic budget is incredibly important. Owners must consider the ceiling value, particularly if it is a smaller home or a new build. Often these works c
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Decorating
After a turbulent 2020, people are becoming more and more drawn towards textures and materials that provide cosiness and comfort – and there couldn’t be a better fit than bouclé. This looped textile was at its height of popularity in 1948, when Ameri
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Easy Updates
Having a completely new kitchen takes a lot of time, hassle and let’s face it, cash. But if you’re keen on creating a bit of a change this spring, there are plenty of ways to refresh and revive everything from tired old units to splashbacks, tiles, f
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Ideas To Steal
For bedroom storage with a sleek finish, go for a modern bedside table in fresh white Create a chic shelving display with monochrome accessories Complete an industrial-look dining area with retro metal dining chairs One of Emily and Sam’s favou
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Useful Contacts
• Source an approved builder to do the work at fmb.org.uk • Check out hoa.org.uk for useful advice on value-adding improvements and selling your home • Visit lease-advice.org for detailed information on extending a lease • Search NAEA Propertymark’s
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TREND ALERT… Cottagecore
As more of us are choosing the steadiness of the countryside over fast-paced city living, the cottagecore trend is highly appealing to those looking for a sense of escapism from the stresses of the world. It draws on the nostalgia of our grandparents
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Insider Info
WHO LIVES HERE? Lisa Barton, a Consultant Headteacher, lives here with her husband Gerry, Director of timber company chilterntimber.co.uk. The house is a five-bed built in the nineties in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire. WHAT DO YOU LIKE MOST ABOUT
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I Became A Master Upcycler To Finish This House!
Hildah Jiah’s passion for all things vintage began with childhood keepsakes from her native Zimbabwe. A frequent shopper at local vintage fairs, car boots, antique emporiums and charity shops, she has created a colourful, quirky interior at her Hertf
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Case Study
Hannah Adams and her husband, Tom, bought their three-bed semi-detached house in Hove in 2017 with the intention of improving it to make a profit. Although it was in reasonable condition and close to the station and seafront, it didn’t spark joy. ‘It
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I’ve Turned A Neglected Lean-to Into A Cosy Office
When Kiara and Chris Bennett found themselves regularly working from home, both were desperate for an office. However, finding space in their three-bedroom South London home was never going to be easy. ‘Our boys, Luca and Lorenz, are still young enou
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Our Nineties Nightmare Is Now A Luxe Sanctuary
When Lisa and Gerry Barton moved to their mock-Tudor, five-bedroom property in Hertfordshire, they inherited a tired, dated bathroom that was installed when the house was built in the nineties. ‘There was a white fan-shaped pedestal basin with glossy
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