We’ve all passed the point of making and breaking new year resolutions and now we’re looking towards the year ahead. Or at least we should be.
Most of us will have considered making some changes in our lives or lifestyle this year in one way or another. But where does your home fit into this?
Quite often we think about moving home or simply making the most of what we have with some modifications. But many fail to do anything about it and before they know it another year has passed.
So why not do something about it before 2018 comes along?
Is the amount of living space in your house inadequate?
Do you need an extra bedroom? Could you do with a home study or office or just extend your home to simply make it larger for the growing family?
Whatever the requirement, sometimes an extension or renovation can be a lot easier than moving home. Why?
- You like the home you are in other than some of its physical and spacial constraints
- You like the neighbourhood
- You don’t want to move
So extending or renovating the property could be a good solution.
And that’s where talking to an architect and building designer, such as one of the team here at Hughes Architects, can help.
But what should you consider first before talking to and appointing an architect? Well, our advice page can point you in the right direction with some useful links, but in short, here are a few things you should think about when it comes to considering work on your home:
- What is your brief, or wish-list, for the project?
- How will the space be used?
- What is your overall budget?
Each of the above points are important in there own right or collectively. Budget is obviously a critical factor.
Our job is to talk to you, listen and understand what you want to achieve.
We can then work with you, discuss the budget, develop solutions to maximise that budget and create a space that is just what you want.
Our building design team and architects are based in Newtown and Welshpool, Powys and in Aberystwyth in Ceredigion, and we work with clients throughout Wales and the borders, including Shropshire and Herefordshire.
With our planning consultant hats on, we can also advise on the wider planning matters or maybe you’re considering a new build project or looking for land to create that dream home?
When considering work on your home, it’s also important to appoint a RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) Chartered Practice, such as Hughes Architects.
We comply with strict criteria covering insurance, health and safety and quality management systems.
So if you have an idea for a new home, a renovation or refurbishment, or just an extension, why not talk to us about your ideas.