Three quarters admit they do not have their ‘dream kitchen’ in new survey

The average “dream kitchen” would include a freestanding island, a smart dishwasher and a flat screen TV to watch while doing the washing up, according to a new survey.

One third of the 2,000 people polled said they would love a breakfast bar and sleek pull-out cabinets were a must for 41 per cent.

It also emerged the minimalist look appealed to many, with a further three in 10 wanting a slide and hide oven, while 18 per cent were hankering after a pop-up cooker hood.

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One in four said they would also love a specialist wine fridge, a third wanted heated flooring and 49 per cent wanted more natural light.

“The kitchen is the heart of the home for millions so it makes sense that there is a strong desire to

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Collectible Men’s Watch

Luxurious watch brands have, throughout the years, had numerous fruitful nautical structure references, for instance, the Corum Admiral’s Cup extends. The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph, so the associations between watch plan and that of the oceanic world have frequently motivated the formation of creative watches, and 20代男性に人気の腕時計 |


Hublot was not viewed as a watch brand who avoided any risks in the plan office, never more so with the arrival of their generally striking and imaginative piece yet. With another CEO in charge as Jean-Claude Biver, the Hublot brand propelled itself to the front line of visionary structure when they revealed the surprising Hublot Big Bang wristwatch. As yet utilizing the opening structure equal with the Hublot brand, the Big Bang included six screws through the bezel.

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London’s award-winning side return extension: Victorian terrace transformed with a glass garden room, Japanese plunge pool and copper kitchen

Staying within your comfort zone is all very well, but when it comes to architecture, courage can work wonders. When a London couple in their thirties decided to upgrade their garden flat in Hackney, it also won them an award.

Their one-bedroom ground-floor home in an early Victorian terrace had an original brick dog leg at the back, creating a fairly useless side return, while the garden was shared with the maisonette upstairs.

The dog leg space contained the couple’s cramped kitchen, at the end of which was a rubbish bathroom that hogged the south-facing best bit of the flat, with just a small window to the garden. What a waste all this was.

The upstairs owners decided to move, but wanted to sell with a separate, rather than a shared, garden. The owners of both flats agreed to build an external stair, and the garden was divided. The ground-floor

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How to update a townhouse: meet the restaurateur who doubled the value of his Georgian Belgravia home with a high-tech futuristic transformation

Gutting a Georgian house is rarely possible in London because so many have been listed, making alterations difficult. But if you can find one in an unlisted terrace with no original interiors left, the transformation can be spectacular — as it has been in the home of Sardinia-born London restaurateur Mauro Sanna and his English wife, Ashlea.

Even so, once the entire insides of their property had gone, and all Ashlea could see were four walls, sky, and “a bloody great house-sized hole” she couldn’t quite believe it would ever be “home” again.

Mauro, 58, and Ashlea, 49, bought their 2,150sq ft, five-storey house in a Belgravia back street in 2010, lived in it for four years, then in 2015 went for broke with a total transformation, creating something with hints of the Thunderbirds. It is gung-ho in its technological adventures yet still in the spirit of the 18th century,

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