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You leave town tonight, right now.

And when you’re gone; you stay gone, or you be gone.

If you arc lucky enough to own a weekend pied-a-terre, you can give free rein to your interior design fantasies. At least, this was the way one young couple saw it when they bought their apartment in Poznan, a city in western Poland. The pair is from Poznan originally, but for years they have lived and worked in the capital, Warsaw. Their Warsaw-flat — their home during the week — is rather more conventional.

Frequent travel back and forth between the two cities led the couple to the decision

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WET ROOMS

Choose from contemporary and classic designs for a spa-like bathroom zone or dedicated wet room including the latest technological advances

The latest sanitaryware is stylish in design and functionality. Long gone are the days when the bathroom was a merely practical space. It’s now a popular room where watching TV from the bath, listening to the radio or enjoying a jetladen power shower have become the norm. With simple relaxation and convenience in mind, dedicated spa-style wet rooms at home have risen in popularity and the latest designs are both sophisticated in style and high tech in operation. The beauty

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TRADING PLACES

Combining family life with a home-based business can be challenging if your property doesn’t accommodate both comfortably. ‘My business was part of the reason for choosing this house, as it had the retail space as well as the room we wanted,’ says Sara.

The family decided to relocate from west London to Somerset, to attain a more family- friendly lifestyle. ‘Steven still had good transport links to the capital, I was keen to work from home and we both liked the idea of a big house project,’ explains Sara. The couple certainly had their work cut out with the 400-year-old,

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SMALL-SPACE SOLUTION SIZE 735SQF

THIS HOMEOWNER MADE A GRAB-BAG OF STYLES WORK IN HIS COMPACT FLAT BY PLANNING EVERY DETAIL METICULOUSLY.

While homeowners who undertake their own renovations often recall the experience as a headache-inducing one, Robert Chin speaks of it like it was a cinch. This apartment is his third home in 10 years, and the second one he has single-handedly conceptualised.

«I wanted this home to be completely different from my previous place, which was contemporary. This time, I wanted my home to look lived-in,» he explains. It was with this rough concept in mind that the bachelor, who is also an

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SHAPE SHIFTER

It was the high ceilings and large rooms that attracted Charlie King to a run-down property round the corner from her flat in southwest London 18 months ago. ‘My partner Andrew and I saw past the dated decor and the strange layout,’ says Charlie, ‘and immediately had ideas about how we could change things around. We wanted to be able to put our own stamp on things.’

PLENTY OF POTENTIAL

Keen to gain an extra bedroom and a proper garden, the couple got down to planning and decided on a layout that would suit them and daughter Honor, 11. ‘We

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Project spotlight. Restoring Potential.

PURE Design Environments turns repair into redesign.

Saying a leak caused damage in your bathroom sounds relatively innocuous and routine. But in one Eden Prairie, Minn. home, a leak that started from the toilet caused thousands of dollars worth of destruction.

There was so much water that it seeped into the home’s lower level through the bathroom floor and ruined the ceiling of one bedroom; repairs had to be made to the bedroom, and the ceiling of the bedroom had to be replaced. But the brunt of the damage occurred in the home’s bathroom, which had to be entirely reconstructed.

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That you was purely

«Respect the work of the cleaning lady!»

Today, the group calls in «Pete shoboys» You know this? — Day shift supervisor casts a questioning look of my new colleagues are confused shifting from foot to foot — planning session in the office housekeeping The Ritz- Carlton Moscow is in full swing.

-Popular? — Timidly interested in one of the maids.

To be sure everyone gets A4 sheets with portraits of pop stars and detailed orientations: the maids are not required to know the discography of famous guests, but the number of ashtrays, mineral water, cosmetic preferences and desired climate in

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New Traditions

These houses stand out on the facade of the beams can be seen in old European cities and villages. Despite the fact that the house is newly built and decorated only by a classic half-timbered, it has created an atmosphere of a cozy family nest.

This lovely house with a bay window and above it a big veranda built of lightweight foam concrete warm. The facades are covered with marble chips and decorated with wooden moldings. Likewise furnished detached garage and fence area. Consistent picture of complementary tracks made of natural stone, perfectly matched to the exterior color of

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BATHROOM BOOSTERS

For some added pizazz in the bathroom, consider some of these innovative appliances

1 HAMMAM AT HOME

Bring Moroccan luxury into your home with the Hammam Touch and Steam by Rogerseller. rogerseller.com.au

2 RAIN DANCE

Hansgrohe’s ShowerSelect concealed thermostats contain an innovative shut-off valve which enables the flow of water to be controlled by an on-off button rather than a rotating system. hansgrohe.com

03 TURN UP THE HEAT

The new Skyline range from Rogerseller effortlessly brings a wellness environment into your home in the form of a sauna. Prepare yourself for healthier living. rogerseller.com.au

4 SMOOTH AESTHETIC

The swish appearance

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BATHROOM BLISS

Add a touch of luxury to your outdoor space with an external bath or shower.

There’s nothing like taking a cool, refreshing shower under a sun-drenched sky, or slipping into a warm bath to soak away the cares of the day surrounded by the beauty of nature.

STYLISH AND PRACTICAL

Outdoor showers and tubs have many uses. Some sporty homeowners install showers to cool down after a jog. Sun and sea lovers use them to rinse off after a swim. For those with pets, an outdoor shower or bath keeps muddy paw prints outdoors and creates a lot less mess.

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