In this blog, we’re tackling the age-old question of, ‘office or guest room?’ Most first-time buyers are left disheartened when they can’t get exactly what they want in their first home due to restrictive budgets. We have to be crafty and clever with how we use the available space, by adapting rooms to be multipurpose but still functional.
Every year, World Town Planning Day brings together planners and communities to celebrate how we shape our world and make it a place where we want to live, work and play together. Members of the Planning division are joining the celebrations this year as they celebrate its 70th year!
You’ve found your perfect home, it’s in a lovely location and has great garden. The only problem is that the rooms feel a little dark. Not enough natural light? No problem! Mirrors, soft furnishings and lamps can help increase the light in your living room. Having a well-lit room and atmosphere to relax in is essential to maintain a good level of wellbeing, but also to create a serene and welcoming atmosphere for you and any guests.
You can’t put a price on a beautiful sunset or a walk by the sea, said everyone once. Or can you?
The property industry is expertly adept at valuing land, homes, and the wider built environment, but less proficient in accurately valuing the quality of the natural environment, beyond the resources it delivers to commodity markets.
Kitchens are the busiest room and hub of your home, but they’re often neglected in terms of interior design. If getting your kitchen redone is a bit over your budget, an easy and affordable way to freshen up your kitchen is by having planters filled with a variety of different herbs.
When you have a period property it is important to try and maintain character and have the heritage of the house reflected within the interior design. Period features can provide a point of inspiration for you, enabling you to add further character to your home.
Bidwells has released its High Street Retail research paper, Summer 2019. While the Oxford Cambridge Arc has inevitably felt the impact of the retail slowdown, with average prime rents down 22% since 2016, retailer strategies of focusing on prime locations in target towns has cushioned markets to an extent.