Tag: Reclaimed Items

5 period features you can buy reclaimed when restoring a period property

Buying reclaimed is the perfect way to acquire genuine period features for restoring your period home to its former glory. In their original state, most period properties featured ornate detailing and an elegant style that just can’t be replicated with modern features. Buying reclaimed period features can help to restore your period property to its…




3 types of lighting and how to use them effectively in your home

Well-designed interiors combine these three different types of lighting to create a comfortable, functional, and stylish space. As well as being functional, the lighting in a room plays a huge part in creating an atmosphere and setting a mood. Each different space in your home will require a different combination of lights, depending on the…




How to care for stained glass windows

Whether original or reclaimed, stained glass windows are an attractive feature that can add real value and kerb appeal to your home. Keeping beautiful stained glass windows clean and free of dust and debris enhances their appearance and increases their longevity and value. Stained glass windows are delicate and should be cleaned and maintained with…




Where to source quality second-hand furniture

Buying furniture second-hand is an affordable and environmentally-friendly way of picking up unique, high quality items. Whilst flatpack, store-bought furniture may be cheap and cheerful, it doesn’t leave much to the imagination and its production and transportation can be very damaging to the environment. Reclaiming high quality second-hand furniture offers excellent value for money, produces…




What are encaustic tiles?

Patterned tiles have added interest and style to interiors around the world throughout history, making them a timeless addition to any home. From intricate, modern, multi-coloured patterns, to bold and simple monochrome designs, patterned tiles are now more popular than ever. If you’re considering adding some beautiful new tiles to your home, one of the…




Tips for maximising space in a small room

Use the interior design tips in this blog to maximise living space and comfort in even the smallest of rooms. Many families in the UK feel like their homes are space-starved, with most of us having at least one room in our house that feels uncomfortably small and poky. Here are five ideas for making…




Eco-friendly decorating tips

Decorating doesn’t need to involve chemicals, carbon emissions and waste, here are five sustainable and environmentally-friendly tips for making over your home. Cheap, mass-produced furniture, chemicals, and paint all have a detrimental effect on the environment but are still widely used by homeowners and traders during DIY and restoration projects. Luckily, there are plenty of…




The history of Minton Hollins tiles

With their beautiful patterns and earthy tones, Victorian Minton Hollins floor tiles are, to this day, highly sought after. Pulling back your hallway carpet to discover Minton tiles has become akin to winning the jackpot. Even those in new properties are investing in reclaimed Minton tiles to give their home a vintage, period style. We…




How to create a trough garden

Reclaimed troughs can be turned into attractive, raised flower beds that add interest and variety to the garden. When planting in a trough, it is easy to create the exact conditions preferred by your plants of choice without affecting the rest of your garden. Alpine and rock plants are a popular choice as troughs provide…




Reclaimed railway sleeper grading: What does it mean?

Railway sleepers are thick pieces of wood, ideal for home and garden DIY projects. In the home, sleepers are popularly used to make fireplace mantels, tables, chairs, and benches of all shapes and sizes. Outside in the garden railway sleepers are commonly used to edge lawns and flowers beds, make garden furniture, raised flower beds,…