Archive for the ‘Fixtures and fittings’ Category
Wednesday, September 19th, 2012
Easy loft access
It’s not the most exciting home purchase, but if you’ve got loft storage space available, having a safe, functional and easy to use loft ladder really does make the world of difference.
No more trying to balance on an unstable ladder to access your loft – this sturdy Abru aluminium ladder can be fixed inside your loft and lowered down when you need it.
It will allow you to easily access your loft space and store away personal possessions or clutter out of sight, offering a valuable extra storage area.
The extending ladder has two overlapping section and comes with all the components you need for DIY installation, plus a loft pole that will allow you to easily pull the ladder up and down.
The Abru 2 section loft ladder is normally priced at £49.98, but currently has 15% off at B&Q.
Wednesday, April 20th, 2011
A new website has launched offering consumers the opportunity to avoid unsightly looking radiators without having to pay a fortune for designer radiators throughout the home. Radiator Covers World offer a selection of different styles, both modern and classic, made from high quality MDF and manufactured to last.
Whilst designer radiators themselves can have a stunning impact, they are expensive. So if you’re on a budget, then why not take a look at the radiator covers they have on offer?
There is also a bespoke service available, so if you have unusual sizes or are looking to have a cabinet built, this will also be something they can help with. The current website is a soft launch only and shortly many more designs will be offered, accompanied by high quality photography to help customers choose.
Radiator Covers World is hoping to exploit this in demand niche, as whilst there are retailers selling similar products, few strive for a breadth of quality and range that a specialist retailer can match.
They have also launched with asocial conscience charity program which they hope will be successful.
***This is a guest post from Radiator Covers World***
Wednesday, August 4th, 2010
Funky coat stand
For a modern take on the traditional wooden coat stand, why not try this gumball coatstand from Oliver Bonas?
The stylish, slim white stand won’t take up heaps of room, but is equipped with enough hooks to hang a selection of coats, hats and other accoutrements on. The style and design of the hooks have a sense of fun and the tips of the hooks are finished off with different coloured balls – hence the name ‘gumball coat stand.’
The coatstand measures 170cm tall and would like right at home in your hall, bedroom or office. It’s £45 from Oliver Bonas.
Friday, March 5th, 2010
Stylish butterfly hooks
There are lots of very nice hooks on the market at the moment, but some of the butterfly themed ones can be a bit too girly, pink or pastelly.
These ones get over that problem very effectively, as they’re an all over black design. The butterflies have been intricately cut, so you see all the detail on their wings, and the noir works beautifully against a white or cream wall.
Use them as stylish coat hooks, in a bedroom or even in the kitchen, to hang tea towels from.
The set of three black butterfly hooks are available from Urban Outfitters, for £9.
Tuesday, October 27th, 2009
Hat storage rack
If you’ve got lots of hats, and nowhere to store them, then why not snap up this colourful hat rack?
You could store at least eight hats on it, plus have room to hang scarves on the rack too.
The hat rack is a real bargain, as it’s been reduced down to only £6.68 at Stylish Life.
Friday, October 23rd, 2009
- House shaped hooks
There’s no excuse anymore for having boring hooks or nothing to hang things from!
Take this row of hooks
, for example, which are decorated with five black houses. The houses look European in style and have fantastic architectural detail added to the buildings, as well as a little white scooter in the road below.
It would be perfect for hanging coats, keys or tea towels on and the houses stand out well when hung against a plain wall.
Amazingly, this decorative and functional piece home accessory is only £5.99 from Beautiful Things
- a bargain for a very unsual row of hooks!
Tuesday, September 15th, 2009
As far as decorative features go, this is pretty ironic.
A lot of people go to immense trouble trying to cover up all the pipe work in their homes, so it’s not on show, then along comes Nick Fraser and designs a hall stand that’s made to look like exposed pipe work!
The pipe work hall stand is made from powder coated copper pipe and features brass compression fittings which can be used to hang your coat or jacket on.
It’s finished off with a steel bucket at the bottom, which you can use as an umbrella stand.
If you’d like to add a touch of irony into your home, love exposed pipe work and creative designs, and perhaps need somewhere to hang your coat, then the Pipe Work hall stand by Nick Fraser can be purchased via Bouf.
Thursday, August 13th, 2009
Pewter bird hooks
This sweet little bird hook is made from lead free pewter and the bird design is very on trend.
Although it’s sold as a kitchen accessory and would make a great place to hang (or perch) your tea towel, it would work equally well in any other part of your home too. For example, you could hang necklaces on it in your bedroom, or towels in your bathroom, or just use it as a decorative hook for the back of a door.
The bird hook is available from Colloco as a screw fix mount or with a magnet – just choose your preference as you order. It’s currently on sale and is down to £9.95.
Wednesday, June 17th, 2009
Colin O'Dowd beat coat rack
How about this for a novel idea for a coat rack?
In a similar vein to the creative storyline shelf that we featured last week, the design of the beat coat rack is based on the pattern shape that a beat of music makes.
Created by designer Colin O’Dowd, and made from 8mm steel wire coated in powder, the coat rack is available in four colour finishes – black, white, red and green.
If you want to liven up the look of your wall and want to hang your coats in style, then you can purchase the beat coat rack from Urbansuite for £40.