The heart of the home, somewhere to spend time together as a family, to entertain friends, a social, warm, open atmosphere. A place where friends and family can converse and convene. Where younger members of the family can play, complete homework, snack or just chill.
A Downstairs Cloakroom
Makes life so much easier, whether it’s potty training, dashing in from outside or just an extra loo if someone is spending an age in the bathroom. A wonderful addition when entertaining friends and family, no one needs to venture upstairs - less tidying up or cleaning!
A fact of modern life, a desk space is becoming an essential of a family home. A growing number of people work from home and need a dedicated office space whether this is study, or a spare bedroom. Alternatively, an office space may not be a full room, it may be on a landing or in a nook or corner of a living room. Using a desk bureau is a brilliant solution, lots of storage and organisation which helps to keep the workstation tidy and confined to a small area in the room.
Often the most used room in the house. Vital for households with pets, children or who enjoy an outdoors lifestyle. As homes become more open plan, a utility room can be a dedicated space where the noisy, messy and smelly stuff can be kept. Not just a laundry room, it can be a useful space to hang coats, store muddy boots and keep pet essentials. Don’t forget, they can include extra storage for cleaning materials, ironing boards, mops and vacuum cleaners.
There’s no such thing as too much storage space. Most homeowners want a clean, calm uncluttered home. Whether it’s storing Christmas decorations, suitcases, seasonal clothes or just stuff! A garage or a garden shed offer great storage solutions. Consider the loft space in the main house or under joist shelving in a garage. Built in floor to ceiling wardrobes. Hooks on the back of doors, to hang bags, belts and jackets the possibilities are endless. Use the space under your bed or choose a bed with storage compartments. Finally, moving into a new house is a great excuse to declutter and get organised and start a fresh.
Extending living space outside is an increasing trend. Outdoor living can provide many positive health benefits. Gardens can be simple play areas for children and pets, or havens of tranquility with sweeping planting schemes and creative landscaping. Most homeowners want to enjoy alfresco dining and summer BBQ’s. Outdoor heating, alongside gazebos and pergolas can provide shelter from sun and rain, so the great outdoors can be enjoyed regardless of the British weather and well beyond the summer season.