Last month we explored the increasing use of timber in our homes, and in particular what it is used for externally. With such a versatile material – and one that is sustainable when sourced properly – it is a great material with a wide variety of uses and applications. This month we focus on the inside of your home and consider the most common and best uses of it internally.
When it comes to creating and maximising space in your home, fitted wardrobes are one of the first things people think about and one of the most cost-effective, value-added changes you can make to your home. This month we explore why that is and how you can make it work for you and your home too.
Wood, perhaps the most common building material anywhere. As a natural product it is easy to find and fairly straightforward to work with. And while we may not build our homes and furniture almost entirely out of bamboo like they do in some parts of the world, we do rely on it a lot as a building material. So what options are available to us? What are the pros and cons of each? We take a closer look at wood this month and try to answer some of these questions in order to help you make a decision on the right wood type for whatever it is you may need it for.
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.
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.
Whether the decision to add fitted wardrobes to a home is one made on aesthetic grounds (a desire to improve the look of the living space) or convenience, (better space and storage management) the value of the home will increase as well.
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.
If you are planning a new kitchen installation you may be concerned about the things you need to do to keep disruption and discomfort to a minimum while the contractor is installing your new kitchen.