When it comes to a self-build or renovation project, there is a real opportunity to choose a layout, features and materials that will truly enhance day-to-day life. Here, Karl Andrews, Head of Category, Bespoke & Modular Kitchens at Benchmarx Kitchens, discusses the key considerations when designing a kitchen.

Changing a staircase is not something one should embark on lightly. However, if it blocks out light, is not well integrated into the house or if it is in a rickety condition, it might be time to look at an alternative.

When choosing internal or external doors for a self-build or renovation project, design and aesthetic appeal are usually top of the list. But looks aren’t everything.

While it has long been associated with commercial projects, polished concrete has become increasingly popular in residential properties.

Wood panelling or cladding can quickly make a home feel warmer and more comfortable. Whether you are looking to elevate your space or upgrade a dated room, adding a touch of paint is a relatively easy way to freshen up a tired-looking decor without spending huge amounts. Here, Lick, the…

Lighting plays a massive part in the home. Not just functionally but also aesthetically and biologically. Ensuring your property is well lit is a vital part of interior design that affects the look of a space, your mood and even the appearance of room size.

Good indoor air quality has never been more essential, with the pandemic highlighting the importance of effective ventilation. When building or renovating your own home, you want to ensure you get the balance right between airtightness for energy efficiency and ventilation for optimum indoor air quality (IAQ). In this article,…

Lighting can make or break the ambience of a home, says Rachel Morris, Marketing Manager at 4lite. Get it right, and you will enhance your living space’s mood and usability beyond measure; cramped spaces or corners become open and functional, while large airy rooms offer surprisingly cosy spots to relax.…

Indoor air quality is a key consideration when making specification choices for your self-build or renovation project. With so many benefits to be experienced from creating thermal comfort and moderate humidity levels, opting for a system that can create a balanced and healthy climate is a specification choice that will…

Flooring is a major part of any home renovation project. Not only is it essential that it’s functional, but you should also consider appearance, comfort and maintenance – especially when it comes to carpet. Here, Jessica Fox from the Marketing & Design department at Flooring Superstore shares her top tips…

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