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How to make the most of your bathroom

Kya deLongchamps considers the challenge of matching up facilities to square metres in the most hardworking and necessary of spaces — the bathroom.

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Solutions for styling, storage and delicious slumber in the bedroom

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.

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Natural swimming pools and ponds are making a splash in the UK and European market

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.

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Old ways for dressing up new walls

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.

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Intelligent appliances and how to buy the best for your home

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.

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For an enjoyable family home, just add kids

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.

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Good fences make for good neighbours

Kya deLongchamps gets a little defensive, as she sets up some outdoor boundaries in her choice of walls and fencing.

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Designs that will bring a smile to your face

Kya deLongchamps encourages us to re-assess our living space and find a way to surround ourselves with what makes us truly happy.

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Catalogue king Argos brings sense of style to home range

Kya deLongchamps is surprised by the quality and stylish reach-up of the Heart of House collection by Argos for the coming autumn/winter interiors season.

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The safe play code to ensure your garden can be a haven of fun

Kya deLongchamps takes a look at the safety and standards around outdoor play equipment for children in your garden.

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Flowers will give your indoors that summertime bloom

Whether they are fabric, faux or fresh, Kya deLongchmps celebrates the place of flowers all over the house with tips to put a gorgeous bloom on any room.

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Temporary garden structures to keep you in the shade

Kya deLongchamps says there are myriad options when it comes to creating shelter from the sun and even outdoor accommodation in the garden.

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Cook in style whatever the budget allows

THE landscape of any kitchen is marked out above all things by the quality, finish and seamless installation of its major units. Freestanding, built-in, or a beautiful balance of elements, start with great furnishings whatever your budget.

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Light up the night with a string of solar solutions

Kya deLongchamps is switched on by the latest in cool, budget lighting for enjoying and securing your garden during the dog days of summer.

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Sky is the limit when lighting up those dark places

Kya deLongchamps examines the practical, celestial and architectural potential of opening a roof to the heavens, with windows for every type of space.

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Bring life, style and practicality to your utility room

Kya deLongchamps says we need to roll up our sleeves and bring practicality to the most hard-working room of the house.

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Roll up your sleeves ahead of the lazy summer days

Kya deLongchamps says it’s the time of the year to retrieve the garden furniture from storage and give it a little tender loving care before picnic days arrive.

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Some less than usual choices for home flooring

Kya deLongchamps is spoilt for choice when it comes to alternative flooring materials, from durable fabrics to luxuriantly silky carpets made with goat hair.

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Inside job: Make most of those spaces right next to the garden

As the evenings get longer and the weather improves, it’s time to start work on those indoor areas hovering on the edge of our gardens,

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Brush up on your painting skills at affordable prices

Full of the joys of spring, Kya deLongchamps dips into this season’s interior paint products for all types of surfaces, design requirements and budgets.

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