Taking care early on in a project can save you time when it’s needed most. But with so many variables and elements to consider, some of the most pressing issues can get lost in the mix or missed entirely.
So, what exactly is 3D visualisation and how can representing your architectural design help you save serious money when it comes to building your home?
Topics: 3D Visualisation
The planning stage is vital to any build project, and self-build home plans deserve serious consideration. By using self-build home plans UK property owners can solve potential issues before they even arise. Knowing the right questions to ask is essential to making sure your project runs smoothly. So, what do you need to know?
The environmental impact of housing development should always be at the forefront of your consideration when in the planning stages of a new-build property. The environmental design of houses changes, however, depending on the exact nature of the area the property is going to be built in. With that in mind, here are three key questions you need to ask yourself before you begin planning the build of your new home.
The concepts of 'extension' and 'budget' are inextricably linked, and no matter the size of your budget it's important to choose an extension that will be achievable. One important part of doing this is to get the best price on your extension, so that you can get the most from your money. There are many options for house extensions and a number of important factors to consider, such as having a survey done, hiring the right designer, sourcing the best materials and working with the right contractors. Here's an outline of how much to budget for house extensions.
Are you considering extending your property? Are you feeling hesitant about taking the plunge and getting in contact with an architectural designer? While investing in a house extension can seem like a big commitment, there are plenty of ways in which going ahead with your plans will enhance your home and, indeed, your life. We’ve listed a few to encourage you to make your extension dreams come true:
Planning house extensions and proximity to trees are two things that property owners rarely consider as being co-dependent, but the truth is that they are. If you're building an extension on a house, the proximity to trees, bushes, and shrubbery matters. Here's what you need to know.
Converting an old barn can be a wonderful opportunity to create a new dream home. You’re not exactly starting from scratch as with a self-build project but converting can allow you to shape the interior to your own style and tastes. Converted barns can also make great home office spaces for working in a home-from-home on your own property.
Barn conversions are sometimes available in areas where it would be extremely difficult to get planning permission for a brand-new development but you might still need consent and there are a number of other issues to bear in mind…
Small rooms are often a source of frustration for homeowners, particularly if they feel cramped and oppressive. However, there are plenty of simple design tricks available that will make your room feel bigger. We’ve put together a short guide for those that need a helping hand in transforming their small rooms into havens of peace and tranquillity.
Here at BDS Architecture, we recently shared some top tips to maximise light and brighten a dark room (if you haven't yet checked out these tips, click here). These ideas, such as decorating with light colours and using mirrors to reflect light around the room, can really make a huge difference to the look and feel of your home, but they're not the only options. In fact, there are actually even more ways to maximise light and make your home feel more open, airy, and spacious, and we're going to show you how.
Here are 4 more tricks to maximise light and brighten a dull, dark room:
Topics: Maximise Lighting
Choosing the right colours for your home design can be one of the most difficult parts of redecorating. Indeed, as well as helping to make your rooms homely and beautiful, certain colours have the power to profoundly affect our moods and can even impact long-term well-being.
Although deciding what colour to paint a room or picking shades of wood for your new furniture can seem like daunting tasks, they don’t have to be. Colour should represent an outlet for your creativity and flair. To make sure you get the colour schemes for your home just right, we’ve put together a few helpful tips below:
Topics: new house design