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.
As soon as the summer season sets in, everyone is more inclined to spend time outdoors and enjoy fun activities with family and friends. One reason behind the demand for bi-folding doors is that they make a fantastic summer feature, especially during barbeques, parties, or to let the children play in the garden while still keeping an eye on them. They help to connect the living room or kitchen with the garden while providing a splendid view.
In a world where mass-manufactured furniture becomes ever cheaper (and of ever dwindling quality) there can be few as satisfying an option as commissioning a completely bespoke piece of furniture designed and manufactured on your exacting terms. Here is our comprehensive guide as how the process works and what considerations you’ll have to think about along the way.
The role of the kitchen has been nothing short of revolutionised over the past decade. Where once this room was nothing more than a place to prepare and store food, today it should serve as a thriving, vibrant hub of the home – a place in which families relax, friends entertain and culinary fans can unleash their creativity. If you’re planning a bespoke kitchen project, then you have many important considerations before you, and here we summarise four starting points.