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At Connells we understand the importance of getting your bespoke fitted furniture project right for you. Our variety of ranges and styles offer options to suit your preferred taste, whilst offering the versatility of design and integral features and enabling you to maximise the use of your available space. Please see our various advice articles offering tips and advice for your project.

Popular Bathroom Styles for 2018

Posted by on June 5, 2018 in Blog, Latest Offers | Comments Off on Popular Bathroom Styles for 2018

Popular Bathroom Styles for 2018

Whether you prefer a modern or traditional bathroom, popular styles in 2018 accommodate for both. With a variety of looks available, you can easily make the bathroom that you’ve dreamed of a reality. Our guide will take you through some of the most popular recent offerings.   Neutral décor is still in  Neutral colours continue to be popular, with whites, grey and warms browns – along with ‘greige’ – being the go to colours for modern bathrooms. We’re often drawn to organic, lived-in looks in the home, such as aged,...

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Bathroom colours that are hot for 2018

Posted by on May 8, 2018 in Blog | Comments Off on Bathroom colours that are hot for 2018

Bathroom colours that are hot for 2018

2018 is bringing with it hot new colours for the bathroom. Some are a continuation of trends that have remained popular for a couple of years now, but a trend seeing more popularity is the introduction of colour to the often exclusively white and silver bathrooms. Splashes of colour give your bathroom character, with colourful basins and baths making a big comeback, with green a popular choice – but not in the avocado green of the 1970’s. Green It was all the rage in the 70’s and 80’s to install ‘avocado green’ bathrooms, a...

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Necessities that every home office needs

Posted by on April 26, 2018 in Blog | Comments Off on Necessities that every home office needs

Necessities that every home office needs

Avoiding the commute, setting your own hours, and easier concentration; there’s a lot of reasons that many are now deciding to work from home. However, If you’ve decided to start working from a home office, there are some essentials that you can’t go without if you’re going to be as productive as you would be at the company HQ. Aside from this, don’t worry about sorting out the right space on your own; converting a room into a home office is a breeze with the design, supply and installation services offered by Connells. A dedicated...

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What does it mean to be a Which Trusted Trader?

Posted by on February 23, 2018 in Blog | Comments Off on What does it mean to be a Which Trusted Trader?

What does it mean to be a Which Trusted Trader?

Chances are, you’ve seen the ‘Which?’ logo when searching for services online, when out and about or on television adverts – but what does it actually mean to be a Which Trusted Trader? Which? is a not-for-profit charitable organisation, with no shareholders, owners or government stakeholders – a completely independent organisation with no hidden agendas. (You won’t even find any advertisements on their websites or in their magazines.) In their own words: “Which? exists to make individuals as powerful as the organisations they...

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A Guide to Modern Kitchens – 5 styles that stood out among the rest

Posted by on January 24, 2018 in Blog | Comments Off on A Guide to Modern Kitchens – 5 styles that stood out among the rest

A Guide to Modern Kitchens – 5 styles that stood out among the rest

Modern kitchens often still follow the classic ‘L’ or ‘U’ shape design and layout but with some key style differences. Perhaps the most notable difference in modern kitchens is the popularity of the island, the choice of colours and materials, and the use of lighting. Kitchen Islands A mainstay of a stylish kitchen, the island is becoming even more practical in the modern kitchen. As well as looking good as the centrepiece of your kitchen, islands can be fitted with practical yet stylish features such as sinks, concealed chopping...

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Ideas to Maximise the Storage in your Kitchen

Posted by on November 20, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on Ideas to Maximise the Storage in your Kitchen

Ideas to Maximise the Storage in your Kitchen

Adequate storage is essential for any kitchen space.  Having room for everything keeps your kitchen looking tidy and makes preparing food easier.  Here, we’ve listed some of the best ways to maximise the storage space in your kitchen. Wall Space Making the most of your walls is a great way to keep things stored.  You can use the walls in a variety of ways, standard units, extra tall units, shelving, hanging pots and pans on a rack and knives on a magnetic strip.  The ceiling can also be used to hang pots and pans. Maximise the Awkward...

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5 Simple Ways to Make a Small Bedroom Feel Bigger

Posted by on August 24, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on 5 Simple Ways to Make a Small Bedroom Feel Bigger

5 Simple Ways to Make a Small Bedroom Feel Bigger

We could all use a bit more space. Compared to twenty years ago, homeowners in Suffolk own substantially more furniture and material possessions. It doesn’t help that the UK is in the grip of a curious property phenomenon. Almost every country in the developed world is seeing an increase in average property sizes, but British homes are shrinking. We’re now paying more for smaller houses. This is, in part, because the UK is one of few nations to have no minimum space laws. So, families are having to get innovative with their interior...

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3 Simple Ways to Design the Perfect Master Bedroom

Posted by on April 24, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on 3 Simple Ways to Design the Perfect Master Bedroom

3 Simple Ways to Design the Perfect Master Bedroom

There is nothing interior designers love to show off more than a flawless master bedroom. While kitchens and bathrooms get lots of focus for their ‘community’ dynamic, it is the bedroom which represents pure comfort. It is your kingdom, your private domain. So, it has to be perfect in every way. It is a misconception to assume that there are no challenges associated with designing a beautiful bedroom. There are few technical limitations, but it can still be tricky to strike the right balance between practicality and luxury. Fortunately,...

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Why Simple Design Ideas Are the Secret to a Beautiful Home Office

Posted by on March 27, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on Why Simple Design Ideas Are the Secret to a Beautiful Home Office

Why Simple Design Ideas Are the Secret to a Beautiful Home Office

People in the UK live in some of the smallest homes in the world. Across Europe and America, the average property size is significantly bigger than it is in Britain. Yet, it does not stop innovative designers from creating beautiful, expansive spaces within these little ones. In fact, this country is home to some of the most famous ‘tiny’ interiors in the world. Luckily, your home is likely to be more cosy than tiny. You might even have a spare bedroom or utility area which, with the right tools, can offer much potential. For many, extra...

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4 Reasons to fall in Love with Bespoke Bedrooms

Posted by on March 8, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on 4 Reasons to fall in Love with Bespoke Bedrooms

4 Reasons to fall in Love with Bespoke Bedrooms

We’re used to the idea of bathrooms and kitchens being ‘bespoke,’ but a lot of homeowners don’t know that bedrooms can also be customised and fitted in the same way; as a cohesive, ready to use design or layout. In fact, the popularity of bespoke bedrooms is currently on the rise, because they can end up being significantly more affordable than a piece by piece refit. From fitted wardrobes to custom floors, drapes, and furnishings, with a bespoke space, you know that you’re getting something completely unique. Also, there’s no...

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