Add-ons giving larger, more open kitchen spaces with loads of light and great garden views are transforming homes.
Where once kitchens were small spaces to be concealed, people now love to have large, open cook spaces that form an important part of living.
If you’re looking into doing a loft conversion, but aren’t feeling inspired by the ideas you’ve seen so far, read on. In reality there are many and various solutions for loft conversions; they can be imaginative, creative and uplifting, not just a ‘box on a roof’. Don’t accept the norm – explore what’s possible and get a fantastic loft space.
Although style periods never have fixed beginnings and ends and tend to overlap into other movements, the Tudor period is generally agreed to have taken place between the late 15th century, with the accession of Henry VII to the throne in 1485, and the end of Elizabeth I’s rule in 1603.
The following projects explore these boundaries in some thought-provoking and controversial ways. Some might argue they’re unsafe or take unnecessary risks. But the very nature of architecture is that it challenges us to see the world differently.
Creating a generous, open-plan kitchen-diner in an extension with glazing to a rear garden is a very popular way to enlarge and enhance a home.
Folding doors, French windows, sliding, concertina or around-the-corner doors… Which should you choose?
Balconies can grace every sort of home – whether you live in a sprawling rural retreat or a compact urban crashpad. They allow you to take advantage of a fabulous view, extend valuable living space or simply add a touch of luxury to your daily life with an outside area where you can enjoy a quiet moment of calm.
Where there is space to do so, extending your home to the side – rather than at the back – is a smart way to maximise your living area while retaining as much of your garden as possible. Be inspired by the many different ways to approach such an extension.
Prepare to be surprised! A bungalow can be a super-smart choice for a contemporary home, as this stylish evidence proves.
A skilled architect will elevate the work you do to your home from the ordinary to the wonderful. Here’s how to find the perfect architect for your needs who can help you unleash the full potential of your home design project.
Underrated 1960s and ’70s homes can often be had for a good price – then converted into something that’s seriously cool.
There can be beauty in the raw materials that make up your home. Show them off with care and the effect is surprisingly warm and welcoming.
Moving or altering your staircase might sound like a huge undertaking, but most staircases are simply pieces of joinery and they can often be adapted or replaced more easily than you might think.
When it comes to internal doors, it can be easy to simply buy a set off-the-shelf options from the local DIY store. Once they’re painted and fitted, we often don’t give them another thought.