While trends don’t dictate everything and you should consider your own style needs before diving into the hottest new things, knowing what’s in trend right now can offer a bit of inspiration and possibly guide you to new ideas you love. If you’re curious about some new trends this year that cabinets could be seeing, here are just a few of them.
Are you fond of gardening but hate to see your efforts go to waste because of the uncertain weather conditions? You have heard about greenhouses, but do not take a step in this direction as a traditional greenhouse takes up a lot of space and also time and effort to erect and get going. How about a lean-to greenhouse, a brilliant innovation that has caught the imagination of the homeowners around the country these days? A lean-to greenhouse is a wonderful idea for homeowners who are short on space and also short on budget. Let us find out if it is ideal to invest in this structure called lean-to greenhouse or not.
If you are a homeowner or just enjoy living in a clean and sound house you have most likely thought about or encountered pest damage. Ants, termites, cockroaches, mice, bed bugs… All of them have their place in the great outdoors and a position in the natural ecosystem but once inside our homes they tend to unbalance the way we planned out our lives and cause damage to our establishment.
It is about time you stepped out of your existing cramped and shabby home and returned to a modern house sporting the latest design trends. Then a full home renovation is what you need. It lets you have an almost entirely new home without having to sell your old home and moving into a new environment.
While trends may shift and fashion changes rapidly, few can deny that our homes’ current modern look has an overarching theme. Simplicity, minimalism, and streamlined design seem to be prevalent in both interior design magazines and retailer warehouses, and there are quite a few reasons for that state of affairs.
Whether you’re planning on improving your property in order to sell, or you just feel your home needs a major change, it’s best to know what you’re up against before you make a start. In this article, we’ll give you a few tips on how to make your renovation a success, and how to make sure you can afford it all.
The kitchen has become a space for multitasking, where we cook, eat, work, home-school, relax, and enjoy our passions. Yet, in light of the health crisis, it’s also become a hygienic space full of renewed utility, functionality and comfort. With a new “normal” forecasted to be on the horizon, will trends settled post-pandemic, or will the kitchen return to a more traditional role in the home? Better yet, what are the new kitchen design trends to looks out for.
A vision for smarter, more sustainable living, integrated with the fundamental Nordic principles for life; the cohesion of these two concepts is elemental to Lars Gitz Architects, a Scandinavian practice
dedicated to assuring sustainable and aesthetic solutions with long lasting value for clients, occupants and society. Continually challenging the limitations of space and form to create truly unique buildings that encapsulate exceptional technical skills and quixotic aspirations, Lars Gitz Architects designs spaces for and of the future.
In the last two decades, China has undergone a period of mega-growth. The expansion seen throughout the region is truly incredible. Key to that development have been the team at Turenscape. Led by Kongjian Yu, they have achieved the remarkable and been justly recognised as one of the Leaders in Innovative and Environmentally Friendly Designs, China, 2020. We profile the firm to see how they’ve made such a strong impact.
The office work paradigm was shifting before the pandemic, but remote working on a mass scale has transformed our view of where and how we work, creating profound and irreversible change in the way offices and working spaces will be used in a post-Covid world, a new report from international law firm Withers explains.
Google searches for ‘DIY’ hit a 16-year high during lockdown, with many Brits using their extra time indoors to tick off odd jobs around the home. However, mistakes can prove costly, with some renovation projects potentially knocking tens of thousands of pounds off your property value. To help homeowners complete their DIY tasks safely and to a high standard, sofa and carpet specialist, ScS, has revealed and answered the UK’s five most common ‘how to fix…’ Google searches.
Gardening is an excellent hobby, but it can also be a good source of income. With people wanting more beautiful outdoor spaces comes with the opportunity of starting your very own garden maintenance business. If you’re planning to have your own, here are a few tips you can follow for a successful startup.
Over recent months, it’s become evident the need for more living space in homes is rising and one of the most cost-effective ways to extend a home is by building a conservatory. Not only are they cheaper and quicker than full-blown extensions, these lifestyle-enhancing spaces can add value to a property. To get the most from a conservatory, Matthew Currington, Technical Director at The Lighting Superstore has a put together a helpful guide when thinking of adding a conservatory to your property.
The impact of Covid-19 on every aspect of life is undeniable. As the pandemic began to spread throughout March 2020, no one could have foretold the ways in which this disease would change society. One industry that has remained open throughout lockdown and been forced to quickly innovate is construction – and Matt Linekar and Stephen Moore from contractor Willmott Dixon have been at the forefront.
COVID has changed the way we all live, and for most people that involves spending extra time at home. From the way we build homes and interact with clients to make it happen to the contents of the homes themselves, many of the steps along the way are subject to change in this new reality. Building spaces for people to relax and feel truly at home will never change, but the world of COVID has brought a few considerations for the best practices in getting there.
When designing an outdoor space, you can really dress it up however works best for you and your style. Even when you’re satisfied with the build you’ve always dreamed of, dressing up the space and making it feel like home is the other half of the fun. Thinking about decorative priorities and ideas can even help when structuring your build for practical purposes. Knowing how a space is actually going to be used is one of the key pieces of building it well.
Good architecture does more than simply function. It plays a major role in the health and wellbeing of those who use the building. This is the beating heart of Blichfeldt Architects. Now being recognised in BUILD’s 2020 Design & Build Awards as Best Specialist Passive House Design Firm 2020 – Denmark, we look more closely at the firm to see just what it offers in the way of designs that can heal in style.
Architecture and design is an often overlooked art form by many. Where some people see buildings and houses, architecture firms and their teams see a myriad of shapes and movements, each part linking together seamlessly for a powerful or subtle effect. Residential architecture and design in particular, is a speciality of Ukrainian firm, KYB Architects. The firm was recognised in BUILD’s Design and Build Awards 2020, with the title of Specialists in Residential Design: “Private Houses” in Ukraine – 2020, so we took a closer look at its work to learn more about why.
As summer quickly approaches, now’s a perfect opportunity to head outside and work on some projects. From painted front doors to backyard fire pits, there’s a ton of different ways to add a little curb appeal to your house. These ideas don’t take too much time or effort, either – which makes for an awesome weekend remodel.
In May 2016, one of the UK’s leading independent environmentalists, Chris Baines, wrote a thought-provoking article for the BBC’s Wildlife magazine. In the article, he put forward the novel idea that developments, such as the construction of high speed rail line HS2, could actually be good for nature. Controversial though this might be to environmentalists and naturalists, the fact is, with an increasing population comes an increasing need for more infrastructure. So, it’s never been more important to try to align the two problems; that is nature vs developments.
All across the globe, people are turning to more simple styles of living. Often, this means downsizing their collection of things as well as the size of their home. While tiny homes can be affordable, environmentally friendly and simplistic, potential buyers still need to feel that the space is enough to live in. Regardless of square footage, there are several ways builders and designers can create accommodating homes.