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Ashford Road, Tenterden, Kent TN30 6LT

YEAR 5 OPEN DAY Saturday 7th June 2014

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Principal’s talks in the Sinden Theatre at 10.30am & 11.30am

Come along and join us for a morning exploring the vibrant world class learning experience that is Homewood

For further information please contact Lynn Castle, Admissions Officer on 01580 764222 ext 201 or email l.castle@homewood.kent.sch.uk


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We have direct access to Motability’s website where we can view cars offered to us. Typically Motability have over 1500 cars for sale, all one owner, main dealer serviced with low mileage. The cars we supply are prepared to the very highest standards. When you visit our showroom we are able to log on to the Motability website and using our customer friendly dual screen, show full details including pictures and service history. Each car is carefully inspected inside and out by experienced staff to ensure they are supplied in as perfect condition as possible. Here our customers are able to order the model and colour they want with an anticipated delivery time of 21 days. As you would expect from a family business established for 48 years, all dealer facilities are available, including part exchange and competitive finance. We encourage you to visit our showroom where Sales Manager Phil Cunningham looks forward to assisting you.

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Welcome Hi everyone, Welcome to the May Issue, which I’m afraid, is a little later than usual, but next month we will be back to normal with our end of the month deliveries. As a result I’ve extended the deadline for bookings and events, but timing is very tight so act fast if you have plans for the June Issue. I hope you all had a great Easter, weather wise I think we did quite well. Thank goodness for acurate weather forcasting though, they’ve come along way in the last 20 odd years. It’s something we tend to take for granted until something important comes along, like removing the entire contents of your office out onto the lawn to enable a new floor to be laid. I originally thought we could do it in a day, but no way. It took two days to complete the task before the predicted rain came on Easter

June Issue Deadline 9th May Sunday. My entire office had to sit on the lawn over night, covered with tarpauling. Even when we finished there was still the matter of re-connecting everything, what a task! It was therapeutic though, clearing out all the old books and software collected over the years. Why is it so difficult to get rid of outdated technology? it’s put on a shelf or in the loft, even though it either doesn’t work or has been superceded by something much better. Believe it or not I have a BBC computer from the early eighties, I can’t do anything useful with it. I keep it for sentimental reasons now, compared to my smartphone it’s a dinosaur! Anyway, I’m back to normal now and as you are reading I am probably working on the June Issue deadline in my nicely refurbished office. Have a great month.

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Water, Water, Everywhere

by Pippa Greenwood Plants are integral to any pond. Surface-floating plants such as waterlilies not only look gorgeous but their leaves also shade the water – again, reducing algae. Waterlilies need still water, so are best avoided if you have a fountain; but a single spitting feature at one end of the pool shouldn’t create too much turbulence.

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A water-feature adds magic to any garden. The sound of tinkling water and the movement of light on its surface can be just the finishing touch you need either for a patio or for a much larger garden. There’s a plentiful choice of water-features of all shapes, styles, and sizes; but before you commit yourself, what are the main points to bear in mind?

Plants around the edges of a pools and ponds are called marginals and do best in shallower water or boggy ground. Use plenty: they look gorgeous, they hide the liner and they’re a haven for wildlife. Marginals to consider include yellow-flowered marsh marigold (caltha palustris); white-flowered bog arum (calla palustris); miniature reed-mace (typha minima); pale blue water forget-me-not

First, position. For moving water, your feature will use an electric pump, so there has to be a powerpoint nearby – something often overlooked. Do you want an eye-catching centrepiece for a formal garden, or just the music of running water as the soundtrack to your alfresco Sunday lunch? In either case, you need to consider carefully the appropriate position. Water-features can turn bright green in summer due to the build-up of algae. You can go a long way towards preventing this by positioning them away from direct sunlight. Make sure they’re well away from deciduous trees, too, as falling leaves will clog everything up. For smaller spaces you’re best off with a selfcontained feature. There are lots of lovely ones available such as terracotta or glazed pot stacks with the water continuously pumped from one container to another, so you’ll only need to top it up in the hottest weather. Spouts and fountains are great fun. A spitting fish, frog, or gargoyle adds a touch of art – or humour – while oxygenating a pool, reducing algae and keeping the pond-life happy. If you want moving water but perhaps have toddlers, a millstone with a low, centrally-positioned jet is both beautiful and safe.

