Kya deLongchamps suggests getting outside now to finish those last few winter-battening jobs before the weather turns and the distractions of the season begin.
Fíann Ó Nualláin looks at the contemplative pleasure of working outside at this time of year.More
Kya deLongchamps looks at the science behind getting fresh, clean air into the home and the health consequences when there is insufficient ventilation in your home.
Kya deLongchamps considers the hidden demands of an open-plan lifestyle, and reminds us that getting it right at the planning stage can make all the difference to that great wide open.More
Carol O’Callaghan says a good cook has to have good tools for baking.More
Kya deLongchamps finds that the march of technology is continuing to revolutionise the way in which we store our food, wash clothes and make a cuppa.More
Kya deLongchamps looks at the practicalities of choosing and fitting a stove as part of a single room or a whole house heating plan using wood, coal or oil.More
Kya deLongchamps explores some common and baffling problems when it comes to dogs’ behaviour around the house. Do owners need as much polite retraining as their hairy companions? And is there really such a thing as ‘the outdoor dog’.More
Kya deLongchamps offers tips and tricks to getting a house move going in an (almost ) stress-free way.More
Kya deLongchamps considers the challenge of matching up facilities to square metres in the most hardworking and necessary of spaces — the bathroom.More
The master bedroom is somewhere you should feel invited to drop your guard, sloughing off your clothes and the emotional trials and tribulations of the day.More
Kya deLongchamps takes a look at the new trend flooding the market in the UK and Europe — natural swimming pools — and they’re coming here too.More
Kya deLongchamps takes a look at the latest techniques in interior design which hark back to earlier times and ancient methods for applying pattern and colour.More
Kya deLongchamps applies a cool clean eye to the latest and best in washers, fridge freezers and dishwashers and sifts best value from the varied offerings.More
Kya deLongchamps encourages us to live fully, and thrive in stylish, practical surroundings that can be enjoyed by the whole family from zero right up to 100.More
Kya deLongchamps gets a little defensive, as she sets up some outdoor boundaries in her choice of walls and fencing.More