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.
Leave the straight and narrow behind and bring some smooth character to your home and garden with curves, curls and bends
Incorporate that tricky sliver of land and learn how to exploit your new space to make it work for you.
What makes a Victorian house Victorian? Take a tour of the architectural features and decorative details characteristic of the era.
Whether large or small, these half-height, hovering rooms are artfully designed to make the most of vertical space.
Crittall windows may be hot right now, but their story goes back 130 years, taking in the Tower of London and National Gallery along the way
Ribbon windows – with long horizontal and short vertical frames – are a great way to emphasise the shape of any room, enhance your view to the outside, and let natural light flood in.
Storage is necessary to keep our homes uncluttered, but how storage solutions fit within the internal geography of a space is as vital as thinking about what’s being stored and how effectively that can be done.
While an extension to your home expands the space available to you, a glass-box extension takes it in a new, stylish direction. Why have a solid box when a gorgeous glass structure is so much more exciting?
The many brilliant ways glass can transform your space don’t stop at windows and doors. It’s time to see glazing through to its full potential.
There’s an air of mystery about what lies below our feet. The idea of living below the ground might be a fascinating idea for some but a nightmare for others.