= The Crawford Arts Review: January 2015

Sunday, 25 January 2015

Beautiful home improvement ideas just when we need them: at the bleak end of January

The Building Centre at 26 Store Street - between Goodge Street and Tottenham Court Road tubes on the Bloomsbury side - is all decked out with shiny new ideas to brighten spring.

Whatever your habitat, budget, home improvement problem or wish list, you'll be inspired.

For a professional overview, 25-minute architect or interior design consultation sessions are available throughout the day (closed Sundays). Ask at the reception desk. 

The free exhibition is on until 28th February. Go before the 12th and you can also view the shortlisted entries for the DON'T MOVE, IMPROVE! competition. The winning entry, by Stiff+Trevillion, is shown above.

You don't have to be converting a loft or digging a basement to benefit. The ideas cover every aspect of home improvement. New shower, swishy double wash-hand-basined bathroom, modular desk system, roof lighting or new surfaces? Everything, from tiling and plumbing, to suspension systems, acoustic ceilings and brickwork, is on display.

Look here for examples of the capital's best new refurbs, house and
flat improvements and extensions.

And for a chance to put your feet up after all that top design and construction input, visit the in-house Crescent Cafe.

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Sunday, 18 January 2015

Late Turner – Painting Set Free

Ends Sunday 25 January
Tate Britain
Open to all until 20.00 on 24 and 25 January (last entry and ticket sales 19.00)