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  • - ‘I’m excited by the idea of well-designed, affordable housing,’ says Lee Thornley, who created this beautiful barge, now moored on the Regent’s Canal in London. It’s conveniently tied up outside the HQ of Thornley’s interiors firm, Bert & May, so he stays here while working in the capital, before zipping back to his family home in [...]

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  • - Design company Bert & May says portable units are an affordable way to add extra space to homes Britain needs to build around 250,000 new homes a year to ease the chronic housing shortage, although current figures show homebuilders are achieving just half of that. Now one company claims to have found one way to help [...]

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  • - Is there such a thing as too much storage? These clever homeowners and designers from around the world have come up with creative solutions to add space to a home. Take a look at their 11 ideas and find inspiration in under-floor toy boxes, moving walls and hardworking staircases. Which solution would you choose? 1. [...]

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  • - A study surveyed more than 2,000 people, of which 26% were planning to buy a home in the next five years. A short commute to work, having more space and being near a good school are at the top of home buyers’ wish-lists, research suggests. One in three people (33%) planning to buy a home [...]

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  • - Think of the entrance to your home as a vestibule to your character – it’s just the place to express your signature style   Far more than just a channel for the home’s traffic, a hallway has the power to speak volumes about a property’s inhabitants as soon as we set foot through the door. [...]

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  • -   More than a route to other levels, stairs can provide storage space and wow as a design feature, too. Explore this step-by-step guide – Brian O’Tuama, Houzz contributor and architect and founder of Brian O’Tuama Architects…. More  Click “Embed” to display an article on your own website or blog. As well as serving a practical function – a [...]

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  • - Ikea has created the kitchen of 2025 — and there’s no stove or refrigerator! IKEA didn’t just imagine the kitchen of the future. It actually built it. The Concept Kitchen 2025, a pop-up exhibit featured at EXPO Milano 2015, isn’t about your kitchen and its appliances doing all the work for you; it’s about helping you make [...]

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  • - What people need and expect from their homes. (A research report for the Royal Institute of British Architects) This research project has been commissioned from Ipsos MORI by the RIBA for the independent Future Homes Commission’s investigation into how the UK can build enough of the right kind of homes for modern British households. The [...]

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  • - An Introduction. As a physical setting, the residential environment is critical for human well-being. We spend most of our working time in buildings, and most of our leisure time at home or close by in our neighbourhood. This fact alone justifies the need to study the role that housing and space play in the quality [...]

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  • - Scientists find physical clutter negatively affects your ability to focus, process information Researchers at the Princeton University Neuroscience Institute published the results of a study they conducted in the January issue of The Journal of Neuroscience that relates directly to uncluttered and organized living. From their report “Interactions of Top-Down and Bottom-Up Mechanisms in Human Visual Cortex”: Multiple stimuli [...]

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