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It’s the Perfect Place to Kick Start my New Career

Penny Heaton has transformed a dingy north-facing box room into a bright and airy workspace, tailored to her business needs
Penny’s storage was specifically chosen to suit the demands of her new career, while accessories, such as a starburst clock and fun cassette memo board, reinforce the mid-century theme

Having worked in the fashion industry for many years, Penny Heaton was now keen to go it alone as a freelance consultant. So when she and husband, Keith, bought a four-bedroom house in South London, along with children, Isobel and George, it wasn’t the generous kitchen or bathroom that initially caught Penny’s eye, but the potential of a small, drab spare room. ‘Extra space is a rare commodity in London, so the fact that this house had everything we needed as a family, plus a dedicated room for my office, made it a must,’ says Penny. With its lurid décor and dated carpet, even Penny admits her new space was anything but inspiring.

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After the expense of Christmas and the indulgence of the January sales, most of us are feeling the need to tighten our belts a bit in February. So with this in mind, we’ve crammed this issue with hundreds of great money-saving ideas and bargain buys to help you create a superstylish home on a shoestring. On page 36 you’ll discover lots of creative, colourful ideas for brightening up your home over these drab wintry days, with prices starting from just £2.49! Meanwhile, if your kitchen and bathroom are in need of a bit of love and attention, but you don’t have lots of spare cash, you’ll love our budget-conscious solutions, on pages 48 and 56, which include a new suite for under £300 and smart kitchen units from just £42 each. As well as lots of purse-friendly ideas for all around your home, we’ve also got some smart ways to make extra cash on page 70, while on page 18 we’ve found the best apps to save you money on everything from your weekly shop to train tickets and phone calls! If you’ve a hungry family to feed, it’s easy for your supermarket shop to eat a big chunk out of your budget, so we’ve put together some great ideas for hearty suppers that will fill their tummies without emptying your bank balance (p.100)! Finally, if you want to blitz the clutter in your home, take a look at our savvy storage solutions on page 114.
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