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.
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.
As technology progresses, people are finding new and innovative materials to use in their home. While futuristic options have made an impressive mark over time, from the introduction of the plastic chair in 1967 to the digitally activated furniture we see now, nothing has stood the test of time like wooden furniture.
A roof lantern in the traditional terms is defined as a rooftop architectural structure that allows light into the building. Some refer to roof lanterns as skylights, which while it is possible to consider them as such, the reverse cannot be applied as skylights on their own are not roof lanterns.
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.
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.
Working at home is quickly becoming working in the garden, with more and more home owners opting to definitively separate the space between life and work. With garden offices costing £5,0000 and upwards it’s prudent to carefully consider the options before you, before you so much as make an online enquiry or pick up a brochure. Here are five initial pointers…