Nomadic interior designer Kate Hollingsworth finally feels settled after creating her ideal home – after two years of hard graft.
For Kate, there is no greater thrill than finding a beautiful but unloved home, restoring it back to its former glory – and then immediately getting started on another project.
‘I’ve renovated at least eight houses, and then have always sold up and moved on, as I get bored,’ says Kate. ‘This time, though, I’m just not feeling the itch again. There is so much scope at my present home, it is like a great big gorgeous doll’s house.
‘And I haven’t even got cracking on the garden yet.’
Kate, 43, bought her detached Victorian five-bedroom home – which she shares with her two teenage sons and two cats – in
Renovating, redesigning, or even redecorating can be very expensive. The price of such a project rises even further when we are talking about a larger house or apartment. It is definitely not an affordable process for most people. But, from time to time, it is necessary. Whether the goal is for aesthetics, safety, or health, it needs to be done. But, you do not always have to end up spending tens of thousands of dollars for this type of project. There are some home renovation ideas that can be budget-friendly.
However, you will need to invest a little bit more time if you want to save on money. It will not be easy to find something that is budget-friendly while also providing you with the design that you are looking for.
But, you do not have to stress yourself too much. There are tons of websites out there
The Ministry of Interior (MoI) has advised people to ensure that they use only trusted programs and applications to connect to their home security systems remotely. This comes in continuation of the tips being offered by the ministry through social media on the safe use of home security camera systems. On Sunday, the MoI had advised residents to get home surveillance devices only from accredited suppliers to ensure that the system was safe for use. “To ensure the safe use of home security camera systems and to keep them safe from being hacked, please visit the link Security Systems Department at http://moi.gov.qa before buying them to ensure that the company is accredited,” the ministry had said. Besides visiting the link on the ministry’s website, people can also call 2343999 to get the relevant information. Providing further advice yesterday, the MoI said people should make sure that they are using trusted
One of the A’ Design Awards’ standout features is just its vastly multidisciplinary nature. Conceived as the one award program to cover every single aspect of the design industry, the A’ Design Award looks at as many as 99 categories, spanning everything from Architecture to Interiors, Graphics, Packaging, Furniture, Film, Social Design, Medical Product Design, Transportation, Jewelry, and a category that’s truly close to our hearts… Consumer Technology.
Gadgets are perhaps an undeniable part of the ‘better human experience’. Whether it’s the presence of innovative features, or the lack of distracting elements, each product is designed to fulfill a certain need and achieve a certain end – which it believes is best for its user. It’s probably why technology and design are so interwoven into A’ Design’s approach. Currently in their 2020-21 edition, the awards are looking for the next generation of life-changing, life-bettering products, with as many as 218
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In Dream Big, Live Small, we visit tiny home-dwellers, discovering why they choose to live this way, how they manage it and the possibilities to do things like travel, learn and grow that have resulted from downsizing so significantly. In the long run, living small is really about living big.
While some design tiny homes to look like mini versions of standard houses, others get a little more creative with their dwellings. Take Georgia John and Fin Kernohan of Dublin, for instance. The duo built a tiny home that looks like a tiny firehouse as a tribute to firefighters and first responders.
The house-buying market continues to move rapidly. Fall is a great time to sell your home, but for the best results, take a few steps to make sure it’s attractive and will fetch the best price.
Here are six ways to prep your house for a sale in the fall.
1. Keep up with your yard
Leaves are starting to fall quickly now. Rake and bag them on a daily basis; you never know when a potential buyer will show. Clean your gutters; potential buyers will take note of leaking gutters or clogged downspouts.
2. Check your furnace
Hire an HVAC pro to check your heating unit or furnace. Would-be buyers will be taking a close look at this, and you want it to be in the best shape. A furnace that makes strange noises or is not working perfectly is a big turnoff. Make sure you stay on top
Alan Regala, ShelfGenie of Seattle, shows us how to create a more functional home, without a complete remodel. Sponsored by ShelfGenie.
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A renovation of an original 1960s Hawke’s Bay kitchen by Trudi Rabbitte of Rabbitte Joinery has won two awards at the 2020 NKBA Excellence in Design Awards.
The awards, held on Friday night, are among the most prestigious kitchen and bathroom awards in the country.
Rabbitte won the 2020 NKBA Excellence in Design Hawke’s Bay Chapter Kitchen & Bathroom Recognition Award and the 2020 NKBA Excellence in Design Kitchen Distinction $25k -$40k Award ahead of more than 100 designs throughout NZ.
The brief was to replace an original 1960s kitchen with a more spacious and cohesive space for a family to enjoy.
The previous kitchen was small and did not allow any sitting space for visitors which had a negative effect when entertaining as it interrupted the flow.
The homeowners also wanted more storage for their children’s school bags and homework and a
iOhouse designed Space, a totally off-grid tiny home.
With all the highest end customizations, the home costs about $413,000 and can be installed in just 90 minutes.
As a smart home, every feature is controlled through the owner’s phone.
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Swedish company iOhouse created a luxury, futuristic smart home with Space. The contemporary design comes completely move-in ready, with everything from furniture to sheets and wine glasses already set up. The house is transported by trailer anywhere in the EU, dropped in place by a crane, and residents can move in within 90 minutes.
The coronavirus pandemic, along with greater potential for remote work than ever, have driven many out of cities in search of privacy and more affordable living. iOhouse claims that Space can offer the best of both worlds for this type of customer, with all the luxuries of a modern urban