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do your bit for the environment and compost your food waste

..or at the very least save your food scraps and peelings for your local council to compost. So come on people, make 2020 your greenest year ever, which means getting a counter top bin for the kitchen - and a garden composter too if you have the space.

The downstairs area is open and full of areas to sit and relax

Artist Bonnie Saland's live/work studio in northern California is full of colour and pattern. She's the designer behind textile brand Philomela and the family's laid-back ocean retreat is the ideal backdrop for her work

Art art and more art...the key to an interesting home

The designer assesses his flat from an eco angle, as well as sharing his tips for a stylish home

Enjoy your house move by being a virtuous mover who says no to plastic and uses cardboard in moderation

plants indoors are a boon for air quality

If you're fed up with your living space, give it a bit of an eco makeover in the run up to spring

Etched glass door from Casali's Natura Collection. www.casali.net

Doors are easily overlooked and we tend meekly to accept what we inherit when we move into a property. But stylish interior doors can bring style, cohesiveness and even a quiet grandeur to your home

Should you have a garden that's big enough, it makes sense to put in a garden room if you need a home office, somewhere to put growing kids, sprightly grandparents or overnight guests, or you need a place to escape to. Sheds ain't what they used to be you know

Plastic has become a bogeyman material and everyone's trying to avoid using it. But when it comes to packaging, anti-plastic regulation could push businesses into using alternative materials that cause more environmental problems

American White Oak kitchen by Sustainable Kitchens in Bristol

Whether you invest your life savings in a luxury one, or you do it on a shoestring, you can make sure your kitchen doesn't leave a giant-sized carbon footprint in its wake

Stop Digging ground screws are great for small building projects

For small projects such as garden rooms, is it time to embrace the ground screw over concrete for the all important foundations?

Poor indoor air quality is in no small part down to humidity which leads to condensation, damp and mould. But you can do something about it.

Extendable table from Modish Living

Furniture made from reclaimed wood is warm, characterful and has a history behind it. And while it's associated with the rustic country look, reclaimed timber works well in contemporary interiors too because it can soften hard materials such as glass or stainless steel

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