Albania is picturesque, warm and on the up, yet property there is still cheap cheap cheap. Invest now before everybody cottons on


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Neglected urban areas have become prime waterfront properties and city living by the river has never been more in demand


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Chelsea Flower Show, gardening’s answer to Glastonbury, is here. Show judge James Alexander-Sinclair gives an insider’s view


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It’s 50 years since Terence Conran’s pioneering furniture shop first opened. His friend Stephen Bayley reflects on its legacy


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From summerhouse to home office, solitary retreat to an entertaining space; sheds these days can be far more than a place to keep tools


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It’s the aesthete’s version of recycling: adding a fresh design twist to used items. We select the best places to buy ‘re-loved’ furniture


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It’s official: carpet is back in the national shopping basket. But the only ones worth considering are nothing like those of old


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You want to bring the outside in, as the cliché goes, but the very word ‘conservatory’ repels you. Have an architectural intervention instead


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