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Interiors

What do interior designers do? Here’s what to expect

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Interiors

Farmhouse kitchen ideas: how to design a modern country-style space 

Create a casual-yet-stylish cooking hub with farmhouse kitchen ideas that tick the boxes for rustic originality and modern-day traditionalism

SECOND NATURE Belsay Home Office in Dove Grey
Storage

Home office storage ideas for a space that’s functional and pretty

From small home offices to multifunctional areas, there’s something for every space in this storage ideas roundup.

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Home Appliances

Does a costly coffee machine make a better brew? 

Does spending more on a coffee machine mean you’ll have a better drink at the end of it? We put a £750 machine to the test to find out.

Interiors

Planning a home makeover? How to find an interior designer

Wondering how to find an interior designer? We guide you through the process of finding the best designer for your home project.

Elegant conservatory dining area with black and white striped rug
Home Energy

Conservatory heating ideas: 11 tips to tackle the chill

How do you keep a conservatory warm in winter? Discover 11 conservatory heating ideas to make the most of your space, whatever the weather.

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Renovation

Just smashing – we break down the challenges and costs of removing an internal wall

There’s more to taking down an internal wall than you might think. Get a handle on the costs before calling in the builders.

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Low maintenance gardening

The King’s former head gardener reveals her low-maintenance tips

Highgrove's former head gardener shares her best low-effort tips for managing your garden

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Smart Home

Echo Show 15 review

The Echo Show 15 is Amazon’s largest smart display, but do the extra inches make it better? We find out…

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DIY

Roll with it: we tested paint rollers to find the best for the job

Taking on some decorating and need a paint roller for the job? If you’re not sure which one to pick, you’re in luck. We’ve tested a range of rollers, from premium to budget, to help you decide. Here’s our verdict.