We recently talked about how to best preserve and maintain the wood within you home. For a quick reminder, here is the relevant article. That may have got you thinking... What are the benefits of wood over other materials and is it still something that is widely used in the construction of homes and their constituent parts? So we are taking a step back this month and looking at this a little more closely: what are the benefits – and disadvantages – of wood as a construction material?
Having solid wood door and window frames is a thing of beauty. It gives your home an elegance that is difficult to find with other materials and offers opportunities for personalising the colour and design to suit your style.
Last month we began to explore the various options homeowners have to add an extension to their home in order to maximise space and make the most of daylight and sunshine which are at a premium during the winter months.
With winter upon us daylight is increasingly on our mind as the days get shorter and shorter. Daylight, and sunshine, are at a premium and we begin to think about how great it would be to have a space in the house that would allow us to soak up both without having to wrap up in multiple layers of warm clothes or getting buffeted around by wild winds.
The kitchen is one of the most important rooms in your home. It’s where you spend much of your time, either cooking, spending quality time with your family, or entertaining. So it is important that it is well set out and comfortable to use. A kitchen that you find frustrating to be in will not be one that encourages healthier living if you don’t want to spend any time in it!
If you’re a Radio Four listener you will know that they found that house moves have dropped by 50% in the last decade. So if we’re not moving then we will want to keep our homes modern and up to date, making changes to them to improve not only our day-to-day life but to add value to them for when we do come to sell them and move on.
When it comes to the word ‘bespoke’ the immediate reaction that most of us have is that we can’t afford it. But is that really true? There are lots of things to consider when it comes to deciding whether or not a bespoke piece of furniture is right of us or not and while money is one such consideration, it is by no means the only one; and you might be surprised to hear that it’s not as expensive as you may think either.