Chris Snook

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London, South East, UK

Business Description
Chris Snook is a skilled and creative photographer specialising in Architecture, Interior Design and Residential Interiors.

I have over seven years experience, producing images for various clients around the UK and abroad.

Currently I am based in London; however I will take on projects throughout the UK and abroad. I am always looking for new challenges and experiences. Recent commissions include Knight Frank, Milu LTD, Taylor Wimpey, Increase Space, Airbnb, Leon Speakers and Dressy Rooms.
London, Greater London UK 
Chris Snook 
F5, 16 Dalebury Road
London, Greater London SW17 7HH
United Kingdom 
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Rented Homes: How to Style the Seating Area in Your Living Room

Work around your landlord’s restrictions and create a beautiful spot in which to sit and admire your surroundings Full Story
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Pro to Pro: How Do I Market my Design Business?

Grab the attention of your target clients with these essential marketing tips Full Story
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Bathroom Planning: 10 Ways to Design a Practical Family Bathroom

Make your bathroom work for every member of the family with these smart solutions Full Story
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Exteriors: Creative Ways to Disguise Your Rubbish and Recycling Bins

Stow away your wheelie bins and hide your recycling boxes with these clever ideas for stylish waste disposal Full Story
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R Thomas Rainbow
For our house, which has been divided into four flats, we have five wheelie-bins, four in a row and one forming an L; the difficulty is that they need access both to the top, for us to put in rubbish/recycling, and to the front, so that the bin men can drag them out to empty. Has anyone solved this problem?
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Luciana, every time I see your gorgeous back garden I'm stunned all over again at what you've achieved in that space, and I love how well your bin store works!

We're in what we consider a temporary home. We own it but don't plan to stay long as we're looking for a 3-generation home. What to do with the bins has been a problem the past two years we've lived here - we'd parked them all over the plot trying to find a permanent spot that wouldn't cost much in time and money. One day my husband tired of bin dodging, got a shovel from the garage and over a few days we went from the (fuzzy, I know, I'm not the greatest photographer, lol) first snap to the second. Problem solved and it really has earned compliments from the neighbours!
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Kitchen Planning: 10 Ways to Create an Amazing Indoor/Outdoor Space

Love your kitchen and your garden? Then why not merge them into one fabulous room? Full Story
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If you ever plan something like this, either be very thorough from the beginning or pay a designer or architect to help make sure you end up with exactly what you want. We didn't and learnt this lesson the hard way; although we have a nice space all together, it's a bit all over the place and not really coordinated.

Firstly, we knew we want an indoor-outdoor space, so when we chose kitchen tiles we bought some 10sqm extra for the outside. The seller told us the tiles are frost resistant, but couldn't guarantee they won't become very slippery in the rain. The landscapers were really unhappy to use them though, saying that in their experience porcelain tiles outside don't fare too well in the long run and the wouldn't recommended it. We ended up buying slate slabs; at least we had them laid in the same pattern as in the kitchen.

Secondly, we wanted to raise the outside level to be flush with the kitchen floor; when the landscapers told us how many million(!!) cubic metres of gravel/ soil that would require, we gave up.

Lastly, I really liked this square/ angular approach that seem to make the space look larger and based the garden design on it, although our kitchen sofas are curved. Then, we used red in the kitchen and purple outside... etc.

As I said, it doesn't look too bad, but I wish we'd have had a cohesive plan from the beginning and not flounder our way through it.

view from kitchen 2014
Garden May 2014
August 23, 2014 at 8:23AM   
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Garden Design: Front Garden Designs That Sneak in Parking Space

These fab front spaces combine great architectural and garden design with clever ideas for incorporating a car, too Full Story
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In the last photo, even the cars have good views!
August 17, 2014 at 3:06PM   
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Decorating: 10 Design Makeover Tips That Won't Break the Bank

Want to give your home that pro's touch on a tight budget? Then try these tricks of the trade Full Story
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I'm sorry, but this article is all over the place.
What does the rule of three have to do with not breaking the bank? Maybe if it said "group 3 items you have even if they don't match" would've made sense.
Then... chic vanities cost way more than decently priced tiles. However, not entirely tiling a bathroom, so you can repainted in new a new colour when you fancy a change, that's what's not going to break the bank.
Wiring for bedside pendants is indeed great, until you decide to buy a bigger/smaller bed or to move your bed somewhere else in the room - I think it needs that qualifier.
And the second when you mention bespoke or custom made things, you talk serious money. However, I agree that the shelving and flowers are inexpensive solutions.

Plus (sorry, I might be out of line but I seriously despise this) arranging books by colour? How on Earth are you then supposed to find a specific book, 2 years after you last read it when you have more than 60 books and you can't remember the colour of the cover? It may be a design trick, but it's for people who don't read and just keep books for show. And honestly, who does that?? and why?

I know the unspoken rule is not to comment if you don't have anything good to say (and I apologise to the author and those who think the above tips are great), but I think my reaction comes mainly from disappointment. I was expecting some good budget solutions, fab -but cheapish products, links to easy DIY projects or - in the least - photographs of some less expensively adorned rooms. So it might be that my expectations were not met, but still... I think the title is very misleading.
August 15, 2014 at 7:17AM     
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Hi Luciana, I'm the UK Editor at Houzz. Thank you for comments, we've taken your feedback on board. We constantly try to cover a range of topics and explore different ideas to inspire UK Houzzers. You mention you are looking for content related to DIY projects, so you might like the following ideabook? I hope you do!
August 18, 2014 at 3:57AM     
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Bleiben Sie doch mal auf dem Boden – jedenfalls mit Ihren Möbeln

Mit flachen Couchtischen, niedrigen Lowboards und bodennahen Betten können Sie Ihre Wohnung gekonnt tieferlegen – und größer wirken lassen! Full Story
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m.a.p. interiors inc. / Sylvia Beez
Bye bye Schrankwaende - so froh, haben wir dieses Kapitel abgeschlossen :)
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Decorating: How to Mix It Up for Effortless Boho Style

There’s an art to creating an effortless mix of colours, patterns and styles. Steal some tricks from these relaxed boho schemes Full Story
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Bathroom Ideas: 10 Window Solutions to Maintain Your Privacy

Maximise natural light while preserving your modesty with these inspiring ways to work your bathroom windows Full Story
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We replaced the bottom half of the panels with frosted glass; we just weren't sure if the film will behave well with moisture and didn't want to risk it.
August 11, 2014 at 7:52AM   
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Dream Spaces: Spectacular Spiral Staircases

Sweeping and sensational, spiral staircases can bring a touch of romance to an interior, as these beauties show Full Story
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Roger Oates Floors & Fabrics
Spiral staircases create a great focal point and give a space a completely different feel. Great drama!
August 7, 2014 at 6:51AM     
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Architecture: Harness the Power of White

If you think pale means bland, it's time to discover mighty whiteness - your secret weapon when you remodel your home Full Story
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