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Isla Cherry

Really informative and inspiring article with some lovely illustrations. Lighting is such an overlooked item. I think layered lighting is a must. I also love the blue lving room, such a change from it's gloomy previous life. I think the american habit of having your washing machine/tumble dryer in the basement is a really good one if you have the space. I would always be worried about leaks upstairs. Very expensive and disruptive to fix.

   
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deborah eade

@ BH Mum did laundry in the 'scullery', a minature room off the kitchen, but had to traipse through it with damp washing (still using a mangle then, washing machines didn't have spin dryers) to hang it on the line. Otherwise on a clothes horse in the living room, where we had the coal (later smokeless fuel) fire. Wouldn't want to go back to the days of Jack Frost on the inside of the bedroom windows and one open fire and no central heating, but still hang washing outside when it's not raining.

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Nathan Walker

Great article!!!!

   

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