It is no secret that our energy use has to shrink by 2020, due to government concerns and strict construction issues now being enforced.
The rising cost of supply, combined with global warming, makes energy-efficient technologies essential today. Floor heating – which uses 30% less energy than warm water heating and over 10% less than ceiling radiation plates – is well placed to reduce energy consumption, cutting carbon emissions and slashing energy bills. Read the rest of this entry
Every culture develops distinct ways of living and homemaking in harmony with their natural environment and belief systems. Even the most humble homes have a character and beauty that’s special – and that sets them apart from similar home designs a few hundred miles away. Read the rest of this entry
Interior design like clothing can either fit you and your personality enough to feel comfortable or it comes up short.
Interior design style can improve quality of life in addition to work surroundings. When businesses start-up, the majority hire in an interior designer: to ensure their business is aesthetically pleasing to both employees as well as clients. Read the rest of this entry
Working at home is becoming so common that people are starting to talk about something called a ‘work home’. One of the commonest types of work home is the suburban house with a shed at the bottom of the garden fitted out as an office, its perfect for the small business that needs to be flexible and limit overheads- an architectural practice for example.
But what about when clients visit? They’re not going to be overly impressed by a garden shed that limits light and space: Its needs to be made into a piece of architecture, a true demonstration of its occupants ’skills. Read the rest of this entry
With a new decade, comes fresh innovative interior design ideas, and where better to promote your contemporary and energizing ideas then in a busy office in Beijing that will no doubt catch the attention of clients.
Its futuristic, inspiring and pristine white combined with an open-plan essence and exciting shimmering floors. The design leaped into action after the first architect failed to meet the high standards of the Swedish client, but with a doubt this design cannot be matched but rather used as a template for offices tempting its way into a bold concept. Read the rest of this entry
If you are fortunate enough to have an attic in your home, then it may be useful to convert it into master bedroom: which enables you to enjoy privacy, optimum views to the outside and can additionally claim this extra square footage if you decide to sell your home. Read the rest of this entry
When it comes to creating a new home these days, the designs generally include stylish fittings, open plans rooms and slouchy sofas: so when I watched grand designs the other day I was surprised to see someone capture the true age of their dated property, mixed with a modern barn conversion.
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Home owners dread the day that work is made to their homes which they have spent years perfecting, it is both expensive and an inconvenience. No one dreams of having a crumbling home, or the unfortunate subsidence but these things need to be improved before the interior should be even touched. Renovating the interior when the outside is on its last legs is a disaster waiting to happen, not only will you waste all your money inside, you are effectively ignoring the bigger problem. Read the rest of this entry
Luxury homes always bring about new and exciting extensions to classical homes, not only do they include the bare essentials such as kitchen, front room and reception room, many homes are now expanding their horizons to swimming pools and cinema rooms. Read the rest of this entry
April fool’s day in my opinion has got to be the best day in the calendar, alongside Christmas and the noble Pancake Day. It is the day you can get to take sweet revenge on all those colleagues who have stitched you up all year, all in the name of April 1st. This year I am sure people will be pulling out all the stops in order to perform an amusing joke at the expensive of another. Read the rest of this entry