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Ground control A lick of paint will transform a wall, but changing a oor isn’t as easy. We help you get it right the rst time… One of the first things to choose when improving your home is the floor – or floors. However, with so much choice available, deciding on the right colour, material and finish can be a daunting experience. So start by considering what style you like and how it will interact with the rest of the room. And be realistic – you might yearn for a real oak floor, but will it get noticed in the tiny, dark study you are decorating? Marble looks beautiful, but polished granite is much harder wearing and less expensive. With a bit of imagination and patience you can achieve the look you want, and have cash to spare!

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