Alternative loft conversion ideas

In London, the most common reasons people seek loft conversions are a growing family or wanting a guest room. However, if you don’t need extra bedrooms or bathrooms, a loft conversion can have many other purposes and benefits. Here are some other reasons a loft conversion is worth considering: Additional income Whether you live in the property or you’re an established landlord, a loft conversion gives you the opportunity to significantly increase your income. If you add a loft conversion … [Read more...]

The London Guide to Residential Basement Extensions

For those of you who are thinking about extending your SW London home with a basement extension, we have created a handy step by step guide from concept through to completion to help people through the maze of decisions that need to be made at different stages of the process. As everyone is aware, basements can add significant value to your property; for example, if your property is worth £750 per Sqr Ft, then you can expect a return on investment of typically 1.3. They are also amazing … [Read more...]

Your guide to choosing replacement windows

Are your windows rotting, ill-fitting and draughty, or letting out too much heat? There’s a world of difference between cheap replacement windows which may last for only two to three years, and ones that will work and look great for decades. Don’t just buy on price – here’s our guide to what makes a top quality window. Choose wood, not u-pvc Plastic may initially be cheaper but in the long run it’s a false economy. All plastic windows deteriorate over time and it’s impossible to maintain … [Read more...]

Trend report – new materials & textures in kitchen design

Gone are the days of banks of sterile-looking kitchens, today’s kitchen furniture is more about mixing it up. The big trend is for introducing layers of texture using metallic finishes and highly textured surfaces. Roundhouse bespoke island in Antique Brass Metal Wrap with worktop African Fusion in sharknose profile, leather finish, with tall Metro cabinets in matt lacquer Figured Anegre vertical grain veneer with Gaggenau appliances. At the forefront of kitchen innovation for over 20 … [Read more...]

Small space, big potential

City living can often mean exploiting small spaces for maximum benefit. From dual-use rooms to multi-functioning furniture, it’s time to explore every nook and cranny, says Georgina Blaskey   Zone out If you have a one room or studio set-up, you need to create zones. Think about all the things you do in that space – work, dine, relax – and then create spaces that work for these activities. Through subtle distinctions you can establish ‘rooms’. Play with modular seating arrangements – … [Read more...]

For the best dressed walls in South West London look no further than Paint the Town Green’s Stones Collection

For anybody who's interested in where colour is heading now that all things greige is on the wane then look no further than our very own Wandsworth based, painting & decorating company Paint the Town Green.  Adding to their award winning eco paint range, Paint The Town Green has teamed up with international style guru and interiors genius Nicky Haslam to produce The Stones Collection. It was standing room only at the Collection’s recent launch at the PTTG store on Allfarthing Lane as … [Read more...]

How to make your loft safe for your children

Do you have a baby on the way? Perhaps you would like to create a brand new bedroom for your intrepid toddler? A growing family is one of the most common reasons for choosing a loft conversion, but when fitting out a bedroom for young children there are plenty of extra things to think about to ensure your child’s room is safe for them to grow up in. The bedroom All large peices of furniture in your child’s room should be fixed to the walls or floor. Children may … [Read more...]

Stuck in a hole?

Basement planning policy is always under review, and never more so than following a High Court ruling preventing a single-storey development in London, reports Georgina Blaskey. If you live in Nappy Valley, chances are you’ve lived through a basement dig out on your road. Grumbling as you hear the ‘beep, beep’ of the skip lorry at 6.45am (you’re sure you were told no noise would start until 8am), it’s all too easy to wish you’d furiously objected instead of absent-mindedly nodding your head all … [Read more...]

Top tips for buying a bespoke kitchen

  Want a kitchen that works just the way you want it to - a bespoke solution may be just what you are looking for. Unlike ‘off the peg’, a bespoke kitchen will be designed around you rather than you fitting into what is available. Roundhouse, a multi-award-winning bespoke kitchen design and manufacturer offers advice when buying a bespoke kitchen to help you get underway. Roundhouse photography by Ray Main What can you expect? Buying a bespoke kitchen means you’ll get a kitchen … [Read more...]

What is Home Staging and Will It Help Sell My House For A Better Price?

Your property has been on the market for a few weeks and you’ve had zero viewings and zero offers… . So why isn’t your home selling? If your house isn’t selling, or you’re not receiving the right offers, it may be a result of this common mistake... A lot of properties we view are cluttered, scruffy or filled with mismatched furnishings. And by cluttered we don’t necessarily mean they’re filled with hordes of boxes or collectables from the 80s, instead, we see surfaces filled with … [Read more...]

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