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Spruce Up Your Home For Summer

Post Date: 29 Jun 2021

Summer is here and it’s the perfect excuse to breathe new life into our homes and gardens, rejuvenate our surroundings and brighten up our days!

After a year of working, schooling, Zooming, eating, sleeping and doing pretty much everything from home, they’ve become our sanctuary – our safe haven as we’ve weathered the Covid storm. Having spent so much time within the same four walls and, with hopes of escaping to warmer climes currently on hold, it’s no surprise that many of us are taking this time to show our homes a little love.

Here at The Junction, we’re fortunate to boast a superb selection of stores that are on hand to help spruce up our homes, injecting that touch of summer energy we’ve been looking for. Here’s our guide to everything you need from furniture and flooring to fixtures and fittings…


Dogan London

Image credit: Dogan London

Last winter, when staying in was the new going out, our sofas undoubtedly bore the brunt of our behinds as we sat, glued to a steady stream of box sets. So, whether a new Chesterfield is the treat our little tush has been waiting for, or it’s simply a case of replacing tired and old with fresh and new, these furniture shops will have the solution:

Distinctive Chesterfields | Sofas, beds & furniture

Dogan London | Furniture & bespoke pieces

Loungin' | Bespoke furniture

Futon Company | Futons, sofa beds & furniture

Sofa Workshop | Sofas & home accessories

In recent months, many budding chefs have emerged on the home front as we’ve taken to the kitchen to explore our culinary skills. With more time spent in the kitchen, this may be the ideal excuse to get kitted out with shiny new worktops and designer appliances. For design, supply and installation, these are the experts...

CAST London

Image credit: CAST by London

Espresso Design | Bespoke kitchens & design

Harvey Jones | Bespoke kitchens

CAST by London | Bespoke joinery

Kitchens by Holloway | Lighting & kitchens


Radiator Centre

Image credit: Radiator Centre

With fresh air sweeping through the home and the wonderful summer sunlight shining through our windows, it’s amazing how we suddenly spot those décor defects! Tea stains on the carpet, chipped tiles in the bathroom, broken light switches and doors that now refuse to close – the list of DIY demands just seems to grow. For help with replacement fixtures and fittings, these are the people in the know…

Admiral Carpets | Quality carpet installers

Braggins | Carpets & flooring

Capitol Carpets | Carpets & flooring

Fired Earth | Tiles, wood flooring & bathrooms

Floors For Thought | Carpets & flooring

Forbes & Lomax | Aesthetic electrical accessories

London Door Company | Internal & exterior doors

Potter Perrin Tiles | Bathrooms, kitchens & tile

SDS London | Architectural ironmongery

The Radiator Centre | Designer radiators

Superlites | Lighting products

Southern Foam | Foam conversion company

Waxed Floors | Real wood flooring


Maison Curate

Image credit: Maison Curate

Of course, our homes wouldn’t be complete without our favourite finishing touches, so it may be time to inject a little sunshine with a lick of new paint, crisp new bedding, potted plants, a handful of homeware items, or something for the garden perhaps?

Farrow and Ball | Paint & wallpaper

Kitchen Shoppe | Hardware & homeware

Lords at Home | Homeware & gifts

Huttons | Gifts, fashion & homeware

Maison Curate | Furnishings & plants

Wallace Cotton | Bed linen & sleepwear

Paint House

Image credit: The Painthouse Interiors

Finally, if you need a little design inspiration or a helping hand with some of the more challenging DIY tasks around the home, these local businesses are here to help…

Alexander Maltby | Specialist building and interior contractors

Bells Chartered Surveyors | Commercial & residential surveyors

Building & Handyman | Suppliers and installers

Lavender Hill DIY Hardware | Hardware store

Northcote Plumbing and Electrical Ltd | Plumbing & electrical services

The Painthouse Interiors | Interior design

1st Stop Studio | Audio visual consultants