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(myosotis scorpioides); and purple-bloomed water and bog iris (eg iris laevigata). You’ll need about two plants per metre. For a more formal look choose shapely rushes or ferns. Water-features attract wildlife, and in summer you might be visited by dragonflies or mayflies. Birds may also come to drink and bathe. And even a small pond needs a safe exit-route in case hedgehogs pop by for a drink and tumbles in. A shallow beach of pebbles should do the trick. If your feature has a sizeable surface, net it in the autumn to catch falling leaves. Garden netting stretched taut is ideal. Remove it as necessary to tip off the leaves. Left in the water they’ll both clog the pumps and produce methane, which is toxic. In winter, don’t let the water-feature freeze up. If extreme cold is forecast smaller features are best emptied, and the pump cleaned and stored in the shed. Fish need an ice-free area on the surface or they’ll be killed by methane building up under the ice. Floating a football on the surface helps.

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Life Begins Confessions of an armchair archaelogist by Kate McLelland For many years, archaeology has been a passion of mine. Not actually doing it, you understand, but viewing endless TV documentaries on ancient Egypt and Rome and obsessively following various series of “Time Team”.

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Last year I moved to the countryside and decided to turn my interest into a hobby. I fantasised about standing in the middle of a field, with muddy knees and earth-caked hands, having just discovered a stunning mosaic floor. Without doubt I had the enthusiasm to be an amateur archaeologist, but how could I get involved? When I discovered that our local archaeological group was about to meet, I was determined to go. Unfortunately the day of the meeting was damp, cold and windy: as I trudged along I found myself looking forward to taking my seat in a warm, dry church hall. This reaction to a bit of rain made me wonder if I would be feeling so enthusiastic if, instead of aiming for a brightly lit hall, I was heading off to spend long hours in a muddy field? Once inside the hall, I sat and listened to members of the group speak eloquently about their particular archaeological

passions. Each talk was accompanied by a carefully prepared laptop presentation, with photographs, maps and information. There was even a quiz on local historical sites: my dismal score reminded me why I had come to the meeting in the first place. When the presentations ended I was eager to find out more about the society. I was told that sessions mostly comprised of talks by interesting guest speakers, but for more active members there would be a chance to go on field walks, which take place in the winter when vegetation has died back. With farmers’ permission, walkers examine the earth for signs of pottery, flints and other finds. Apparently there is quite a good success rate for these random discoveries, provided the group knows where to look. By law all finds belong to the owner of the land on which the field walk takes place and an official agreement between landowner and searcher is often put in place to determine who keeps the items that are found. It is recommended that all finds be recorded with the Portable Antiquities Scheme (www.finds.org.uk). The scheme encourages finders to record their discoveries with a local

Finds Liaison Officer, who will enter the items onto a database for researchers to study and the public to view. Unfortunately, opportunities to get involved with digs taking place on established archaeological sites are extremely limited, although some of the larger societies do manage to get some handson experience. Sites must be overseen by qualified, professional archaeologists to ensure that all finds are properly investigated, recorded and preserved, so the chances for enthusiastic amateurs like me to get involved will always be limited. As I sat in the hall at the end of the meeting, finishing a cup of tea and chatting to a large group of enthusiastic, knowledgeable people, I felt that I was among old friends. It occurred to me that there was enjoyment to be had in simply listening to people who are passionate about their subject. Call me an armchair archaeologist, but there’s a lot to be said for hearing about other people’s discoveries, particularly when it’s cold and rainy outside!


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Cake and Bake Ginger and Rhubarb Muffins Quick and easy to make these fruity muffins are ideal for a mid-morning treat. They are best eaten on the day of making but can be frozen for up to 2 months – just thaw and pop in a hot oven for a few minutes for that just baked taste!

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Ingredients:

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Preheat the oven to 190C/fan 170C/gas mark 5. Line a 12-hole muffin tray with 12 paper muffin cases. Cut the rhubarb stems in half lengthways then chop into 1cm pieces.

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Sift the flour and baking powder into a large bowl and stir in the sugar and orange zest. Make a well in the centre.

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Whisk together the butter, milk and eggs and pour into the well. Stir until just combined but don’t over-mix. Gently fold in the rhubarb and stem ginger.

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Divide the mixture evenly between the muffin cases. Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, or until risen, golden and just firm to the touch. Sprinkle with the crystallized orange peel, if liked. Serve warm or cold.

