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Under-floor heating: the warm truth

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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

Painting the truth about interior design

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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

Know your interior design

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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 from home meets todays architecture

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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

The office that is rivalled by no other

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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

How to Create a Master Bedroom in your Attic

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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

Springing properties back to life

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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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