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How We Live Now

Making your space work hard for you

How We Live Now is an inspiring guide to making the most of every square inch of your available space.

When the housing market takes a dip, fewer of us move as we just can’t afford it. That’s the time to take a long hard look at your home and work out how to make the most of every room—even every corner. Perhaps you’re trying to carve out more space to accommodate a growing family, or maybe you’re wondering where you can squeeze in a home office, a laundry room, or a kids’ playroom. Whatever your particular needs, in How We Live Now Rebecca Winward explores ways to make your home work harder for you. She explores open-plan living, opting for more flexible room configurations, and using pockets of “dead space”—under the stairs, in the hallway or in the garden—that have unrecognized potential. Multi-tasking furniture and smart storage both have their role to play, as does versatile lighting. Streamline everyday life with How We Live Now.

Rebecca Winward, formerly editor of 'Period Ideas' magazine, is an interiors journalist with more than 14 years’ experience. Her work has appeared in numerous publications in the UK and abroad, including 'House & Garden', 'Elle Decoration' and 'Evening Standard Homes & Property'. She particularly enjoys creating practical, family-friendly and beautifully eclectic interiors on a budget, and is currently renovating a 1970s property.

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