01 November 2010 Congratulations – time to put away the work clothes and to enjoy the fruits of your labours… You’ll undoubtedly be spending more time at home, so time also to assess your spaces and check that they will meet your needs in the years to come.
20 October 2010 I really like this suspended wood-burning stove can be rotated through 180 degrees…it’s in the Seadrift House, a holiday house in California by CCS Architecture.
01 October 2010 We were curious, before we moved into our newly-built home in 2003, how our children – then aged – 3 and 4 – would occupy the space. Inevitably, they gravitated to the adults and to the kitchen/dining area for much of their play time.
1 September 2010 School’s back, days are shortening, shadows are longer, Summer is definitely over!
01 July 2010 This month I’d like to talk about the issue of photographs. How useful are the beautiful pictures we see in papers and magazines, how reflective are they of reality?
22 June 2010 One of the most rewarding type of consultations I undertake is where I help the client realise that the extension they require exists already – frequently in the form of an unused room. The Case Study below from June 2010 is an excellent example of this…a disused, unloved Dining Room is opened…
01 June 2010 One of the most frequently consulted pages on this website is Kitchen/Dining/Family….
May 2010 This month, I’m delighted to be tackling the whole issue of drawing… You could say that drawing is the language of architects, the means by which ideas are explored and tested. In my work as House Consultant, drawings are indispensable when exploring the potential for alterations to interior layouts, for extensions and for…
“I prefer drawing to talking. Drawing is faster, and leaves less room for lies.” Le Corbusier, Architect Drawing…the language of architects, the means by which ideas are explored and things imagined are captured on paper. Where you are considering structural alterations to your space – for example, opening up between two rooms, removing walls, extending,…
April 2010 Spring is here, the days are long and bright, time for the annual spring clean!