Wood has been a key material in interior design over the past year, its versatility and timeless appeal making it the choice of many designers and architects, a London publication reports.
A TV carpenter has revealed his top tips for home improvers looking to get stuck into some renovation work.
When it comes to extensions, orangeries are all the rage. Adding space and light to a property, a bespoke orangery can be designed exactly to your tastes while adding value to your home.
Having a period property is great – there’s so much character in architectural features like sash windows and high ceilings. But, of course, these kinds of homes can have their challenges too.
With the cost of our energy bills going up and up in recent years, it stands to reason that homeowners will want to do all they can to keep them down. That’s before you even think of the positive environmental impact you can have by reducing your energy consumption.
With winter on the way, the nights drawing in and the temperatures starting to drop, it’s little wonder that many of us are thinking about ways to make our homes more energy efficient during the colder months of the year.
Having bespoke oak staircases built at home is a brilliant way of upgrading the design aesthetic of your house and increasing the resale value of the property… and not only that, it provides you with a great opportunity to do something really unique and special with the space beneath the staircases themselves.
Homeowners looking into having timber garden bridges installed should also spare some thought as to what kind of flora and fauna they’d like to have in their gardens as well. A garden bridge is the perfect opportunity to have a watercourse of some sort running through the yard – and what better way to complete the design project than by bringing in some wildlife as well?
For years, staircases have been used as prominent design features in homes. Centuries ago, they were seen in large mansions and palaces, curling grandly up from expansive lobbies and usually incorporating some kind of marble. You probably know the ones we’re talking about. But, as times have moved on, so have staircases. Now, a feature staircase is not a luxury for only the incredibly rich; they can be incorporated into any home. Here’s how you can craft your own…
Period homes are among the most beautiful styles of property you can buy. From the high, sweeping ceilings to the beautifully laid brick-work and the ornate little details that we don’t see on modern properties, it’s hard to deny their appeal. However, traditional period homes weren’t built in a time where energy saving and the environment were so much of a big issue. So how do you cut down on heating bills and slash electricity prices in your period home?