• 175g thin rhubarb stalks, trimmed • 275 g plain flour • 2 tsp baking powder • 125g caster sugar • 1-2 tsp finely grated orange zest • 150g butter, melted and cooled for 5 minutes • 100ml milk • 2 medium eggs, beaten • 1 large piece stem ginger, finely chopped • Chopped crystallized orange peel to decorate (optional)

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L i v e Ja z z What’s On Ma y T h e Fo l k e s t o n e J a z z C l u b A t T h e To w e r To B o o k C a l l : 0 1 3 0 3 2 7 7 1 7 5 A l l g i g s s t a r t a t 8 3 0 p m , Ad m £ 1 0 May 8th THE BEST OF BRITISH JAZZ

This outfit is sponsored & supported By Jazz Services ( Jazz UK ) For This UK Tour/ Playing a book of rearranged charts of Big Band Jazz The Fantastic Swinging Quintet lead by The Charismatic Greek Tenor Man VASILIS XENOPOULOS STEVE FISHWICK - Trumpet Previous rising star & now established top man NIGEL PRICE Guitar - One of The UKs Finest BILL MUDGE Organ -Swinging Like a Pendulum PETE CATER Drums The UKs Buddy Rich - His Kind of Music THE BEST OF BRITISH JAZZ KAREN SHARP & MICK FOSTER THE FAMOUS BATTLE OF THE BARITONES PLUS THIS AMAZING RHYTHM SECTION ( This outfit could drive a 40ton truck ) TED BEAMENT Piano The ex Humph man returns for another fab session PAUL MORGAN Double Bass Quality always comes to the top. This is it !! PETE CATER Drums - Buddy Rich ??? We are so lucky to have him back.

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May 22nd THE BEST OF BRITISH JAZZ

THE SPIKE HEATLEY TRIO WITH ART THEMEN The legendry Double Bassist SPIKE HEATLEY makes his annual visit to our shores from his home in France, to play the top UK jazz clubs . As on his previous & very successful visit to The FJC he brings with him his regular drummer from his Barney Kessel Trio days - MALCOLM MORTIMER & the very accomplished Guitarist ANDREW WILLIAMS- All of this Plus the former top orthopaedic surgeon - now a most brilliant tenor saxophonist ART THEMEN May 29th THE BEST OF BRITISH JAZZ

THE MATT WATES SEXTET Yes folks this year by audience request & at great expense its the Sextet

Saturday May 3rd - ST MARY MAGDALENE, RUCKINGE Coffee mornings start again on from 10 to 11.30 a.m. Coffee, tea, cakes and produce will be on sale. Time to come out of hibernation and catch up with friends and neighbours. They will run until September 13th (Bike Ride Day).

11th May - Carly Bryant Concert 8.00pm, Sinden Theatre, Homewood School, Tenterden. Sinden Theatre Box Office 01580 763826.

Thursday 15th May - Tenterden and District National Trust Association Tenterden Junior School, Recreation Ground Road. 7.30 pm“Michael Faraday, the man behind the Science” Christopher Rudd. Visitors welcome. Further information 01580 764791. Friday 16th May - Amadeus (1984, Cert PG, 160 mins)Peter Schaffer’s film of his stage play about the story of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, told in flashback by his peer and secret rival, Antonio Salieri, at the court of the Emperor of Austro Hungary. A very atmospheric film with Mozart’s music as a major part of the soundtrack. Winner of eight Oscars, including Best Actor. Starring F Murray Abraham, Tom Hulce, Simon Callow and Elizabeth Berridge. Time: doors open 7pm for 7.30pm screening Tickets: £3 (members), £4 (non-members). All available at the door Venue: The Memorial Hall, The Green, Woodchurch TN26 3PF Refreshments: hot popcornand home-made cakes for sale.

