• Posts Tagged ‘utility room’

    The joy of spring cleaning

    by  • March 9, 2016 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    Utility-room1Spring is the perfect time of year to banish the winter blues, blow away the cobwebs and blitz your home from top to bottom. If you’re one of the 66% of the UK population that ‘don’t do housework’, then you’ll have no idea (or even care) that it’s National Spring Cleaning Week next week. I’m proud to say that I fall into the ‘keen cleaner’ category, and understand the importance of keeping a tidy home. But instead of doing a big annual overhaul, I like to keep on top of things. ‘Little and often’ is my cleaning mantra, although some say I’m a bit OCD, but that’s enough about me…

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    Clear out the clutter

    by  • January 5, 2016 • Best of the rest • 0 Comments

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    January is about all things new – a new year, new year’s resolutions, and sometimes even a new you! The best way to begin a new year is to get rid of anything you don’t need and start afresh, so it’s time to clear out the clutter.

    Organising your home and getting it all in order

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    Animal instincts

    by  • April 30, 2015 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

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    Burglars beware!

    There’s something about an animal presence that adds warmth to a home. But why do we love having pets around? Is it:
    • For company – do we love them for their tactility and the pleasure we get in stroking or handling them?
    • For security – to frighten scary burglars away?
    • To help us socialise with others – they’re icebreakers when you meet strangers
    • It makes us feel powerful because our pets are subservient (wish someone would tell my cats that)
    • Prevent boredom –
    Best of all, they claim pets bring your heart rate down – I must remember that the next time my incontinent moggy escapes under the bed or when she brings in a flapping bird as a present. And as for the dog’s habit of chucking up regularly, well it’s a good excuse to buy a new carpet I suppose…

    Seán O

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    Utilise your utility room

    by  • February 17, 2015 • Best of the rest • 0 Comments

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    Utility rooms don’t have to be utilitarian. This little space has received a wonderfully decorative approach, simply by using white paint teamed olive green fabric and accessories.  It is now, the perfect place to kick off boots (thanks to the nifty cushioned seat), hide away bulky coats (courtesy of the floor-to-ceiling tongue-and-groove cupboard), dump off shopping, or even pot up some plants. And, it looks great – you can’t say fairer. http://bit.ly/1CEh29u

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    Practically perfect

    by  • June 18, 2014 • Best of the rest • 1 Comment

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    Let’s face it, utility rooms aren’t necessarily an area one first thinks of decorating with any element of excitement, but with a bit of thought, they don’t have to be the eyesore they usually are either. This one certainly bucks the trend and was created by sticking to a simple colour scheme and a theme for the accessories – in this case, vintage. http://bit.ly/1lUhSrO

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    Utility room

    by  • August 29, 2013 • Best of the rest • 0 Comments

    Old dog, new tricks…

    Talk about giving a dog a bad name! No not the cute one in the picture – the one in question is a room. A utility room. Confused? Out of all the rooms in the house, which is the one that gets overlooked, gets dumped upon, never gets a mention – not to mention a lick of paint. But the worm has turned (yes it’s suddenly turned into a worm…) and in the houses we’re featuring lately in 25 Beautiful Homes we’re seeing loved-up, cared-for utility rooms that aren’t just dumping grounds for brushes, boots and boxes o’ rubbish.  Take a look at these beauties – I could easily pull up a chair, sip on my latte and read and good book in here.  Maybe that’s my weekend sorted – I’ve got a utility where I can hardly open the door for junk and it could be a fantastic space. All I have to do now is grab the bull by the horns…

    Seán O

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