Kitchens and Bathrooms

sprout tasty garden kits are cute and useful

Most of us will recall the delights of growing cress on cotton wool at primary school.. well Danish eco start-up Sprout has taken window sill food cultivation up a notch with their just as easy to grow Tasty Garden kits

Ilve Roma 150cm range cooker is made in Italy

Get the low down on range cookers from an energy efficiency point of view. Kay Hill chooses 20 models, both cast iron heat storage and freestanding range cookers

Homebarn Shaker style oak unit

It makes sense to have some kitchen furniture you can take with you when you move, such as island units, dressers and butcher's blocks. And if want a more individual, eclectic kitchen, freestanding is the way to go

T&G salt & pepper pots

Design is important with kitchenware, but you can have products that are eco-friendly and ethically produced, as well as lovely to look at and a joy to use.

Energy efficient appliances can help cut household bills

Are you doing due diligence and choosing the most energy-efficient household products when you need to replace them (having recycled the old of course...)?

This bathroom has Bisazza glass mosaic tiles in three shades of green

If you have a small bathroom with no window, make it a jewel-bright delight, says Deco's interior design consultant Paul Warren

Life without built-in storage is intolerable. But you need design that suits your room. Limed oak storage with cream leather on door and drawer fronts

If you want built-in furniture, why not look to a local cabinet-maker or carpentry firm? Such as Leicestershire bespoke furniture makers Sealey Furniture, which demonstrates the very high level of skill and environmental awareness found in Britain's small workshops

Gorenje A+++ rated W8543 Colour Edition washing machine and heat pump dryer

Kay Hill looks at high and low tech ways of cutting energy use and costs when it comes to laundry and keeping your household in clean dry clothing and bedlinen

Mark Wilkinson at his Wiltshire home

Mark Wilkinson, one of the best known names in the UK kitchen industry, has died at the age of 66 after a short battle with cancer

Creazy is a glass jar with a tin lid and three small silicone squares

No need to plug anything in...with Creazy you simply shake up some whipped cream in seconds

American White Oak kitchen by Sustainable Kitchens in Bristol

Whether you invest your life savings in a luxury one, or you do it on a shoestring, you can make sure your kitchen doesn't leave a giant-sized carbon footprint in its wake

Nexus bathroom collection from Jacuzzi. Have you done your homework and checked whether the cistern is siphon or valve?

Unless you're a plumber, or you're weirdly anal about WCs, you probably won't know that loo cisterns come in siphon and valve versions. The latter are prone to leaking over time..there, that made you sit up and take an interest..

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