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New Kitchen and Full Refurbishment

Samantha Cameron has insisted on a new kitchen and a general upgrade at Downing Street before the family moves in. It is expected there will be a full refurbishment to the flat including a new kitchen which the Cameron's have said will be partly paid for by them.

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Is Your Car As Clean As Your Home?

A survey by car parts retailer Halfords has found that the interior of a car can pose a serious health risk.

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Knowing Your Onions

Research from DIY Store B&Q conducted recently has discovered that young people have relatively little knowledge about gardening compared to the older generation. In fact, home-owners aged between 25 and 34 had trouble naming even the most basic plants, while those aged between 55 and 64 could name unusual flowers and plants.

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Launch of H&M Home

Fashion retailer H&M is due to release a home-wares range this Autumn known as H&M Home. Launched in Europe last year, the range uses ideas from the fashion world and applies them to the home arena.

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Less Space for Working at Home

A study by Halifax Home Insurance has revealed that many of us can no longer afford to dedicate an entire room to study or work and nothing else. The insurer estimated that 125,000 study rooms were changed into bedrooms or living spaces last year as people felt they could not afford to move into a larger home or justify the use of the space.

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Lifestyle Changes Influence DIY Plans

The founder of Ratedpeople.com Andrew Skipworth, has suggested that the decision on whether to have a family greatly influences whether a home-owner has any DIY planned for the future.

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Linda Barker Suggests DIYers Keep A Mood Board

TV interior designer Linda Barker has made a suggestion to budding DIYers to keep a mood board of all their ideas before deciding what approach to take in their house makeover.

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Looks Like a Good Year for DIY

Consumer analyst Mintel, has predicted consumer trends for 2010 and it looks like a good year for DIY retail. They expect a return of consumer confidence and adaptation to the constraints which have been imposed over the last year.

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Insurers Are Very Wary Of Timber Construction

DIYers and builders thinking of employing the latest building methods in the construction of their new home may want to think again as it has emerged that insurers are very wary of timber construction.

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Homebase Benefited Due to Low Interest Rates

The Chief Executive of the Home Retail Group, which includes Homebase, has said that the DIY side of their business had benefited from lower mortgage payments due to low interest rates.

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Homebase Brighten Up Carlisle Train Station

Homebase have brightened up a Carlisle train station while making a new TV ad for the retailer. The station's bridge has been painted in a range of stripes, one platform has received a wallpapering and there are new lampshades hanging from the ceiling.

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Homebase Introduce Reusable Huge Jiffy Bags

Homebase has introduced a reusable bag, which they have likened to a huge jiffy bag, as a replacement for the usual plastic packaging for their sofas.

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