You need to head over to The Telegraph and see the stunning pictures of the homes that won the 2012 Homebuilding and Renovations awards. The homes that won certainly deserved these accolades and when you head over to the post below you will see what I mean. They are out of the box, innovative, creative and truly beautiful home designs. Some are new builds and some are renovations and additions. One of my favorites is an extension onto a Victorian. The new portion creates an open, modern and inviting living space onto the already beautiful home. Read below some of what the home owners have to say about their approach to the renovation.
Winners of Building and Renovation Awards For 2012
“We moved here in 2007,” says Dan. “But it took nearly three years to realise what we liked and didn’t like about the property. It’s a double-fronted Victorian house on an awkward triangular plot. It was quite hard to tell where the front of the building is. We wanted to make sense of the house and unify the garden, but keep the beauty and character of the Victorian property. What we absolutely didn’t want was some pastiche-Victoriana modern brick extension, which would blur the boundaries between old and new. If you want to preserve the old, make sure the new doesn’t copy it.” (Read more)
The winners span styles and materials and can be so inspiring. And that is what I’d like you to take them as – inspiration. Even if a full blown build is out of your reach at the moment, what could you do to improve your current living space to be more open, allow in more light, reflect your person style more or make your life more comfortable? Take a look around and see what you might be able to do now that would change things for you.
Simple changes can often have a big impact. Planning things out can help you to budget renovations that could mean big changes in your quality of life in your home environment. Knowing the facts about what is involved can also help – and that is where I come in. I’m here to answer questions and to help you make the right decisions about your home. A home is scared space and you need to feel really comfortable about tackling any project. Make an appointment and let me know what is concerning you most.