As the summer sun basks everything in a warm, comforting glow, now is the perfect time to revamp your interior. Whether you want to renovate your home or complement your existing décor, we’ve got the perfect design ideas for your home this summer. As the sun starts to shine and the evenings get lighter, what are you waiting for? Take a look at our top interior trends and decide what’s right for you… Read more
Let’s be honest, the vintage look has been in fashion since around five years ago, but in reality, it’s always been a thing for some of us. After all, new trends come and go, but there are some looks that are just timeless classics, and incorporating them into your home (especially if you’re living in an older house) is an absolute must. Sure, this doesn’t mean that you can’t incorporate any new tech into your home and you have to use chamber pots; we’re only talking decor here, so panic not. We’ve noted down ten great ways to give your home that vintage vibe. Read more
While the majority of people will move into a property and settle for it as it is, there are those amongst us who are always looking for a means of improvement. The good news is that if you own your own home, you can make pretty major changes that will alter the appearance and functionality of your property. Here are a few professionals who can help you along the way!
Most local governments and councils will have planning policies in place, so if you’re planning on carrying out work on your property, you’re going to have to go to them first in order to get the green light. They will follow guidelines before granting permission for you to renovate your home. Even if work carried out on the interiors of your property should be checked over, as you don’t want to make changes and then have to face fines and reverse work later down the line. Individuals from this body may also want to carry out inspections once work has been carried out in order to ensure that it has been completed to an acceptable standard.
In order to get permission to carry work out (and in order to ensure that work isn’t botched), you may have to contact surveyors, especially if you are changing the weight on different parts of the ground beneath and around your home. They will be able to carry out checks on the ground to ensure that it can withstand changes. This is extremely important and shouldn’t be neglected.
If you want to carry out work and gain relevant permissions, the next people you need to collaborate with are contemporary architects. They will be able to put together designs and blueprints outlining work to be carried out. You are likely to have a few long consultations with these individuals, as this is the part of the process that sees your dreams and ideas put down on paper.
Once designs are complete and have been checked over, construction workers can then take them and bring your dreams to life. This is the process that will probably take the longest, but it will have the most solid results.
Interior designers undertake a whole lot of tasks. Sure, we are pretty familiar with their main roles. They take bland or undesirable interiors and make them aesthetically pleasing. They can choose different colour palettes, source out the finest flooring, curtains and blinds. They have an eye for furniture, choosing signature and staple pieces that can form a feature piece in any room. They have a flair for lighting, choosing fittings and shades for rooms’ main lights and lamps to add atmosphere. But they also make sure that the choices they make are safe and functional. They will read blueprints and ensure that any features they choose abide by building codes and inspection regulations.
There really isn’t any need to feel alone when carrying out home improvements and building the home of your dreams. There are plenty of professionals you can engage with along the way!
Sometimes you just need things keeping simple for you. You need to know what it takes in a few easy steps, and you have to find it simple and easy to do within your own home. But now all you seem to be able to find are articles filled with too many technical details that are just hard to apply to the home. They might use techniques you’ve never heard of, or demand that you spend a ton of money to do the things needed to your home. But when it comes to comfort in particular, we think it’s pretty easy to narrow it down to what it’s going to take. Comfort is the easiest thing you can apply to your home, because all your home should be is about comfort. It should be the place you’re more than happy to come home to at the end of the night, and the one you don’t want to leave when in the morning. If you follow the three simple steps below, we guarantee you’ll have that comfy home in no time! Read more
Living on a budget means any ideas for cheap and effective home improvement are always welcome. The kitchen is one room that can benefit from some surprisingly simple and affordable ideas. It’s also a room that is used more than most, so you want it to look and feel as good as it can.
How can you update your kitchen without spending much? Here is our list of suggestions! Read more