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Whether you’re going to renovate your kitchen, or redo your bathroom: if you’re itching to start your next home refurbishment, there are several things you should consider before starting out.

I’m guessing you’ve had an idea about what you want to do to your property, but are asking ‘where should I begin?’. I get it. For my own home renovation, it was all about getting rid of the very dated, and slightly disgusting, wallpapers and carpets before anything else. After this, we then measured up and assessed our space – a great place for you to start.

If you’ve lived in your home for a while, consider what it is you want to achieve, from functionality to aesthetics. Does the layout work as it is or does it require a total overhaul?

It’s also important to consider what the knock on effects will be as a whole. For example, if you plan to renovate a kitchen, how will the rest of the space be affected? I know there’s lots to think about before a renovation gets underway, so I’ve broken down everything you need to know to guide you through the planning process and beyond... Georgina

    What is hygge? How to get that cosy feeling

    The Danish word translates to cosiness, a sense of comfort, and it promotes enjoying the simple pleasures in life with a focus on wellbeing. Coming from one of the happiest countries in the world, it’s a clear indication that this concept can help boost our moods. And I think we could all do with a bit of hygge

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    What is a bootility room? And do you need one?

    Harbury bootility

    Probably one of the most popular features we see in our jobs as interiors journalists are utility rooms. And why not? They’re practical, you keep chores out of sight, and it’s just nice to have a separate space. Boot rooms are something we often see on wishlists, too – especially if you have kids or pets. But what if you don’t have the space for both? Enter the bootility room. Ideal for cleaning muddy paws, getting sweaty sports kit into

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    How do I get rid of limescale?

    No matter if it’s residue from the kettle, a little deposit on taps, or even clogging the shower head, we’ve probably all had to deal with – and been properly annoyed

  • How to fix your leaking tap

    Let’s start this feature with a brief honesty hour: we’ve probably all left a dripping tap to its own devices for too long. Sure, it’s annoying, but nowhere near enough for


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