This Month

Among the things that appear on many home renovation wishlists – my own included – are better light, more space, room to entertain, modern décor, and an ensuite bathroom (mine would come with a giant walk-in shower, in case you’re wondering). And whether you’re tackling all at once or carefully making your way through the list, how much to spend will always come into the equation. The good news is that, with careful control of the books, you can make your budget work to ensure you get exactly the interior you want – and we show you the way in this month’s How To Spend It feature. This time, we are looking at kitchens – but the theory of investing in the things that you use most often, investigating alternatives for lookalike materials, and retaining a layout applies just as well to bedroom and bathroom design. I particularly like the notion of recycling fittings and, probably like you, I’m not keen on the idea of missing out on a design I’ve been dreaming of, so this feature is right up my street. If you’re after more space, check out this month’s guide to basement conversions (an often-overlooked option that could prove extremely effective). For more light, we’ve got the lowdown on skylights, and if you’re dreaming of an ensuite like I am, be inspired by real projects and the design stories behind each of them. This issue really is jam packed with advice and ideas – pen and paper at the ready.

Good luck and enjoy the issue, Lindsay

The May issue is out now.

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