General Discussion: interior design


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eazypz
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3409 posts since 16/4/10

8 Nov 2021 19:54
As above, it’s not really practical in terms of modern day living, or for a couple with an infant really space wise.

I’d love it, Mrs hates it Laughing out loud
JustinCredible
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2708 posts since 11/6/08

9 Nov 2021 11:55
Looking for recommendations for a large futon / sofa bed, at least a double, budget up to £1k
JustinCredible
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2708 posts since 11/6/08

19 Nov 2021 19:49
Moved house a couple of weeks ago, old period property with a thatched roof and lots of original features, built in the late 1500s, was a pub until 30 or 40 years ago.

The door in the second picture leads to a small porch area where the main entrance is and up until recently this room has been a dumping ground for all the shit we brought with us from the old house that doesn't fit up the steep narrow staircases (still a few bits to get shot of).

We've finally gotten rid of most of the tat and are now in a position to start thinking about what to use it for / what to put in it - thinking a small sofa and / or a couple of nice armchairs - it's a larger space than it looks in the photographs, looking for some inspiration



rotring
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74 posts since 13/9/11

19 Nov 2021 22:50
Nice place.

So you walk through it when you come in the front door?
JustinCredible
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2708 posts since 11/6/08

20 Nov 2021 10:58
Yep, it's the snug on the below floorplan.

Also need to learn how to use the open fireplace safely, will be a nice welcoming feature at xmas when we have friends over etc.

inversesquare
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6749 posts since 7/6/08

20 Nov 2021 11:57
Make sure the chimney has been swept and isn't obstructed
Buy a fireguard
Buy fire lighters, kindling, dry firewood
Put some kindling on top of the firelighter, logs on top of the kindling
Light the firelighter, put the fireguard in front of the fire to stop any sparks flying out
Don't put too many logs on at once
inversesquare
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6749 posts since 7/6/08

20 Nov 2021 12:02
Empty out the ash every now and again when it has built up.
Probably the most important thing is to store this outside in a metal bucket as there might still be hot embers.
Doogan
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1074 posts since 13/4/14

20 Nov 2021 21:19
Looking to get a wooden floor for our new house but haven't got a clue where to start. My mate who is a joiner has recommended engineered wooden flooring with a thick top layer (5/6mm).

I've ordered some samples online and will go into a few stores but it's one of those where there is so much choice. My mate has recommended ordering online. Does anyone know any good stores?
NickMSM
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419 posts since 21/8/13

21 Nov 2021 11:31
JustinCredible wrote: Yep, it's the snug on the below floorplan.

Also need to learn how to use the open fireplace safely, will be a nice welcoming feature at xmas when we have friends over etc.


Our fireplaces smoked far too much so we went with a wood burner, hopefully yours would be okay. Our house is c1600s - it's furnished with Danish Mid Century furniture and lots of Modern Brit art. Works v well IMO but depends if you want to go traditional or not.
seenmy
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6662 posts since 17/6/06

21 Nov 2021 16:00
personally with the spaces location it seems odd to put sofa/arm chairs in there, its logic would be to create a boot room here, you could have a wooden bench that could double as storage etc, will still be a nice entrance to main house to great guest etc while giving a function
Blofeld
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266 posts since 30/12/15

21 Nov 2021 17:14
I was thinking boot room too. Maybe a wood bench to change footwear on the far side, a wood chair in the little corner on the near side, perhaps a coat tree at the far end of the bench.

Or if it’s big enough: small bench in front of main door, and a couple of comfortable but reasonably compact armchairs either side of the fire.
JustinCredible
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2708 posts since 11/6/08

21 Nov 2021 18:06
We already have a boot room at the back of the house (which is massively useful with having three kids and dogs). I know what you mean re. a small sofa may look out of place but hoping to make it a separate space with a function as it's such a nice room to be in and would be a shame for it to just be wasted as a large entrance.

The previous owner had a huge antique bureau / writing desk in there (facing the left hand wall in the first picture i.e. if sat there the fireplace would be on your right) but again it didn't feel at all right.
rotring
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74 posts since 13/9/11

21 Nov 2021 20:03
I think unless you want to do some work to make an entrance hall and separate room (office or playroom?), you'd be best off making it a nice cosy entrance just for show that sets the tone for the rest of the house - make the fire the focal point, wingback chairs, bookcase etc. Would be good for christmas.
Anto
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4059 posts since 19/1/12

24 Nov 2021 14:30
Thinking of renovating the bathrooms in my flat.

Any good instagram or site for some inspiration?
themistake
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10847 posts since 20/2/06

24 Nov 2021 20:01
Bert and may has bathroom inspo…
Comes with a warning… you might want a pink and brass bathroom by the end
Dee
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12052 posts since 22/11/07

26 Nov 2021 09:24
Just use the search function, depends what style you want. Been doing the same and often pull out some good ideas from architect's accounts. Currently exploring the idea of a bespoke concrete plunge bath but need to work out how to get a good source of hot water first (fully electric and shower only so looking at solar options for next yr)