What are the best renovations to add value to your home?
We’re often faced with a lot of choices about where to devote our time and spending. I believe it’s so important to focus efforts on the architecture of the interior first: the spaces, their layouts, and the services that support them.
Get this right first and the work you’ve done on your home will stand the test of time, allowing you to make decorative changes in the long run without spending again on these fundamental elements. Where I work with clients on complete interior refurbishments, it’s always a critical part of the design process.
In The Times today I give readers my advice in the weekly ‘Bricks & Mortar’ supplement:
“First and foremost, take care with the architectural elements of the interior and the services,” says Stephen Dick of Residence Interior Design.
“Making sure you get these building blocks designed and selected correctly will save you additional costs in the long run. It could be finishes such as stone, timber flooring or joinery, or services such as electrics and lighting.
“These elements are the structure of the space and they can last as long as you have the property. The best bit is that they’re also the backdrop against which you can redecorate or furnish more frequently.”
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