AT Home with Sarah Beeny - May 2011 - (Page 11)

| EDITOR’S LETTER| EXECUTIVE CONSULTANT Sarah Beeny EDITOR Rashmi Madan DEPUTY EDITORS Georgina Maric, Jo Willacy CHIEF SUB EDITOR Puneet Chahal JUNIOR SUB EDITOR Carly Rigley EDITORIAL ASSISTANT Alice Newbold THANKS TO Terri Doyle, Catherine Francis Matt Sinha, Robert Spellman, Hannah Thompson ART EDITOR Victoria Hill SENIOR DESIGNERS Natalie Samuelson, Conrad Holding, Andrea Achilleos JUNIOR DESIGNER Stella Kwok THANKS TO Rod Edwards, Roelof Bakker PRODUCTION DIRECTOR Dahlia Cuby PRODUCTION CONTROLLERS Holly Quayle, Lucy Mouzouris, Athena Demetriou HEAD OF DIGITAL Al Tepper MULTI MEDIA DEVELOPER Kyri Theodorou ONLINE EDITOR Selin Canperk SALES DIRECTOR Mark Kastly MEDIA PROJECT MANAGERS Tim Fernback, Julia Roberto SPECIAL FEATURES Graham Ingram SALES Bobby Bagha, Paul Carey, Nick Cowan, Rosie Harris, Sarah Holland, Amy Hunter, Joshua Jameson, Harvey Lever, William Miller, Mark Parry LICENSING Jonathan Marks, MTC (UK) Ltd ACCOUNT DIRECTOR Dee Anderson CIRCULATION Roma Katten MARKETING MANAGER Lorraine Holden FINANCIAL DIRECTOR Anthony Chiew ACCOUNTS MANAGER Tara Rahman DISTRIBUTION Comag Specialists THANKS TO Laura at Independent Talent and, of course, Sarah Beeny EDITORIAL ART WELCOME E COPY ONLINE MEDIA ADVERTISING CORPORATE very home decor project has its milestones – there’s the day the old wallpaper disappears under coats of primer, the moment the builders start – and finish – work on your new extension and the day your long-awaited furniture arrives. With each step, another design problem is solved – while new ones may appear! But it’s all part of the renovation process and eventually, the show-stopping home you’d imagined in your head becomes a reality. Whether you’re building your dream home, making a few improvements or looking to restore parts of an old or historic property, we’ve got it covered in this issue. And don’t miss our excellent DIY guide – 24 pages of tips and hints to help you complete those final finishing touches. If you’re currently house-hunting, take a look at our feature on pg 62 – The choice is yours. It’ll help focus your mind on the type of property that will fit your lifestyle – be it a new development complete with mod-cons, or a spacious, detached home for a large family. Guest editor, Sarah Beeny’s advice to all first-time buyers is to save, save and save for a deposit – and to investigate mortgage options before taking the plunge. I hope you find this issue bursting with ideas to help make your home a lovely place to live. AT HOME IS PUBLISHED BY EMP PLC PUBLISHER/MANAGING DIRECTOR Daniel Cuby PA TO PUBLISHER/MD Filippa Woolf OVERSEAS ASSISTANT Brenda Cuby Rashmi Madan, Editor EMP PLC, EMP House, Pembroke Road Muswell Hill, London N10 2HR TEL 020 8444 3401 FAX 020 8883 9504 SUBSCRIPTION HOTLINE 020 8815 1544 CUSTOMER SERVICES HELPLINE 020 8442 0178 EMAIL WEBSITES © at home with Sarah Beeny Copyright of editorial contents are held by EMP Plc. The views expressed in this publication are not necessarily those of Sarah Beeny or the publisher. Sarah Beeny is not endorsing any product, service or company in this publication. Reproduction in whole or part is forbidden except with the express permission of the publisher. It is not the intention to print any matter that discriminates on the grounds of race, sex, sexuality or disability. All details, and prices, are correct at the time of going to press. INSIDE Check out our pocket guide to DIY jobs around the home PAGE 28 For classic looks that never go out of style, vintage is the way to go PAGE 287 All you need to know about buying and restoring historic properties MAY 2011 | 011

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of AT Home with Sarah Beeny - May 2011

Editor’s letter
A word from Sarah
Spring sensation
Big-name bedrooms
Brilliant buys for your home
House talk
Home horrors
Areas on the up
Property perfectionist
Mortgage mania
Solicitor’s service
a penny for your thouGhts
Housing hotshot
Wise up
Flying the nest
Making the ideal become real
Boost your build
Feeling lofty
Garden plotting
When cracks appear
Window shopping
Stay toasty
Warm up
Success story
Top transformation
Greenovate your home
Eco boost
Organic ignition
Green queens
Solve those dilemmas
Splash of colour
Bed down in style
Lounge around
Kitchens and bathrooms
Bubble up
Shower power
Instant illumination
Floor wars
The carpet market
Tip-top tiles
Tools of the trade
Fresh air furnishings
Grill thrills
Picnic perfect
Green supreme
Diary date
Kerb appeal
Up top
Brick cladding
Groovy garages
Lodge life
Go your own way
Car booty
Clock ticker
Coming soon
On the list
Listed lovelies

AT Home with Sarah Beeny - May 2011