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            A Hallway Makeover With Steffi

            This hallway makeover with Steffi Woodhatch shows how Howdens’s products can be used to transform an empty hall into a valuable place to store shoes and bags. Steffi was looking for something practical that tied into the design of her home and struggled to find an off-the-shelf option. To overcome this, she worked with her builder to create a bespoke bench solution that looked great and met all her needs using our Fairford Navy collection.

            Before and after

            • An underutilised space

              After renovating their 1960’s property, Steffi and her husband found themselves struggling to find storage for their hallway that would be practical and fit with their interior style.
            • Stylish and practical

              Turning to Howdens, Steffi and her husband found an innovative solution by using wall cabinets and an oak work surface to create an attractive shoe bench to fit their hallway.
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            Design details

            • Cabinets with a twist

              By using two wall units and turning them on their side, Steffi has created a compact storage area that can be filled with shoes and bags.
            • Bold and blue

              Wanting a bold hue that contrasted the otherwise neutral interior, Steffi went with an on-trend shade of navy that complemented the overall style of her home.

            Get the look

            • Timber tones

              Steffi turned to nature for inspiration when completing the look of her unit and chose a solid oak work surface to create a place to perch when getting ready.
            • Handled like a pro

              Wanting to add heritage details to the design, Steffi went for cup handles in a brushed copper shade evoking the feel of more traditional spaces.

            Working with Howdens

            • Wide product choice

              Steffi and her husband chose Howdens thanks to the vast array of products. This meant they could create a bespoke feature that met their exact needs. 
            • Installation process

              Thanks to her husbands' connections in the building industry, Steffi knew who she wanted to work with when installing her new units.

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