Transform your home and garden with these 10 must-try ideas

From designer furniture and outdoor tiling to high-end audio solutions

Tuesday 23 March 2021 16:03

Since home is where we spend most of our time these days, why not give the old place a spruce for spring?

These innovative ideas and great deals will help you give your house a new lease of life - so even once the times allow you to be out and about, you may be tempted to just stay home.

Give your outside space a refresh with new tiles

With warmer weather on the way, now is the perfect time to get your outside space ready for spring and summer. Topps Tiles’ exclusive range of outdoor tiles will help transform every corner of your home, creating the perfect space for summer.

Everscape is a range of specialised 2cm-deep outdoor tiles that offer elegant design and innovative technology. Its hard wearing porcelain is frost, fire and stain-resistant, allowing for minimal upkeep — simply clean with a pressure washer. The laser-printed finish prevents fading in direct sunlight, while the slip-resistant surface provides ultimate durability and safety all year round.

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Design and create your own balcony

Balcony Life has been looking after the UK’s balcony, balustrade, canopy, staircase and metal work requirements for many years. The team assists with the design process to provide all structural calculations required, ensuring the balcony system is designed and manufactured to meet building regulations. Everything is manufactured and assembled at its manufacturing facilities in the East Midlands, and all balconies arrive at the site ready to be installed by one of the in house installation teams. Each balcony system comes with a 10-year warranty.

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Frame your garden in style

Give your outside spaces a facelift with stylish garden fencing from Contemporary Garden. The specialist in contemporary garden design has been a leader in the field for over 35 years, creating bespoke solutions and offering installation advice. The popular Tempo range features a unique modular design that enables it to be used as cladding, a decking border or as a fence panel. It’s perfect for big and small places alike and will elevate any modern garden project — simply keep adding panels to make up your desired height. Made from pressure-treated softwood for long life, it comes with a 15-year guarantee against rot.

Transform your garden today by visiting Contemporary Garden

High-end audio that looks as good as it sounds

Monitor Audio creates speakers designed to take your breath away. They’re engineered in the UK, with an emphasis on precision and quality. The Bronze Series is a family of affordable premium loud speakers offering an unforgettable listening experience for any music or movie lover. They enable you to experience your favourite music with incredible detail and powerful bass, or bring the magic of the cinema home with immersive Dolby Atmos surround sound. The speakers have been carefully designed with an attractive contemporary touch for an understated appearance that will complement any room in the home.

Find your nearest dealer and learn more at Monitor Audio

Transform your interiors quickly and easily

The wide range of home-improvement products from Hemway Home Collection will give your interiors a new lease of life. The high-pigment Chalk Paint provides a smooth, long-lasting, matte finish that will transform your furniture and walls without the need for sanding or priming — perfect for a shabby-chic effect.

Use Hemway Glitter Grout Additive to transform ordinary tiles with a classy glittery shimmer. It’s available in six different sizes and over 50 colours for a truly bespoke design. Make the most of the three-for-two sale to create a fresh combination of matte colour walls and stylish sparkling tiles.

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Get a mattress in a box delivered to your door

Choosing the perfect mattress and being as comfortable as possible could help you rest easier at night. Whether you sleep alone or with a partner, Lola’s medium-feel Cool Hybrid mattress is designed specifically to give your body the optimal support needed for a peaceful night.

Lola is delivered for free and in a box. They will even remove your old mattress and sustainably dispose of it, so the faff is truly minimal. 0% finance is also available through Klarna. No wonder it’s rated excellent on Trustpilot.

Get Lola Cool Hybrid Mattress, £413.31

Create a home that works for you

Over the past year, our homes have become makeshift classrooms, offices, cafes and more, so, it only seems right that they adapt to work around this new way of life. With the help of Origin’s bespoke aluminium doors and windows, home owners across the UK have transformed their homes to suit their new lifestyle.

Origin’s products can be tailored around your individual needs, whether you’re looking to brighten a room with more natural light, open up your living space or create cosy new corners. Plus, with a guarantee of up to 20 years, you’ll feel confident that your home will be built to last.

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Boost your wi-fi signal without any fuss

In the age of social distancing and working from home, online connectivity is more important than ever. One of the most frustrating parts of modern life is finding that your internet connection can be at the mercy of walls and ceilings, causing devices to fall out of range in the middle of important meetings.

Sidestep this annoyance with devolo Mesh WiFi 2, a WiFi booster that uses your home’s own power line to transmit data and boost your signal. A Mesh WiFi hotspot can be created at any power socket, making sure that pesky walls and ceilings won’t slow down the speed, allowing you to surf and stream without interruption.

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Why not try these new vegan candles

Our brains are exposed to millions of stimuli every day, which makes taking time to wind down and calm our thoughts vital for a healthy mind and body. Vegan Bunny has the solution: the family-owned company handcrafts beautiful relaxing candles using natural ingredients.

The Natural Lavender candle’s comforting scent has made it one of Vegan Bunny’s most popular offerings. Like all their candles, it’s created from soy wax, and the addition of pure lavender essential oil helps to calm the mind after a hectic day. All Vegan Bunny candles are handmade in Britain using natural and sustainably sourced ingredients, are delivered in plastic-free packaging and come with uplifting messages.

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Elevate your home with high-end Italian furniture 

A statement piece of furniture can transform a room. Minotti London is a leader in high-quality contemporary furniture, that understands the needs of private clients and architects alike. The team offers a high level of bespoke service, whether customers are purchasing a single piece or fitting out an entire property. Minotti London ensures the skills of talented artisans are combined with the latest modern technologies, balancing industrial precision with sensitivity and eye for detail.Get in touch with the team via email or call 0207323 3233.

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