Category: <span>Reclaimed Items</span>

Can wooden floorboards be warm and energy efficient?

Wooden floorboards can add elegance and sophistication to your home, but can they also be warm and energy efficient? There’s no doubt that wooden floorboards add a certain rustic charm and natural beauty to any interior. But whilst they look beautiful, can floorboards really match the cosy feel and warmth of a carpet under foot?…




5 ways to make your home feel cosier this Christmas

Hot drinks, scarves, thick frosts, and long candlelit evenings, there’s no doubt that Christmas is the cosiest time of the year. Get ready for entertaining and making memories with friends and family this Christmas with these five tips for creating a cosier home. Makeover your fireplace There’s no cosier image than a family gathered around…




5 reasons to buy upcycled furniture

Upcycled furniture offers a unique and eco-friendly alternative to new, mass-produced furniture. Whilst some people enjoy the process of upcycling their own furniture, it’s not for everyone. If crafting and DIY isn’t your thing, then buying furniture that has already been upcycled allows you to effortlessly obtain unique and sustainable items for your home. Here…




Characteristics of gothic furniture

Ornate gothic furniture and décor can add character, grandeur and atmosphere to your home’s interior. Give your home a gothic-style makeover or simply add impact to your interior with a single gothic statement piece. Whilst modern gothic style is sometimes painted as a little tongue-in-cheek and Halloween-esque, traditional gothic architecture and design was breathtakingly refined…




What is sustainable furniture?

Those looking to make more ethical and environmentally friendly buying decisions when furnishing their home should look for sustainable furniture options. Sustainable is a word that is often used interchangeably with terms like ‘eco-friendly’ and ‘green’, but does it really mean the same thing? Sustainable definition The dictionary definition for sustainable is: “able to be…




Tips for decorating your living room mantelpiece

The fireplace is the heart of a living room, with families gathering around it every evening. There’s nothing cosier than sitting in front of the fireplace at home, feeling the warmth and watching the flickering flames. Whether you have an open fire, log burner, gas or electric fire, it’s likely your fireplace and its mantelpiece…




How to insulate a garden shed

Whether you plan on turning your garden shed into a home office, gym, art studio, or playroom, insulating it is an essential part of creating a comfortable, warm and habitable environment. Converting a garden shed into a useful and comfortable room can add valuable extra living space to your home and help to improve your…




How to treat rust on a cast iron radiator

Cast iron radiators are extremely hardwearing and long-lasting, but over the years they will need to be treated for rust to keep them looking their best. If well cared for, a cast iron radiator can last a lifetime. Their decorative, elegant appearance and practical efficiency make them popular features in period properties. Whilst generally very…




Tips for improving your period property’s kerb appeal

Improve your period property’s kerb appeal to fall in love with your home all over again. There’s no place like home – a saying that’s particularly true when you’re returning home to a property that looks elegant, tidy and welcoming. If your property’s exterior is beginning to a look a little tired, neglected or drab,…




Trough plants for colour in autumn/winter

As we say goodbye to the summer, those once vibrant trough gardens can start to look bare, brown, and sorry for themselves. Carefully curating a trough that is full of plants that thrive in colder conditions can help to inject colour and beauty into your garden throughout the colder months. Our top tips for creating…