A space-efficient way to boost seating, these handy additions can be a sleek and contemporary solution. Window seats don’t have to have a traditional aesthetic, though. Check out the contemporary credentials of these designs.
Open-plan spaces continue to grow in popularity, and knocking two rooms into one is something many of us will contemplate in our homes this year. Don’t do a thing until you’ve addressed these key queries.
If you’re lucky enough to live in a period property, then no doubt you’ll want to make the most of it. Britain has a large Victorian housing stock, ranging from modest workers’ cottages to large terraces and grander villas.
Think rear extension, or boosting the house-to-garden connection, and a wall of folding doors pretty much pops into your brain unbidden, but should we be progressing to other solutions? Read on to assess the arguments for and against opting for bifolds.
Fitting an en suite or walk-in wardrobe into your main bedroom. A master suite is the ultimate luxury, with an extra bathroom adding to your home’s desirability or a walk-in wardrobe bumping up your bedroom’s storage capacity.
Another chance to see some of the best open-plan schemes to get you on track for your New Year design resolutions. From ideas on where to fit doorways and how to zone areas to clever tips for creating a usable space.
Want to separate areas without losing the expansive feel? These mini walls are a clever way to make a floor plan work. Is your preference open-plan… but not quite? If it’s a ‘yes’ to the spacious feel, extra light, and views through to the outside, then the half-wall can come in.
Follow these tips to find out how to put the character back into a period property. Renovating and maintaining a period house can be both a blessing and a curse, and knowing when and how to reinstate original features can be a tricky path to navigate.
More space, more light, spectacular style. Could you improve your project with a design like one of these? An extension on two floors really can turn your property into a whole different proposition that makes the decision to improve rather than move the right one.
Adding more living space? Consider horizontal or vertical planks to dress your new section’s exterior. Timber cladding has been a favourite covering for houses over centuries. Choose it for the outside of an extension to a home already clad this way.
Once the sole preserve of rustic agricultural buildings, the humble barn door has been elevated in recent years and we’ve seen it cropping up in homes across Houzz. If you like the idea of using one in your own home, here are some sliding barn door ideas to inspire you.