Pocketmags Digital Magazines
Pocketmags Digital Magazines
   You are currently viewing the United Kingdom version of the site.
Would you like to switch to your local site?

Move? No, Improve!

Feature Stephanie Durrant

According to home insurance provider homeprotect.co.uk, 49% of us are unhappy with our home, while 62% are delaying renovation projects. So is the solution packing up and shipping out? It could be. But, and we’re sure we’re not alone here, the endless chasing of solicitors, infinite form filling and frustration of being caught up in a never-ending vortex, sorry, chain, fills us with dread. Which is why we’ve collated a generous helping of ideas and expert advice for improving your existing property. Think of it as marriage counselling for your home, as we help you fall back in love with the house you have, while saving time, effort and a whole lot of cash. In fact, it could even increase your home’s value for when you eventually do move.

Double up

If you’re not able to conjure up an extra room (or more to the point, the budget for one) then think about how you can make your existing space work harder. Multitasking furniture is your saving grace, so ditch the double bed from the spare room and swap it for a stylish sofa bed. You might then have room for a desk and book shelf so the area can double as a home office.

Read the complete article and many more in this issue of Homestyle
Purchase options below
If you own the issue, Login to read the full article now.
Single Digital Issue July 2016
This issue and other back issues are not included in a new Homestyle subscription. Subscriptions include the latest regular issue and new issues released during your subscription.
Annual Digital Subscription SPECIAL OFFER: Was £19.99 Now £15.99 billed annually
Monthly Digital Subscription £2.99 billed monthly
PRINT SUBSCRIPTION? Available at magazine.co.uk, the best magazine subscription offers online.

This article is from...

View Issues
July 2016

Other Articles in this Issue

Editor’s Letter
The long awaited arrival of the summer sun means this
Head to page 22 for our pick of bright and
Make a floral feature with our statement vases on page
‘The living room is a light and airy room with
I’m Cathy Locke and I live with my husband, Kieran,
Those long-awaited rays of summer sun are upon us and,
The house had been rented out and was dirty, run-down
Hi, I’m Vanessa De Angelis. I live with my husband,
I’m Leanne Green, and I live with my boyfriend, Luke,
Here’s an easy idea from Erica Strauss’s book, The Hands-On
Add a fun, exotic twist to your interiors with tropical-inspired
This cocktail shaker is just £3 from George Home
Serve up coffee and croissants while perching on this French
The honeycomb detailing on this glass vase gives it a
Be inspired by Parisian cafés with a chic petit four
Ideal for high-traffic areas, this Serena Natural/Multi design is printed
Branch out with a sunny yellow number for a fun
Nab a design that’s sold in a spectrum of shades
For those who favour clean lines over catchy patterns, stick
Consider current trends and what you’d be on the hunt
Myfox has launched the world’s first proactive smart home security
Watered-down greys and raw materials like metal, wool and wood
1 Take the cardboard and, at one end, mark 5cm-long
1 Paint a plywood circle with a coat of cream
1 Cut open a large cereal box and lay it
Americana Décor chalky finish paint in Escape, £7 per 236ml,
Oh hello summer! You’ve got us feeling fired up for
Gather your fabric scraps and get stitching these colourful hexagon
* 750g white fish fillets, roughly chopped * 1 tsp
✳160g couscous✳500ml hot vegetable stock✳1 green pepper, diced✳1 orange pepper,
Fans of Cath Kidston, hold onto your Antique Rose hats,