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Make a splash and move to a waterside home

Following your dream will be plain sailing with our guide to living near the water
Swapping a stressed-out city lifestyle for a home by the sea could be the best move you ever make
Image Newborough Beach, Anglesey VisitBritain/Visit Wales Image Centre

The results of a recent survey from estate agency Strutt & Parker reinforce our affinity for living close to the water. 61% of the people who took part hope to move to a waterside home in the future, with relaxation, stunning views, air quality and wellbeing cited as the main reasons for wanting to do so. Nearly two thirds aspire to a place on the coast, while one in three would prefer to be by a river, estuary, lake or canal. Why wait until retirement to change your lifestyle for the better?

Access via a short wooden bridge is all part of the charm of this refurbished early 18th-century cottage, set on the banks of a brook in a village outside York
Image www.carterjonas.co.uk
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Hoorah! Summer is here and if, like me, the sunshine makes you want to spend as much time as you can outdoors, then I know you’re going to enjoy this issue. To begin with we’ve got some gorgeous creative projects on page 60 to give your garden the ‘wow’ factor. The cat planter is my favourite, it’s so cute! Meanwhile, on page 66, we show you how to make raised beds for your garden – perfect if you’ve always wanted to grow your own fruit and veg. For many of us, summertime makes us think of beds and borders brimming with colourful flowers, but there’s another important element that you should spend time getting right and that’s the foliage. Turn to page 114 for our guide to which leafy plants will give your garden year-round interest. But, of course, gardening isn’t all about planting and pruning, you should always make time to enjoy your hard work. So why not treat yourself to one of our favourite new garden furniture designs on page 44? Talking of new designs, we’ve gone all contemporary on our kitchen and bathroom pages this issue, from glossy kitchens (p.55) to super sleek suites (p.48), you’re sure to find a look you love. Meanwhile, if you’re thinking of updating your bedroom, look no further than this month’s makeovers (p.24), and if you’re trying to choose a new colour for your next decorating scheme then why not try this season’s hottest shade – Denim Drift? On page 36 we’ve got some great colour scheming ideas to make this gorgeous shade of blue work in any home. Finally, make sure you take a peek at our recipe pages this month, as we’ve got some delicious ways to cool down with frozen desserts and ice lollies (p.100).
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