Building + Design

‘How to Achieve a Sustainable Living Environment

‘How to Achieve a Sustainable Living Environment

Creating a sustainable living environment should be a top priority. You can do your part in protecting the earth from the harmful effects of climate change. Here’s how. You don’t have to be a green lover or a tree hugger to realize that everyone must do what is necessary to save the planet. Creating a sustainable living environment is best for you, the planet and its incredibly diverse species of animals and plants. Read on to discover how you can make a difference even in your backyard. Learn how doing so can save you money in the long run. A…

Why Is Your Interior Design Company Website Important

Why Is Your Interior Design Company Website Important

Whether you run a full-time interior design business or you have a part-time passion, your company website is all-important. Having a well-designed website could be the difference between success or not making a profit. But why is this? What is it about your interior design company website that makes it so crucial to get right? Read on to find out; it might be time to redesign your website once you understand just how vital it is.  Your Company Website Sets The First Impression  When someone visits your company website, they will get an impression of your business. If that impression…

Easy Ways To Get Your Home Renovation Ready

Easy Ways To Get Your Home Renovation Ready

Congratulations! You’re making your home renovation ready because you have BIG plans to refresh and revitalise your home. That’s exciting. However, you need to address six important areas first. You need to decide whether your home will be sold on or you will be expanding for the sake of your family. Either way, you need to get your home renovation ready with these top tips!  Planning a renovation is a big deal so get your home renovation ready to ensure it’s a smooth and painless process. Let’s take a look! Get The Experts In. Before you can do any renovations…

Great Features For Your New Build Home (Or Renovation)

Great Features For Your New Build Home (Or Renovation)

When planning your new build home, there is so much to think about. From the initial layout of each individual room to the features each room will have inside. It’s a whirlwind but exciting at the same time. That said, planning your new home build will allow you to get creative and add things that you may not have thought of before or even been possible with your old layout. Whether you are thinking of adding underfloor heating, or using smart technology throughout the house, explore all the options and decide which one is best for you. Below are four…

Asbestos Signs In Your Home (and how to tackle it)

Asbestos Signs In Your Home (and how to tackle it)

Asbestos signs can be recognized if you know what to look for. Here, I have chosen three common asbestos signs in your home and how you can tackle removing it safely. Your home is your castle. And like any castle, it needs to be fortified against invaders. From unwelcome visitors at the door to insects, rodents, bacteria moulds and fungi. There are all kinds of potential hazards to your well-being from which your home keeps you safe. However, while you may invest in sensible security precautions like a video doorbell, and get your air con system serviced regularly to eliminate…

Home Renovation With A DIY Approach

Home Renovation With A DIY Approach

A DIY approach may be just the thing you need to do when you’re renovating or trying to create a more unique home. Freedom of design is good, but so are professional skills. Many people hire professionals to help them with their home renovation. However, you might not need to do this in order to achieve the look you want if you take a DIY approach. Sometimes, taking the reins is the best way to ensure your home ends up looking the way you want. It’s good to have the freedom to design your property in the way you always…

Unexpected Renovation Challenges You Weren’t Expecting

Unexpected Renovation Challenges You Weren’t Expecting

Renovation challenges are common even with seasoned professionals. However, there may be unexpected renovation challenges you just didn’t see coming. So how can you prepare for the unexpected? In an era of lighter wallets, inflating prices, and under-employment, many people are looking for ways to save money in this modern world. Even with renovation challenges, DIY has become very popular. Inspired by home renovation shows and gorgeous magazine images, DIY has quickly taken hold. Home lovers across the world are taking the time and effort to make changes to their home. Of course, though, this sort of effort can come…

Owner Builder – Make It An Eco-Friendly New Home

Owner Builder – Make It An Eco-Friendly New Home

When you’re an owner builder, building your own home is a huge challenge. However, there are a lot of benefits. The best thing about being an owner builder is that you can customize your home. This provides you with a great opportunity to make your home more eco-friendly. So how can you incorporate eco-friendly credentials in your new build? A lot of people are focused on energy efficiency when building their own home. Their impact on the environment can be minimised and running costs drastically reduced. So, when you’re an owner builder, you can plan these savings from the very…

