10 top tips for going green this Christmas

There are plenty of reasons for making you Christmas as Green as possible:  With the recent high-magnitude storms and extreme weather battering many parts of our little planet you might agree that we’re damaging our climate – and it really is time to change our habits. Or with energy prices going up way-beyond inflation and […]

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Interesting Exports #5 – It takes all sauce

In part 5 of our look at interesting British exports we turn our attention to  sauce. Just to be clear, we’re not talking the kind of accompaniment that frequents the sauce boat in your average gastronomic michelin starred establishment. No, we’re talking something far more important. A pair of condiments that are a fundamental part of British cuisine. […]

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Attics, Lofts, Basements and Cellars: British vs. American Homes

At the top there are attics and lofts, at the bottom there are cellars and basements. But what’s the difference? And how does use of space in homes differ between the UK and our US cousins? From apex to underpinning, we take a look at the contrast between the household spaces found at each end […]

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Recession Proof Businesses: #7 Home Maintenance and Handyman

“Make do and mend” is a philosophy that takes a backseat when the economy is booming. It is usually cheaper and easier to simply replace broken appliances. With less disposable income around, it makes sense to repair – rather than replace – wherever you can. And more people are… It’s no surprise then that the […]

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Clever Storage #4 – Kitchen Appliance Garage

Time for another reflection on the genius of the community of super-shrewd Swedish self-assembly furniture creators over at Ikeahackers.net. And number 4 in our feature on Great Uses of Space see us paying homage to the ‘kitchen appliance garage’ and innovative approach to storage frontage, that will tidy up any home.

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