pro­fes­sional ad­vice

25 Beautiful Homes - - IRISH TERRACE - David Ley­den, lha ar­chi­tec­ture

‘It’s im­por­tant to use an ar­chi­tect whose de­sign style is com­pat­i­ble with your own. re­search­ing sim­i­lar projects they have com­pleted is a good way of find­ing this out. In a com­pact home, the colour of the walls makes a huge dif­fer­ence. Paint­ing walls and ceil­ings bril­liant white has an en­larg­ing ef­fect by mak­ing the sur­faces re­flec­tive and bright. In a big space you might use sev­eral dif­fer­ent floor ma­te­ri­als to zone ar­eas, but in a smaller in­te­rior, con­sider choos­ing a sin­gle floor fin­ish through­out. this will help you achieve the feel­ing of ho­mo­gene­ity – be­ing in a uni­fied space rather than lots of smaller zones.

It is vi­tal for home­own­ers to be aware of ori­en­ta­tion so that they know which liv­ing spa­ces re­ceive op­ti­mum nat­u­ral light.

In­stall large, glass doors or win­dows to help con­nect with the out­side area, par­tic­u­larly where it af­fords you a view of the sky.

When re­con­fig­ur­ing rooms, try to cre­ate through-views. Open­ing the front door to re­veal a vista straight through the house to the rear makes a home seem big­ger and lighter than it might oth­er­wise feel.’

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