17/18th May - All Saints Church, Biddenden – Art Show and Plant Stall, Sat 10am – 5pm and Sun 12 noon – 4pm. Enquiries: Pat Vallas, Tel: 01580 291730; email: patricia.vallas2@mypostoffice.co.uk

Saturday May 17th – Sunday June 8th. An exhibition entitled “Images of Old Warehorne” will take place in St. Matthew’s Church, Warehorne TN26 2LJ, opening hours 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. 50 images, mostly A4 size, will be on display. Dating from the 1870’s, this is a rare chance to see a fascinating selection of photographs of this village. Donations welcome – to be shared between St. Matthew’s Church, Warehorne Village Hall and Help for Heroes. h.m.beau1@btinternet.com

Thursday 22nd May - St Margarets Church Bethersden are holding a FREE Antiques Valuation Roadshow with Clive Attrell at 1pm in the church. Clive will value your antiques with the opportunity to sell them.Refreshments will be available. Contact details 01233 820728


what’s on Wednesday 21st May - The Weald of Kent Computer Club will meet on in Biddenden New Village Hall at 7.30 pm. The topic this evening will be:- “Developments in digital photography”. Annual membership is £10 plus £2 per meeting. Non-members are welcome (£3, but first visit is free) Full details: http://www.wealdofkentcomputerclub. co.uk/Enquiries: secretarywkcc@yahoo.co.uk

Wednesday 28th May - The Biddenden Horticultural Society meets in the Village Hall (7:15pm for 7:30pm start). Our speaker this month is Don Wilks who will be giving a talk on the ‘Butterflies and Orchids of Kent’. Contact Irene on 01580291777 or Lesley on 01580291931. Members £1.50, Non Members £2.50. Annual membership £5. New members always welcome.

entertainment and, subject to fine weather Classic Aircraft and Hot Air Balloons Weekend tickets adults £8 on the day or £7 in advance from Smarden shops Children free. Proceeds go towards a new sports pavilion and church building works. Tel: 01233 770429

20/21/22 June - Woodchurch Art Society Annual Art Exhibition - We shall be holding our very popular Art Exhibition on June 20th 7pm-9pm; 21st/22nd June 10am-4pm at The Memorial Hall. Over 200 paintings on display; Resident artist; ‘Have a go Joe’; Raffle; Tombola; Cards. Delicious home made cakes & refreshments. Everyone Welcome FREE ENTRY

Sunday 8th June - Hamstreet Festival of Transport 10am-5.30pm Weekends 7/14th & 8/15th June - Chris & Judy Older welcome you to their garden opening in aid of the :- National Gardens Scheme and St Rumwolds Church, Bonnington. The 16C cottage nestles in romantic seclusion at the end of a drive. This enchanting garden (1 acre) is a mixture of small herbaceous borders, roses & unusual topiary. There is plenty of seating to enjoy the garden & extensive views across Romney Marsh to the sea. Some gentle slopes, limited access for wheel chairs. (Also private visits in June by appointment only.) Admission £4, children free. Ample off road parking. Plants for Sale. Homemade cakes & teas available. WYCKHURST GARDEN Mill Road, Aldington, Ashford, Kent. TN25 7AJ. (4m SE of Ashford off A20) 01233 720395.

21/22 June Smarden Classic and Open Gardens 1-5 pm A spectacular weekend of Classic Cars and Open Gardens in the lovely village of Smarden TN27 8QD Ten gardens including a tour of a Hop Garden, a great Classic Car Show, Bar and food area with live music, Home-made Teas, mini bell ring, vintage clothing and other stalls, evening

Weald Of Kent Computer Club Feel alone with your computer? Feel your computer does not love you? Feel technology is rushing away from you? Come and join our Club, meet like minded, friendly people where we try to sort out members problems and keep you updated on some of the recent computer and tablet developments. Try us free for one evening. Biddenden New Village Hall, third Wednesday of every month, except in August and December, at 7.30 pm. More details at: www.wealdofkentcomputerclub.co.uk or email: secretarywkcc@yahoo.co.uk

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THE SIX BELLS Woodchurch Tel: 01233 860246 Angie and Ray offer a warm welcome to their CAMRA award winning village pub. Currently offering five real ales with more to come, and traditional English food.

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Beauty Age-Proof Your Hair

By Helen Taylor Always Be Aware of Your Hair Try to limit extrinsic damage. Lay off the heated styling tools; prevent your hair from being frazzled by the sun by applying a deep conditioner to the lengths and ends when you’re on the beach; and cut right back on products that can dry your hair, like hairsprays.

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You’re probably all too aware that you need to look after your skin if you want to stay looking younger for longer – but have you ever thought that you might need to age-proof your hair as well? Hair, like skin, suffers two types of ageing: extrinsic and intrinsic. Extrinsic ageing is the effect of everything that your locks are exposed to, like heat-styling, sun damage, and colouring. Intrinsic ageing comes from below the scalp and reveals the signs that your hair is past its prime: reduction in melanin, decline in sebum production, and a change in hair diameter. What that means is that greys start to appear, the shine starts to disappear, and your hair loses its bounce. Hair growth also begins to slow over the years, so it’s harder to achieve the length you loved when you were younger. Ageing a natural process, but there’s plenty you can do to slow it down.

