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It’s gone from dark and dated, to bright and beautiful

Clever planning and design ideas allowed Sheena Watson to create a light, airy bathroom, that meets all her family’s showering and bathing needs

When Sheena Watson moved into her three-bedroom terrace, in Margate, with husband, Craig, and sons, Sam and Alex, she was well aware that it needed more than just a coat of paint to bring it up-to-date. ‘It hadn’t been decorated for decades, and the bathroom with its shabby turquoise suite, grubby walls and stained carpet was perhaps the worst room of all,’ recalls Sheena. ‘What’s more, a huge cupboard, complete with antiquated boiler, meant there was no room to manoeuvre when it came to adding a much needed shower.’ However, Sheena was sure she could rise to the challenge and create an inviting and practical family bathroom.

The site of the former boiler cupboard is now graced with a large shower enclosure. While the use of curved lines on both enclosure and basin, aid movement around, what is essentially, a fairly narrow space
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Isn’t it funny, no matter how many years ago you left school, September always comes with an air of new beginnings and fresh starts. Whether it’s the kids going back to school, the older ones leaving home and heading off to Uni, or just us grown-ups fancying a new lunchbox for work or a fresh new look for our home. So if you’ve got the itch to make a few changes around your home, we’ve made sure there’s plenty to inspire you in this issue. On page 36 we take a look at the hottest trends on the high street for the coming season. From cosy woodland touches, glamorous metallics mixed with sultry dark tones, chic and simple Scandi-inspired pieces or flamboyant florals, we’re sure you’ll find something you’ll want to add to your home to freshen it up for the months ahead. And, if your kitchen or bathroom floor needs a bit of an update, then check out our guide to the latest flooring designs that are both pretty and practical (p.48). Don’t forget to check out our gorgeous bathroom makeovers too for even more great ideas to steal (p.24). Meanwhile, if your kids have flown the nest, and you’re considering downsizing, then do read our essential guide on page 106 to see if it’s right for you. Even if you’re not planning any major decorating projects this month, you can still get in the ‘back to school’ spirit, with our brilliant recipe ideas (p.100). Go on treat yourself to a new lunchbox and spoil yourself with our tasty lunchbox treats!