Crispin Chesterfield Sofa, Light Grey, 2-Seater
The size. Ideal for my cottage
Be creative in a small spaceIf there’s one thing Houzzers are remarkably good at, it’s finding clever solutions to small space living. This ingenious utility room in a cupboard is a great example of how to squeeze a laundry area into a kitchen-diner. The homeowners have had a cupboard custom-built to house the washing machine and dryer one above the other, with storage space at the top for detergent bottles. When opened up, it’s a practical washing area, but once the doors are closed, it’s completely hidden – perfect for a small space or open-plan kitchen.
Pop some next to the sinkThe oh-so simple design of Shaker-style peg rails makes them wonderfully versatile. As well as filling a wide expanse of wall, they can be cut to fit a tiny niche, too. Here, the two areas either side of the window have been put to good use with a few hooks for hanging small items.Are you a fan of the Shaker look? Share your thoughts in the Comments section.
Go for all whiteUsing this treatment has huge advantages in the kitchen, helping it to feel light and streamlined, and giving any space, big or small, a crisp, clean, Scandi feel. Source inexpensive and perfectly plain units in fresh white then layer up the look with white tiles (coloured grout will add detail and definition) and shelving. A contrasting wooden worktop will give the eye somewhere to settle and neatly punctuate the pale scheme.Browse thousands more white kitchen photos.
Make mirrors your best friendNot only will mirrors help bounce light around a dark, cramped bathroom, they’ll also help ease the rush when there’s more than one of you needing to look your best in the morning.Hang up a pair of mirrors on an unused wall space or transform an awkward alcove with specially cut, mirrored tiles or a series of mirrored bathroom cabinets.
Think about thickness‘It’s worth thinking about the frame thickness when you are choosing bifold doors,’ says Chris. ‘So get your hands on some frame samples for an idea.’ The reason most people opt for these doors is to get the maximum view into the garden. ‘But when you have a big opening with perhaps five leaves in the door, each with its own frame, that can add up to a lot of solid material blocking the view,’ warns Chris. ‘In that case, consider having bigger leaves and choosing a design with just three or four of them.’