AT Home with Lorraine Kelly - April 2011 - (Page 320)

10 WITH THE BANK HOLIDAYS UPON US, WHY NOT USE THE TIME TO SPRUCE UP YOUR HOME DOING THE JOBS YOU ALWAYS PUT OFF IF YOUR REASON for renovating is to turn a profit, watch that you don't spend more than the work will recoup… WHY? Investing in a decent bathroom does make good financial sense, but it has to appeal to the largest section of the market as possible. So it’s wise to opt for a white suite in a clean, classic style with chrome fittings to finish the look off. If you have enough space to incorporate an en-suite bathroom into a bedroom, it will be a great selling point. Discuss with your plumber the various possibilities of rearranging the bathroom layout, especially if the first thing you see is the loo. Power showers are a definite plus. Install one over your bath if you can’t get in a separate cubicle. But check with your plumber about the water pressure in your home, Tap into as it may need its own chic – it's pump installed. worth Try: Mira Go power buying showers – they truly live classy accessories up to their name. For £186.48, you can even have five spray modes (www.mirashowers.co.uk). home improvements 1 BATHROOM STYLE WHY? Let’s be honest. Most of us use our lofts to store boxes of clutter. But lofts are usually large and have the potential to become light and airy living spaces. Loft conversions can be an economical way of creating that extra space because the outer shell (the roof ) is already there. There are two main types of loft conversion – dormer and Velux®. Dormer conversions involve putting in a structural window that protrudes from the roof of your house and involves building an actual extension on to your roof. Alternatively, you can have a Velux® conversion, which is a simpler option. These are so-called because of the type of window used – Velux® WHY? A smart new floor throughout the property or in problem areas can enhance the decorative scheme in your home. Many people opt for some kind of hard floor – wood is the most popular and flexible of all hard flooring because it’s available in every price range, tone and finish and works in most rooms. Floorboards can be bought in the more 3 FLOOR FOCUS 36 ST YLISH LIVING WORDS: Karen Randolph | PHOTGRAPHS: Getty Images, Shutterstock 2 SPACED OUT windows are fitted flush against the slope of your roof and open up and out, so you don't need to build an extension. Try: The stair plans to the new loft room – they'll take up more space than you might expect. A spiral staircase might be the answer. http://www.mirashowers.co.uk

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of AT Home with Lorraine Kelly - April 2011

EDITOR’S LETTER
HELLO FROM LORRAINE
NOTEBOOK NEWS
ONE FOR THE DIARY
LITTLE BLACK BOOK
GOING STRONG
WIN BIG!
LORRAINE UNCUT
TOP HONOURS
FIT FOR A QUEEN
KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON
SEX LIVES
CAREER CORNER
MOTOR SKILLS
DRIVING MISS DAISY
RETIRE HAPPY
CURTAIN CALL
ON TREND TRAPPINGS
IT'S A WRAP
BAGS OF STYLE
STEP AHEAD
WEDDING BELLES
FROCK FRENZY
WHAT YOUR CLOTHES SAY
JEWELLERY BOX BOUNTY
WOMANLY WOES
A BUMP IN THE ROAD
LOVELY BONES
FANCY FOOTWORK
PROTECT YOUR PEEPERS
VITAMIN VITALS
LOOK TO THE STARS
BE WELL
A RACE AGAINST TIME
MANAGE YOUR MAN’S HEALTH
EXPERT OPINION
MEZZE MADE EASY
DIG IN!
METABOLISM EXPLAINED
HEALTHY HYDRATION
READY, STEADY, RUN
THE GYM-FREE WORKOUT
MIRACLE WORKERS
NAKED AMBITION
WHEN LESS IS MORE
HAIR HEROES
FOXY LOCKS FOR OVER 40S
ASK THE ADULTS
TRAVELLING TOTS
KIDS ON THE CATWALK
A HELPING HAND
WHY I BECAME A FOSTER PARENT
FUN HOUSE
PAMPER TIME
LIFE AT THE RSPCA
WHAT'S FOR DINNER?
MINI MENAGERIE
ANIMAL INSURANCE
MUM'S THE WORD
EASY ON THE EYE
WEDDING BLISS
CREATE YOUR OWN
ONE MORE THING
COMING SOON
STOCKISTS
STYLISH LIVING SUPPLEMENT
SPRING HOME STYLE
GOT TO HAVE IT
HEART OF THE HOME
BEDROOM BLISS
LIVING IT UP
BOLD BATHROOM
SMALL CHANGE
DON'T SLIP UP
IMPROVE, DON'T MOVE
LET ME IN
WINDOW DRESSING
AL FRESCO DINING
DECK IT OUT
CLEVER CONSERVATORIES
GLAZE OVER
KNOW YOUR RIGHTS
TRAVEL SUPPLEMENT
HELLO FROM LORRAINE
TRAVEL NEWS AND VIEWS
WILD AND FREE
BRILLIANT BLIGHTY
ONE FINE DAY
SCHOOL HOLIDAYS
ISLAND HOPPING
THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT
THE GREAT OUTDOORS
PARK LIFE
BEFORE YOU JET OFF
GLOBE TROTTER
JUST THE JOB SUPPLEMENT
LORRAINE'S WELCOME
YOU CAN HAVE IT ALL
GO GIRL
FIRST-CLASS EMPLOYER
THE SKY'S THE LIMIT
A RIGHT BALANCE
A WOMAN'S WORLD
BUILDING BEAUTIES
GET SWOTTING
BACK TO WORK
COUNT ON BANKING
BRIGHT SPARK
PLAYING HOUSE
PLACE YOUR BETS
SHOP AROUND

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