Two Simple Improvements To Help You Love Where You Live

Two Simple Improvements To Help You Love Where You Live

Two simple improvements will help you to love your home again. You don’t have to settle for a house that feels uncomfortable and unwelcoming. It’s official… love where you live is the modern mantra. A few small and simple improvements will help to get you on the right track. If you achieve these two easy weekend projects, you will look forward to making other simple improvements too. Improve your home’s outer appearance. First impressions are everything in life, and this definitely applies to your house. If the exterior design of your property is unappealing, then this will have a negative…

Don’t Sell! Breathe Life Back In To Your Home Instead

Don’t Sell! Breathe Life Back In To Your Home Instead

When something gets stale, you can throw it away or breathe life back in to it. So when it comes to your home, what will you do? It’s not uncommon for a lot of people to start to feel like their home has become stale. After all, when you spend the vast majority of your time somewhere, it starts to fade into the background. A lot of the joy that you initially got out of it can get lost. For a lot of people, the solution to this is to sell their home and start over somewhere new. The problem…

Flex Your Home Design Eco Credentials

Flex Your Home Design Eco Credentials

Do you want to add home design eco credentials to your renovation and home improvement skills? Even first-timers will benefit from knowing how to be more ‘green’ when it comes to their homes. Yes, the buzzwords of the moment are eco-friendly, green and sustainable. These environmentally aware concepts are seemingly permeating every aspect of our lives including our home decor and renovation choices. While you may not have considered ‘going green’ when purchasing a new dishwasher a decade ago, nowadays the focus is on energy efficiency rather than ergonomic design. Home Design Eco Credentials : Star Rating Purchase new appliances…

Fixer Upper Fundamentals You Can’t Afford To Overlook

Fixer Upper Fundamentals You Can’t Afford To Overlook

Fixer Upper is one of my favourite renovation shows. However, Chip and Joanna are real professionals. And even they admit to some mistakes. So here are a couple of fixer upper fundamentals you MUST consider when renovating. The emergence of a raft of property makeover TV shows has made buying a fixer upper to renovate and sell for a profit seem like childs play. While the reality is much tougher, especially with the stagnation of the housing market, there is still money to be made from property. If you have some cash languishing in a savings account, you might be…

New Neighbourhood? How To Settle In Fast!

New Neighbourhood? How To Settle In Fast!

Moving to a new neighbourhood can be a very exciting time for your whole family  indeed. So how can you feel right at home in double quick time? You might think that once you have moved all of your belongings into your new neighbourhood and home, that all the hard work is over – you can start to settle into your new house, right? Well, you are almost there; there is just one last thing you need to do before you start to relax – make yourself at home in your brand new neighbourhood! It can take a lot longer…

My Forever Home. What Do I Need To Consider?

My Forever Home. What Do I Need To Consider?

A forever home is the one you know you will live and love in for a very long time. It’s the dream home that’s no longer a dream… it’s close to being a reality. So what do you need to consider? If your long term dream has been to build your own forever home tailored to your needs, and you are close to the goal, you will have to start thinking about the project in detail. There are plenty of things that can go wrong, especially if you would like to manage everything to save money. Below you will find…

What Makes a Well-Designed Home?

What Makes a Well-Designed Home?

A well-designed home is one that provides the functionality, comfort and desirability that fits your lifestyle. So how can you create all that… and more? Imagine, you have just brought your first home and are striking out into the world on your own (or maybe with a flatmate). Is a well-designed home in the mix for you? It should be. As an independent individual, you want a home that is both functional and beautiful, perfectly reflecting who you are and coming across with a strong personality when family and friends come to visit. A well-designed home is somewhere you look…