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Garage Door Installation Serving Amarillo –Residential and CommercialIntegrity Overhead Doors offers complete garage door repair and installation to the entire Amarillo area. We service both commercial and residential garage doors and offer fair prices and excellent quality service. Our technicians are able to work on all types of  garage doors and will only do repairs...
Uniting the rooms of a bad conversion doesn’t have to mean knocking down walls…Shortly after Kitty Jackson moved into this ground-floor flat in Harringay, northeast London, she met someone who described what their Victorian house had been like before it was split in two. “This older neighbour had lived over the road...
We are surrounded by chemicals – in food and drink, cleaning products, household items and furnishings. Here’s how to reduce household pollutionVentilateCleaning products, cooking, candles and building materials all contribute to pollution inside our homes. The British Lung Foundation (BLF) recommendschoosing fragrance-free cleaning products and using solid or...
Plant lovage, hyssop and summer savory for both your patch and your table’s sakeAs a botanist obsessed with food, I have always found one particular statistic perplexing. Of the estimated 300,000 plant species on Earth, about one in six are edible. Yet our species subsists almost exclusively on the harvests of only...
A graceful London apartment has been converted into an exhibition space – and a place to think – for this creative coupleThis Notting Hill apartment is where it all began for designer Anna Burles and her husband Christopher Trotman. It is where they launched their design studio, Run for the Hills, sitting at their...
Designer Anthony Burrill and his wife Emma have embraced country house living on their own termsIf you know about Anthony Burrill and the upbeat graphic slogan prints he creates, you might guess that he lives in a creative urban hotspot – east London, Glasgow, Bristol… Actually, he lives with his wife Emma, two almost-grown-up...
Her home studio may have changed little in 40 years, but Pauline Caulfield is revisiting and reinventing her workTucked down the side of a London terrace is an enclave of 12 red-brick studio houses built in the late 1800s. Pauline Caulfield moved into hers in 1975; previous residents include the painter John...
Other words for toilets | Arms to Saudi Arabia | Wasabi KitKat | Clergy as tulipsLinda Fishwick objects to the use of “bathroom” to designate the room where one goes to relieve oneself (Letters, 25 February). Unfortunately, two of her preferred terms are equally euphemistic: “lavatory” originally meant the room where one...
Although we mostly miss them in flower, we consider them a gift to the gardenA last-minute winter weekend in Denmark to walk to the beach sunset, ride bikes to the harbour fish shop and to plant 100 or so English tulips.We went for Bloms bulbs in the end, one of...
If your garden has been looking a little sad, plan now for a more verdant winter next yearGardening is a fascinating art form. As much as it is about experiencing tranquillity and nature, it is also about the excitement of escapism that these enclosed ecosystems can bring. In the UK, perhaps the...

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