27th June 2012
Residents should take "relaxed approach" to larger room designs
This summer will see many homeowners plan refurbishment work on their properties.
Some residents will also be unsure about the scale of work that is required and, with economic pressures putting a strain on finances, it is vital that Britons spend the right amount of money on their refurbishments.
By just focusing on small problems, people may be leaving themselves open to further issues in the future, while a large-scale project will cost more money but ensure that renovations will not be required for a long period of time.
As well as this, by embarking on an overhaul of a living area, homeowners will be able to boost the design of their property by introducing new colours and interior styles.
Larger areas open-plan elements could be favoured for bathrooms, as Alex Albiol Prades, designer at Docauk.com, has underlined that these have become more popular in the market.
Mr Prades explained that the trend has led to a need for more storage and vanity areas within the design of bathrooms, with more walk-in showers and free-standing baths seen across the country.
"We suggest clean lines and details, the concealment of storage - to use all available space - and the use of light and reflective finishes or surfaces to help bounce light around," he explained.
The specialist also commented that a relaxed approach to the layout of bathrooms can create a more luxurious space that is less functional and more pleasurable for residents.
He also stressed the importance of lighting, stating: "Lighting is key and it is wise to have some kind of feature light or finish to give the room definition and personality."
Although many Britons hope to have their dream kitchen, it is often impossible due to financial worries.
With this in mind, Alexi Sugden, senior designer of Egerton Designs, has advised that homeowners can save money by asking friends to assist with DIY work.
He recommended that mates can carry out tasks such as pulling out old carpets, curtains or curtain tracks.
Posted by Mary Watts
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