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Bathrooms get laminated
AFTER years of telling you not to lay laminate in a bathroom, the people at Richard Burbidge have devised just the product to tackle the job.
The Connect 12mm AC5 range is moistureresistant thanks to the extra melamine and resin added to the core-board.
Extra care must be taken with laminate in bathrooms due to the increased risk of water damage so you need to make sure the room has adequate ventilation, a relative humidity of no more than 50 per cent and that any spilt water is wiped from the floor.
At EUR26 per sq metre, it won't break the bank. (0044 1691 655 131 www.richardburbidge.co.uk)
Mini-me garden soiree
THROW a summer garden party for the kids: Put up a garden table and chairs, complete with sun brolly (or should I say rain brolly), make up a pitcher of pink lemonade and delectable cucumber sandwiches - they won't believe it when you cut the crusts off before serving - and, hey presto, the little ones can take tea on the lawn.
A cream-laden Victoria sandwich with a cherry on top will complete the scene - Kids table and chair set, EUR36, Homebase (0044 845 077 8888, www.homebase.co.uk)