GARAGE CONVERSION AUDIT
STRUCTURAL LOFT CONVERSION AUDIT
PRE-PURCHASE FEASABILITY CONSULTATION
STEEL WORK CONNECTIONS
INTERIOR MINOR ALTERATIONS
CDM & ASSOCIATED REPORTS
HEALTH & SAFETY REPORTS
3D MODELLING (from)
SOIL INVESTIGATION REPORTS
AIR PRESSURE TESTING
BUILDING CONTROL APPLICATIONS
AIR TIGHTNESS TESTING
SOUND INSULATION TESTING
PART F VENTILATION TESTING
RENEWABLE ENERGY ADVICE & INSTALL
THERMOGRAPHIC SURVEYS & TESTING
CODE FOR SUSTAINABLE HOMES
PART G WATER CALCS
DOMESTIC EPC’S FOR LANDLORDS & HOMEOWNERS
The kitchen is often the heart of our home and a place that unites us through family lunches, romantic dinners or evening wine drinking with friends. How to make this place in our house even more comfortable to stay at? The right way to do this is kitchen renovation.
Changing the living environment is sometimes crucial to the mood of the people who live in it. Nowadays we have many ways for a kitchen renovation that can suit everyone’s budgets and at the same time to be adapted to everyone’s style, needs, and flair.
Most important things, when it comes to the kitchen, are utmost usage of natural light, opening up the space and proper arrangement of kitchen elements and appliances according to your habits and needs. Regarding this, you need to think about a few key things: how and for how many people do you like to cook, what else is your kitchen used for, how much storage or lighting do you need... So, there are some handy tips to make your kitchen even more comfortable and functional.
If you bake for your family frequently, a good choice for a kitchen renovation is to make the surface area the widest part of the kitchen by putting appliances overhead. You can also think about purchasing marble countertop for preparing the softest pastry.
If you like to get your groceries and make the food for the week ahead, the most important thing for you is to get a large, spacious fridge.
If you are making food for your friends more often than for yourself only, our advice is to move your hob onto an island so your guests can sit all-around together it and enjoy time in your home. These kitchen islands aren’t good for comfy seating only, but also for dish storage and many other things. It is good to know that there are kitchen islands for all kitchen sizes.
Also, if you only host a group of people once in a while, you could consider getting an extending table if you are ready to put it away every morning. In any case, you should choose the size of your table first and let your architect do the rest of the job.
It is known that some people don’t use the kitchen for cooking and eating only, you might also want to watch TV, play with your kids or associate with your friends. In that case, your kitchen renovation may include building a cosy corner for working or simply relaxing and enjoying a cup of tea. If you want to entertain a bigger group of people, think about building doors that can fully open into a porch or a terrace.
A kitchen renovation can be a great opportunity to reorganize your pots and pans or make a big clear out. Check if you really use all of the stuff in your kitchen and, if you want to keep all of that, there are many ways to do such a thing.
Install cupboards with built-in – the best space-saving solutions. Also, you can set up a sliding door which will make the contents of your pantry easy accessible. Pots and pans are usually the largest objects in the kitchen an take up the room, so you can maybe hang them overhead. This can be both practical and design feature.
If you want to let in more light during your kitchen renovation, adding skylights is a good way to make your space brighter. Make sure a skylight is built as close to the existing wall as possible, to fill the centre of the room with light. Also, a good thing for a capacious kitchen is to install the largest doors possible which will give you a beautiful view of the porch or garden. On the other hand, if you don’t have conditions to make any of these changes, you can brighten a kitchen with only fresh paint and new cabinet hardware.