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can result in a fantastic new look. Any hairdresser worth their salt can advise on what styles work best for thinning or ageing hair, but generally it’s worth considering the following: Length – Long locks look lovely if they’re bouncy, thick, and full of life, but if that’s not the case then they really aren’t worth holding on to. Chopping long hair into a flattering, blunt, midi-cut is a quick way to create more youthful-looking hair. Ridding your tresses of dead split-ends improves condition, and a blunt cutting technique will create the look of fullness. Frame Your Face – Try a fringe, or have some soft layers added to the styling around your face. This lifts your features and makes you look younger. A Professional Opinion is Best Although it’s normal for your hair to show signs of change such as thinning over the years, it’s worth seeing your GP if you notice any sudden changes. Hair loss can be caused by hormone deficiencies – low thyroid levels, for example – a deficiency in nutrients, stress, and the side-effects of various medications. So if you’re in doubt, ask your doctor’s advice.

Try a New Hairstyle It’s easy to get stuck in a rut, but out-of-date, unflattering styles really do make you look a lot older than you are. That’s why it’s important to take a fresh look at yourself every so often. Talk to your stylist, or try a new salon. The opinion of someone who doesn’t already know you and your hair

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Dolly Doodles has hidden 8 candycanes around the land of iDoo-B-Doo, can you find them?

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Introducing My name is Dolly Doodles and I live in Doo-B-Doodle Town with my BFF (Best Furry Friend!), Tinkaboo and our very clever teddy airbat, Willamina-the-Wise-Wordsmith. Tinkaboo and I love making beautiful things out of paper and card. We’ve even started our very own crafting club called The Doo-B-Doo Crew. In our spare time we like to travel and collect new materials for our paper crafts. In fact, we’ve only just got back from Muddle-Puddle, which was a really funny place. You’ll never believe it but everything was either upside-down, insideout or back-to-front… even the houses! You can read all about it in our first book. It’s called::

Dolly Doodles and her Adventures in Muddle-Puddle. Here is the first little bit of the story for grown ups to read… Dolly Doodles stood in front of the large sign and read out loud, “eldduP-eldduM” She turned to her puppy. “That’s a funny name for a town, Tinkaboo.” Then she broke into a grin. “Oh I see! It says ‘Muddle-Puddle’ backwards!” Dolly’s eyes shone as she patted her wooden case. “I doo-b-doo think we’re going to like it here!” “Me too!” barked Tinkaboo, racing off down the road. And here is a sentence from Willamina-the-Wise-Wordsmith for children to read… d…

The pup has fun in the mud! If you’d like to read more of the story please visit the land of iDoo-B-Doo at www.idoobdoo.com, where you can visit our shop and view a demo. The book is available in print and also as an e-book. If you like making things too, then join our club The Doo-B-Doo Crew and with this FREE voucher download lots of beautiful things to make.

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CLUBS & SOCIETIES Hamstreet Sports & Leisure Assoc finished their new Pavilion last year and had our opening day on the 25th August 2013. The ground floor can be hired for sports changing which consists of male and female changing, Showers and disabled wet room. Along with the field and the multi use courts,we also have the top floor of the pavilion which consist of 2 rooms an office and a Lounge / Bar, we hire this out for small functions of 60 people, the building has disabled access and to the first floor we have a wheel chair lift. The pavilion also has a small fitted kitchen. Craft Workshop, Victory Hall, Hamstreet These are intended to be on the first Thursday of every month. The plan is to open from 2pm to 5pm and for the first session on May 1 to concentrate on knitting, crochet and sewing. Furniture painting will hopefully start in the second workshop. High Halden Craft Group - Meets every Monday (except Bank Holidays) at High Halden Memorial Hall 10.30am till 1.00pm. £3.50 includes materials, coffee and free raffle ticket For more info call 01580 291621 or 01233 85030

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1940’s Dancing Lessons, Every Wednesday, incl. Lindy Hop, Charleston, Balboa & Collegiate Shag. For beginners and improvers, at St Mary’s Church Hall, Ashford Town Centre TN23 1QG from 7pm – 9.30pm. Cost £6.00 Tel 01233 860564. No partner required. Shadoxhurst Flower Arrangers are a small, friendly club who meet at 7.30pm in Shadoxhurst Village Hall on the first Wed of every month except January. No experience of flower arranging needed to join, just an interest in seeing blooms displayed advantageously. Demonstrators visit most months but members also enjoy trips & meals out. If you would like to get to know us, please call the secretary on 01233 732212.

