World War 2 bunker transformed into swanky holiday home – would YOU buy it? | Property | Life & Style

While it may not look like much from the outside, the unusual property may just be the most luxurious underground bolt hole in Britain. The beautiful six-bed property which lies in a Cornish meadow just ten minutes drive from Land’s End, is so well camouflaged by its grass-covered roof it looks like a mound in the middle of field. Far from what would be expected inside a bunker, the gorgeous holiday home features a large open-plan living room that effortlessly straddles the line between modern and traditional. The space is…

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Property news: How to make a room look bigger in 10 seconds | Property | Life & Style

How do you make a room look bigger? Many of us would like more space in our homes. But even if you can’t afford a bigger property, you can easily create the illusion of more space through clever tricks. Grand Designs’ Kevin McCloud explains that one simple trick could make your rooms look more spacious in just 30 seconds. The trick involves the clever use of lighting to create an optical illusion. “More light equals a sense of space,” Kevin told Express.co.uk. “If you have a table lamp or a…

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The Ideal Home Show make a smart technology property move | Property | Life & Style

EXPRESS Visitors of the The Innovation Home at the Ideal Home Show can play with tech on a mobile app It features devices such as security cameras, window and door sensors that alert you to break-ins, as well as plugs and lightbulbs that switch themselves on.  But while this may look like the future to many of us, these innovations are all available at DIY and department stores for you fit yourself if you have wifi and a smartphone to download the necessary app.  John Lewis even has dedicated smart…

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Secrets of Stonehenge: Properties around one of the world’s most mysterious monuments | Property | Life & Style

NC The Coach House has a rugged attraction while the rooms are finished with a contemporary touch Sitting in the inevitable A303 traffic jam playing I-Spy is one of life’s major frustrations. So it’s no wonder that locals are excited by the continued push for an A303 traffic solution. It was back in December 2014 that the Government announced it would invest in a tunnel to replace the A303 and there are more public consultations this month to discuss plans for a 1.9-mile tunnel passing Stonehenge, a free-flowing dual carriageway…

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Brexit news: Grand Designs’ Kevin McCloud predicts construction CRISIS | Property | Life & Style

Brexit will have a number of effects on the UK property market, with some experts predicting house prices will fall. However, Kevin McCloud, 58, of Grand Designs, has warned there may also be a construction “crisis” on the horizon after Brexit. Brexit will happen on Friday 29 March 2019 at 11pm, according to an Article 50 deadline set by British Prime Minister Theresa May. Kevin was quick to acknowledge the benefits Brexit may have for construction and building in the UK. He said: ““A freedom from some of the restrictions…

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Cracking Easter ideas: Affordable Easter accessories for the home | Property | Life & Style

Well some might think so but the truth is that painting eggs is an Easter tradition going back centuries and hanging them from a few artfully arranged twigs looks lovely. Easter crackers? Aren’t they just a bit of fun in the same way that painted hens’ eggs became pastry and sugar eggs in 19th-century Germany and eventually chocolate eggs. The Easter Bunny, by the way, is another continental tradition that started out as a reference to the spring hare’s prolific life cycle and, once exported to America by German migrants,…

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