Bathroom thoughts

A bathroom needs to do a lot, often for a whole family. Redesigning your bathroom is an important step for your household and something that can add value to your property if you get it right. Bathroom design mistakes can be costly and tricky to rectify. The DM Design team at their Bathroom Showroom Edinburgh has created a list of really useful advice

Stick to a budget

Decide in advance what you want to spend.

Neat ensuite

You can do a lot on a tight budget, from a simple freshen up to a small space solution. If you have plenty to spend your bathroom is your oyster!

lavish bathroom
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Cooking in colour

Magazine editors often request “a kitchen with a bit of colour”. The reason being that a kitchen is an investment and most of us like to play safe: a white kitchen won’t date, you are unlikely to tire of it – you can always change the decor if you do, of course, and as a result, most people’s kitchens are white. However, if you are feeling brave, choosing colourful cabinetry can reap wonderful rewards.


This beauty is by Harvey Jones. Using colour will bring your kitchen to life. Healthy diet advice includes eating colourful foods: beetroot, carrots, peppers and greens – they just sound healthy don’t they? Find ideas at my lovely friend Mel’s Spice Pots. You might like her range of beautiful enamel ware? Enliven your kitchen as well as your plate. Although white is safe, the results can be sterile and quickly look quite dowdy, white surfaces are not forgiving.
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House for sale!

I do not often write about houses for sale, but we recently covered this beautiful apartment in the Grange area in Edinburgh for Kitchens, Bedrooms and Bathrooms magazine and the owners have decided to move. Have a look at the full details at Pagan Osborne.



It really is ‘out of this world’, it literally has a very ethereal feel to it.
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Show Home Love

Don’t you just love a show home? I certainly do, the experience of padding around a beautiful house or apartment, luxuriously appointed, softly furnished to the max…


You might be house hunting, you might be looking for inspiration or you might just be having a nosey and nobody minds!


You can imagine yourself living there – a fresh start – completely devoid of the overflowing detritus of your real life.
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PAD Lifestyle

A new interiors studio in Edinburgh will literally ‘pop up’ in Glasgow this week.

PAD Lifestyle is fresh collection of designer fashion, furniture and home ware. With a shop on Howe street, in Edinburgh, and an online collection, the owner, Anna, has travelled far and wide to source chic and unique brands from across the world. Her home is an exquisite showcase for her new venture.

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