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Looking to revamp your home? These top 10 buys offer everything you need

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In terms of DIY and household improvements, you won’t be short of inspiration with these fantastic finds. Get ready to give your home a makeover.

1. Hutsmith Garden Cabin

The appeal for a dedicated independent space in which to claim solitude for work, study or play has never been more appealing, with many of us spending more time than ever at home. Why not consider a garden cabin from Hutsmith, offering a fresh new design aesthetic with the commitment to using local materials and efficient build processes to minimise waste. Each cabin is made using British grown timber and produced in a workshop powered by 100% green energy; while the cabins are offered in three design styles – each with differing windows options, from full width skylights to large reading windows and varying door choices.

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2. Sieger Systems Legacy Tilt and Turn Window 

Windows in need of an update? Sieger’s system can be manufactured as a tilt and turn window, bottom hung, top hung or fixed window, with all configurations allowing an abundance of natural light to brighten any internal living space. Creating the perfect balance between traditional and contemporary, this window system has all the benefits of aluminium framing with a steel-look aesthetic. Lighter in weight and more cost-effective, it requires less maintenance than steel framed windows as well. Created with flexibility in mind, this system has a range of frame finishes, glazing options and configurations, and can be designed completely bespoke to match any project.

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3. Yale Sync Smart Home Alarm Starter Kit

We’ll soon be heading out in to that big wide world again – so make sure you leave your home as safe as can be! Yale’s Sync Alarm boasts a keypad, bell box, PIR sensors and door/window contacts. However, the Sync Alarm smart hub also provides users with the latest in smart home security measures; remote arming/disarming, part-arming, mobile notifications and geo-location, allowing users to have complete control of their alarm – all from their smartphone. The Yale Sync Smart Home Alarm has the ability to integrate with other smart home systems, such as Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant and Philips Hue lighting, while it also works with other smart security products within the Yale smart home range.

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4. Victorian Plumbing Chatsworth Traditional Brushed Brass Heated Towel Rail

Bathroom radiator past its prime? A stylish heated towel rail is a sure fire way to add the wow factor to your room. A quality traditional brushed brass floor mounted towel rail with stylish ball joints, its classic design would look great in any bathroom. Manufactured to the highest standards and constructed from durable steel, it delivers excellent heat and is ideal for warming towels when in the bath or shower.

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5. Abode Pronteau ProBoil Tap

Having steaming hot water literally on tap has many advantages, with ease of installation and maintenance being just one of them. Making accessing and enjoying this latest kitchen technology a breeze, Abode ProBoil is simple and quick to install, sitting neatly under the sink and with all parts and connections needed included in the box.  What’s more, once installed, Abode Pronteau is designed to be enjoyed, with changing filters and descaling very simple procedures that can be routinely managed to ensure the best possible performance and service life.

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6. Absolute Wardrobes

Fitted bedroom wardrobes are an ideal way to add value to your home – or why not go one step further and transform your spare space with your very own walk-in dressing room? Absolute Wardrobes is a family-run business offering bespoke freestanding and fitted bedroom, dressing room and home office furniture to suit all budgets and tastes. Whether you’re looking for traditional and classic or sleek and contemporary, the team offers a no-obligation appointment and design consultation to discuss your home and lifestyle needs.

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7. Pelipal Bathrooms

We’ve yet to see a return of the avocado bathroom suite  – but what is back with a bang is our love for black bathrooms! Timeless, elegant and utterly luxurious, Pelipal’s new Solitaire 9005 range features stunning bathroom furniture in a variety of finishes – including on-trend matt black. A complementary combination of striking dark graphite tiles, black cabinet fronts and oak counter tops feature in this Solitaire 9005 bathroom, while mirrors with built-in LED lighting provide task illumination first thing and a gentle glow after sunset.

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8. IQ Outdoor Living Retractable Roof

Don’t want to eat in to your garden but like the idea of utilising it as an extra ‘room’ regardless of the weather? IQ Outdoor Living’s retractable outdoor roof system becomes completely watertight when closed, unlike most awning roofs, with the slim aluminium structure draining any surface water neatly away. It comes in a variety of colours, enabling it to be designed to meet specific design requirements, while the retractable nature of the system allows the space below to be bathed in sunlight or shaded from the sun’s rays. 

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9. Herringbone Kitchens

There’s kitchens, and then there’s kitchens. This stunning kitchen and walk-in pantry by Herringbone Kitchens offers a bespoke cockpit shaped layout, plus a small kitchen island perfect for two seats. The stunning walk-in pantry includes crittal style glass windows, allowing in natural light, while two painted shelves wrap all the way around inside – as well as a cold shelf in the same quartz as the rest of the kitchen. It’s a chic and clever choice painting the top half of the door black to match the windows, with the bottom white to match the walls giving a cool and unique look.

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10. Wickes Houghton Double Door Summerhouse

The Wickes Houghton Double Door Summerhouse with Veranda creates an idyllic space for outdoor relaxation. The included veranda allows for time enjoyed in the shade whilst adding character to the overall build. The summerhouse is constructed using tongue and groove shiplap cladding for easy interlocking parts, with the interior acting as the perfect garden getaway. The unpainted wood provides a blank canvas for your choice of stain or paint, or to be left exposed for that handcrafted look.  

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Laura Forsyth

After graduating with a Journalism and English Literature degree, Laura has gone on to work for national television and as a reporter for the UK’s biggest news outlets. With years of experience in the media industry, Laura is now the staff writer for Hurst Media Company, and the food, travel and health editor for

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