Renovating a room, let alone a whole house, can seem like a huge job when you don’t know where to start. But luckily, there are people out there to help you. We’ve put together some of the top tips from real architects to help you get the most out of your renovation project.
The living room
Reflect on mirrors
If you’ve got a small living area, consider using mirrors to try to make the space seem larger. The reflections will create the illusion that there is more room, stopping you from feeling as claustrophobic.
Some architects say that the ultimate urban look for a living room is black and white. If you live in an urban area, try this combination. But take care not to add too much black – it will absorb light and make the room look dark.
Don’t scrimp on hardware
Don’t buy cheap fixtures for the bathroom. They’re things you touch every day, so choose good-quality taps and hooks.
Hunt for the best marble
If you’ve got the funds, search for Paonazetto marble for your bath or walls. It can be difficult, but it’s worth the hunt to get a perfect finish to your bathroom.
A great way to soundproof your bedroom is to upholster the walls and use thick carpets. In this bedroom, the upholstered feature wall gives the room a peaceful and calm feel.
Use lighting to your advantage
Architects say using indirect lighting makes a small bedroom look larger. If you can add cove lighting recessed in soffits you could create the illusion that the ceiling is much higher than it is.
Copper worktops look stunning, according to architect William T. Georgis. We have to agree – they add a warm but sleek finish to the kitchen.
But an interior designer with Roman and Williams says that Carrara marble is a perfect option for kitchen counters. A helpful quirk is that if they stain it just adds to the look rather than spoiling it!
If you’ve been inspired to renovate your home, simply use our service to find trusted architects in your area.