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  • The Must Have Fireplace Accessories for This Autumn

    In typically British fashion, this year’s summer has been blissful yet brief. No sooner had the leaves on the trees turned green, than they began to change into brown; with that, the colder months rear their ugly head. As homeowners around the UK search for some respite from the cold, autumn evenings, many will reach for the central heating. Before you opt for the switch over your fireplace, however, why not add a touch of tradition to your living room this year and invest in these must have fireplace accessories to help warm your home in style.

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  • Why Cast Iron Radiators Are Better Than Steel Ones

    Stately homes and period buildings offer a number of differences to our more common, urban homes. Despite the obvious differences in decor, one of the most striking changes is how far our amenities have come. The bathrooms and kitchens of these upper-class estates are all reminiscent of a Victorian era, yet one aspect of these homes which is beginning to transcend into the properties of today are cast iron radiators. Yet, the most pressing question when discussing this change is why are people suddenly making the switch from the modern, steel radiators back to the rustic, cast iron radiators from yesteryear?

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  • How to Decorate Your Outdoors with Reclaimed Garden Supplies

    The garden can be a sorry sight for homeowners during the winter. The view from the living room consists of a bleak, miserable space void of attention and TLC. Yet, as the sun rids the country of the cold, the unlocking of garden sheds can be heard from door to door. Before you go trimming away the dead and the damaged, however, consider adding reclaimed garden supplies and garden items to your outdoors to make it the life and soul of your home.

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  • What Is the Difference between Oak and Pine Wood?

    It is the typical dilemma for any homeowner. Many couples have stood dumbfounded in the furniture section of Ikea, scratching their heads over the differences between oak and pine. To the naked eye, these two different planks of wood may look and feel exactly the same, but there are many differences which can offer a number of benefits to your home depending on your needs.

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  • Reclaimed vs Recycled: What's the Difference and Which Is Better?

     

    A lot of words get thrown around these days to talk about old materials being used again; reclaimed, recycled, vintage, repurposed - is there really a difference, and if so, what? Cawarden are here to clear up some of the confusion between the terms, and to discuss the benefits of using reclaimed vs recycled materials in comparison to each other.

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  • 4 Amazing Examples of a Home Built from Reclaimed Materials

    More and more people are embracing reclaimed materials into their lives, adding home furnishings that they’ve salvaged or maybe even making their own pieces from what they can find. However, bonus points have to go to the people who have gone that one step further and have a home built from reclaimed materials. Continue reading

  • Interior Painting Tips: How to Avoid Making Common Painting Mistakes

    As tempting as it may be to dive into your glossy tub of paint with your shiny new paint brush, there are a number of things that should be considered to ensure that you avoid making common painting mistakes that could be detrimental to the entire decorating process.

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  • Interior Design Trends of 2017

    Before the turn of the new year, recycling and upcycling were poised to wholly take over the interior design world, with interior designers and fanatics alike praising earthy textures and aesthetics. Reclaimed materials were to remain a favourite interior trend of the public, encapsulating our ever-growing responsibility of utilising greener, more ethically-sourced building and project materials.

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  • The Upcycling Guide to: Spring Cleaning Your Home

    Spring is on its way! As the sun streams through your window, you may begin to notice areas that have been neglected by your duster over the past few months - giving you the perfect opportunity to pull those Marigolds up and get those bin bags out!

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  • Five Essential DIY Tools You’ll Need as a Beginner

    DIY may seem like an overwhelming concept if you’ve never considered making your own reclaimed furniture before; however, with the right tools and mindset, you can get creative and start your very own DIY project from the comfort of your own home.

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