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 Storage with a difference
‘ will play its part with face recognition and voice activated devices in lifts and front doors in communal buildings, minimising the need for manual controls and buttons.
Overall I am excited to meet the challenge of designing houses with a slightly different approach in order to ensure that the space can have multiple functions and defined purpose but still be restful, cosy and above all else a place you want to spend time in.
Ask Jane
What’s the best kind of flooring for a busy/much trodden part of the home, that also needs to be non-slippery
There are a couple of options to consider for high wear areas especially in hallways, the first is to lay down floor tiles. For period properties this can become problematic if there are existing floorboards. These will need to be removed or stabilised so there is no movement otherwise the tiles could
crack or become loose. Laminate flooring is another option. It is non-slip, scratch proof, waterproof and dent resistant. The pattern is a photographic layer which is protected by wear layers and can therefore look very realistic. Designs include wood effects and tile designs.
Jane Cappleman is a Bury St Edmunds based interior designer janecappleman.co.uk
    Lavenham Joinery
Bespoke Kitchen and Cabinetry since 1985
       01787 248452 www.lavenhamjoinery.co.uk
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