GET­TING FIX­ATED OVER THE FIT­TINGS

Stamp­ing your per­son­al­ity on your new or ren­o­vated home comes in dif­fer­ent stages along the build­ing’s jour­ney to com­ple­tion. Pour­ing over print cat­a­logues, brows­ing on line and vis­it­ing stores is part of the fun.

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Ev­ery­thing about a new-build or ren­o­va­tion is per­sonal in that you are cre­at­ing the home you want. At the be­gin­ning it is about in­su­la­tion, ren­der and roof tiles, wiring, water and waste; heat­ing sys­tems and build­ing in en­ergy-ef­fi­ciency. This is per­sonal be­cause you know what you want your project to achieve and your ar­chi­tect and builders know which prod­ucts will make this hap­pen while keep­ing within your bud­get. At the end of the road it is about paint and wall­pa­per, fur­ni­ture, up­hol­stery, car­pets, rugs, cur­tains, and colour and tex­ture com­bi­na­tions; where the paint­ings will be hung and ob­jects dis­played. But in be­tween come the fix­tures and fit­tings that, while be­ing part of the build­ing, and how you want the house to work for you will also have a very big in­flu­ence on how it will look. The wrong paint colour can be solved by get­ting the steplad­ders and brushes out again; a cur­tain mis­take can be sold on eBay but what about the doors, and floors? And per­haps when it came to the stairs we should have . . .

IN­TER­NAL DOOR: Ur­banFront TRA­DI­TIONAL STAIRS: Pooky

MOD­ERN STAIRS: wood4floor­s

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