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Open plan contemporary living
Open plan contemporary living
Room: Living Room
Colours: Yellow; White; Natural; Lilac
Style: Modern
Budget: Medium
Programme: DIY SOS
Designer: Bob Grose; Deborah Drew
Feature: Hand-built, ash wood kitchen
Simple, yet individual furnishings are the trademarks of this welcoming, but uncluttered area. The modern and the traditional combine to make a functional, open-plan space, suited to adults and children.

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Kitchen
Kitchen
In keeping with the spirit of this timber-framed house, the unique, hand-built ash kitchen is a perfect blend of traditional materials and craftsmanship, with ultra-modern design and cutting edge, stainless steel appliances.
Dining
Dining
To create an open and clutter-free dining area in keeping with the ash wood kitchen, choose a sleek, natural wood dining suite. Accessorize with colourful, fresh and funky table settings.
Lounge
Lounge
To create a calm, but funky living space, combine clean walls of complementary pastels (lilac and lemon) with traditional leather furnishing. Mix the chunky, retro, leather lounge suite with modern, colourful cushions to add that extra touch of comfort.
Mirrors
Mirrors
To enhance the sense of space in smaller rooms, place an elegant, slim and simply-framed mirror on the wall to capture the natural light.
Top Tip

Bob says, "With natural wood worktops, it is essential to treat the wood with an appropriate oil. This will help maintain its unique surface texture and patination."
Have a look at the blue kids' bedroom on the same show.
  Products   Paint   Brand   Dulux  
  Details   Sugared lilac, lemon tropics   Cost    
  Supplier   All good DIY stores          
  Web/tel            
  Products   Blinds   Brand   Velux  
  Details     Cost    
  Supplier   Check website          
  Web/tel   www.velux.co.uk          
  Products   Wood floor   Brand    
  Details   Beech   Cost    
  Supplier   All good DIY stores / flooring specialists          
  Web/tel            
  Products   Lights   Brand   Prezzybox  
  Details   Twinkle lights, slide light   Cost   £99 each  
  Supplier   Check website          
  Web/tel   www.kahrs.co.uk          
  Products   Radiators   Brand   Radiant Radiators  
  Details   1800 x 2 tube   Cost   £595  
  Supplier   Check website          
  Web/tel   www.radiant-radiators.co.uk          
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