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How COVID-19 Has Impacted the DIY Market

With the COVID-19 pandemic forcing the UK to stay in their homes, 55% of which had to rearrange their spare room into a new office space in order to work remotely, it’s ultimately resulted in an increased demand for home offices and workspaces, as well as general decorating as people now spend more time indoors and in their gardens.

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Category: Ideas

4 Tips to Make a Small Kitchen feel Bigger

It’s easy to get distracted by all the amazing large kitchens on Instagram with islands the size of your kitchen, but there are lots of easy features you can include in your small kitchen to make it feel much bigger.

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Create the Perfect Bespoke Dressing Room

Many of us struggle to find enough storage for clothes in our bedrooms, often wardrobes can be too large and bulky or they simply just don’t fit. However, there are several ways to improve storage, one of which is through the use of fitted dressing rooms.

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Quiet space near window with red cushion and candle
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How to Create a Space of Calm During Self Isolation

The process of self isolation, while necessary, is no easy task, and it only becomes more difficult the longer it goes on. It is therefore important, now more than ever, that you create a space of calm that allows you, or other members of your household, to achieve a sense of normality to prevent both physical and mental issues that can arise from a prolonged isolation period.

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Category: Ideas

The Latest Bedroom Design Trends for Spring 2020

Spring 2020 is now upon us, which means that many people will be looking to give their homes a refresh. The bedroom is often a great place to start as it’s usually the place we go to relax and recharge. With that in mind, here are some of the key trends for spring 2020 and some tips on how you can incorporate them into your home, even if you’re on a budget.

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Freedom multi-generational accessible kitchen comes to Berkshire

Tara Neil Kitchens has been appointed an exclusive retailer of Freedom by Symphony, an innovative new range of accessible kitchens.

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Category: Ideas

Kitchen Transformations: Before and After

Over the years we’ve transformed a number of kitchens into great family and dining spaces. In this blog we show a few examples of recent installations.

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Planning a Kitchen: Extractor Fan

An extractor fan has a very practical function and so needs to be set at a particular position relative to the hob. Manufacturer recommendations vary but most agree that the minimum distance between the hob and the lowest part of the extractor hood should be somewhere in the 650-750mm range.

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Planning a Kitchen: Position and Size of High Cupboards

Like worktop heights, there are a number of factors that you should consider when planning your wall units. Clearly if you are on not especially tall then wall units that start too high will be impracticable.

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Planning a Kitchen: Worktop and Appliance Heights

Many people never think about the height of their worktops and yet preparing food on surfaces that are too high or too low can be awkward and uncomfortable – in the long run it will not be great for your back either.

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Planning a Kitchen: Choosing Colours

When it comes to the colours of your kitchen, the psychology of kitchen design very much plays a part. Ensuring your kitchen has plenty of natural light will prevent the room from becoming dark and gloomy, even on the rainiest of days.

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Planning a Kitchen: Before the Work Begins

Long before you even arrange for builders to enter your kitchen you need to understand exactly what you want, the space around you and how you’re going to utilise your kitchen.

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