Home improvements & Barn Renovation

Storage ideas with our Wastepaper Bins

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Storage ideas with our Wastepaper Bins

Sick of having computer leads and chargers lying around the house and rammed into drawers?! Try placing all your cables in one of our snazzy bins..

 

 

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Lighting tips from the top

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Lighting tips from the top

Mix up your lighting to create a natural feel to a room. Varying the height of your lighting source will create the most amount of atmosphere and balance so don't be afraid to use table lamps and floor lamps as well as your main wall/ceiling lights.

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5 TIPS TO REFRESH YOUR HOME

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5 TIPS TO REFRESH YOUR HOME

With all this time we are spending in our homes it is more important than ever to refreshen things up and have a change to welcome in Spring. The first step I always take if a room not quite working for me and I'm feeling like a change is to move the furniture around. Quite often a room doesn't feel right because you've changed the way you use it or the reason you use it. So get shifting that furniture! Once you've done that you may notice gaps that need filling or smaller pieces that are in need of an update. Here are...

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Renovation of our 17th Century Hampshire barn

Renovation of our 17th Century Hampshire barn

I am so excited to share with you the details and updates of our beautiful 17th century thatched barn renovation that will soon become Turnbull & Hooch headquarters. We moved into our Hampshire home in 2019 and already had permission in place to do renovations to the barn. The idea is that it provides a bit of extra accommodation for us, a great big space for parties/events (and all those raves we will all be having in 2021!!) Finally and most importantly a base for my interiors and gifts business Turnbull & Hooch. I will be finishing and decorating the barn with...

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Looking at shapes & structure to inspire lighting

Looking at shapes & structure to inspire lighting

There are so many stunning features of our old barn and the ancient oak beams make for some dramatic shapes - I can't wait to get my lights up. Firstly I really want to 'show off' the beams and height of the ceiling that stretches across the barn so have put lots of angled spots in on the apex ceilings. I always think it's better to over do the lighting than under do it as you can always just turn the lights off if too much. That's why I always map out all my lights and switches before the electrician comes...

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