8 Top Tips on Renovation from the Best Architects

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.

Urban sophistication

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.

The Bathroom

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

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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.

The Bedroom

Super soundproofing

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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.

The Kitchen

Copper worktops

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Copper worktops look stunning, according to architect William T. Georgis. We have to agree – they add a warm but sleek finish to the kitchen.

…Or marble

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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.

Emily Rivers

Emily Rivers is the Customer Experience Manager at Quotatis. She informs customers of the latest developments in a range of products so they can make the best choice for their homes and ensures they get the best out of our service.