What trends do you see coming through in architecture and interior design for 2020?
Sustainability and reuse are key trends for 2020. Considering how the building design and the materials used impact the environment is key - as is trying to do more with less.
What are the advantages of hiring an architect when you are looking to improve your home?
Expert thinking experience and imagination. Building or renovating a new home is a big task. There are a lot of decisions to make along the way from building regulations to design, zoning, project management… An architect will help you streamline the process whilst also ensuring you exceed your architectural aims.
What are the easiest ways to add value to your house?
Decluttering - it’s the simplest, easiest and not to mention cheapest way to add value to any property.
Can you share some top tips on how to successfully brief an architect?
Be clear on your budget, timescale, style and room brief. You’ve chosen an architect because you like their style - trust them!
What are the recurring mistakes you see homeowners making when approaching design and planning?
An unrealistic budget and time frame. Most projects cost more and take longer than clients might initially expect.