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Working From Home

Working From Home Most of us now work from home for at least part of our working week. While we are on client premises or at our company office we are very aware of the health and safety issues surrounding computer work; we have adjustable seating, desks at the right height, foot rests, wrist rests, monitor raisers and good lighting. However re-locate us to our homes and we find ourselves working on a bed, balancing on the end of a kitchen counter or vanity desk. Do we suddenly...

Kitchens can be an incredibly frustrating place to spend a lot of time, especially if they don’t function in the precise way that you would like them to. We all have problems with our old kitchens and many of us dream of upgrading to modern kitchens, so why shouldn’t you get a new kitchen design? You may think that there are a lot of obstacles in your path preventing you from doing so. Fortunately, this is not usually the case. So, in order to dispel a number of these common...

Everyone talks about the benefits of a fresh start or blank canvas but when it comes to decorating a new home, starting from scratch can actually be quite daunting. Although it’s tempting to just save the hassle and paint every wall the same shade of beige, there are plenty of simple ways to ensure your new place reflects your character. From picking the colour scheme to deciphering tumble dryer symbols so that you’re new fabrics are kept clean and fresh, here are a few simple...

Shabby Chic

Shabby Chic Shabby chic décor has been all the rave since the 80s and still is. So whether you’re looking to purchase a brand-new pastel-toned dining room accessory from the store, or thinking of artfully refurbishing Grandmother’s half-length hallway mirror yourself, there’s always a way to successfully perfect the shabby chic you’re after. First, the shabby chic look is usually built on white backgrounds – often a complex mixture of different shades,...

Sunlight is essential to humans, keeping us warm and keeping us healthy by giving us all the vitamins we need. However, it also has more material benefits in that maximising natural light can reduce our heating and lighting costs, so it makes sense to make as much use of sunlight as possible. Why our bodies need natural light The most important thing sunlight gives us is vitamin D. Whilst we can get vitamin D by other means (i.e. from certain foods), exposing our bodies to sunlight...