Warehorne Folk Dance Club - Traditional English/American folk dancing - meet at Kingsnorth Village Hall, Church Hill, Kingsnorth TN23 3EF every Wednesday 8 - 10pm £2.00 Call Edna 01233 627121 or David 01233 812935.

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By Katherine Sorrell partition walls? Or would you like a walk-in shower, underfloor heating or perhaps a pair of his ‘n’ hers basins? Avoid moving existing plumbing, if possible, as it will save money and effort. However, if the floorplan of your current bathroom really isn’t working for you, this one-off plumbing cost could be worth it in the long run.

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The best hotel bathrooms are blissful escapes from humdrum reality. Superbly planned to make the most of what is often not the hugest of spaces, they offer sleek efficiency at the same time as indulgence and opulence, from cosy-toes underfloor heating to tactile taps, monsoon showerheads to gleaming glass. And that’s not even to mention the most flattering of lighting schemes, the deepest of deep-fill baths and the fluffiest of fluffy towels. All this and more is why we find it so pleasurable to stay in a hotel that’s got its bathrooms right. And if you hanker for

this feeling all the time, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t recreate the same sort of haven in which to relax and refresh at home. Simply take some of the essential elements that we have outlined below, and your boring room can be transformed into a true bathing beauty.

Planning A well-designed bathroom feels comfortable and convenient no matter how large or small. If you are rethinking your entire room, decide on basic layout issues at the start. Should the WC be in a separate room, for example? Do you need to knock down or add

Bathroom floors must be non-slip, easy to clean and comfortable underfoot; most importantly, though, they mustn’t mind getting wet. While the upmarket hotel bathroom uses expensive stone or marble tiles, look-alikes made from ceramic or porcelain are a cheaper option. Vinyl flooring – also much less expensive – comes in a vast range of colours and patterns, some of which replicate natural materials such as ceramic, stone or wood. If you want to go green, think bamboo – which looks similar to timber, but loves humidity; natural rubber – available in gorgeous textures and colours; cork – which now comes in a range of fashionable shades; and linoleum – made from renewable resources. On a tight budget, simply sand timber floorboards and repaint them with glossy, off-white floor paint for a fresh, clean look.

Storage Great storage is just as important in a bathroom as any other room in the house; sometimes even more so. Where are you going to keep towels, toilet rolls, bottles of cleaning fluids, razors and a whole host


the home of other (mostly unsightly) things? Fitted storage, either from a bathroom supplier or made for you by a joiner is ideal if you can afford it (though of course you can’t take it with you if you plan to move house). Alternatively, there are plenty of less expensive options. A wooden chest or blanket box, for example, could double as both a seat and towel store, while a wall-mounted shelf could be the perfect place to stack lotions and potions. In a large bathroom, a chest of drawers keeps all your bits and bobs in one place, while in a small room a metal rack on wheels combines both function and style.

Lighting Give your bathroom a boost with a new lighting scheme. Always use fittings designed for wet and steamy conditions, and combine task lights

(for shaving and putting on make-up) with general background light. Downlights set into the ceiling are a great start, or else ceiling tracks with directional spotlights, which are inexpensive to fit. If you’re renovating the whole bathroom, it may be possible to install two lighting circuits: one for working lights and the other, on a dimmer switch, for soothing, ambient lights. Alternatively, set the mood for a long, relaxing bath with the warm glow of candlelight.

the feeling of light and space in the room, and can become a focal point. Small storage items, such as wicker baskets, pretty ceramics or bright plastic tubs, bring texture, colour and interest. Last – but definitely not least – consider buying a new set of co-ordinating towels. The fluffier the better and, of course, in clean, bright hotel-white.

Accessories and extras Quick fixes for tired bathrooms include changing a dated pair of taps for some good-looking, modern ones, installing a glass shower screen to replace a flappy old curtain or jazzing up your windows with some decorative window film. Add a large mirror – it’s not only useful but also helps to increase

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