If you’re planning some home improvements, or want to build from scratch, there are so many great home design ideas worth looking into.
Whether you’re looking to add some architectural interest, or you’d like to add some wow-factor in transforming where you live, we’ve got six design ideas that could (and should!) inspire you.
1. Change the whole look of the exterior of your house
Often we see ideas on how to change the interiors of our homes – installing a brand new kitchen, converting the loft, etc. But how about the exterior?
Look below at how we transformed this Norfolk Farm House. We remodelled and completed a transformation of a plain 1970’s brick box into an attractive, traditional Norfolk farmhouse.
2. Expose ceiling joists
Exposed ceiling joists are more often than not associated with period homes, but they can make a characterful addition to modern self-build too. See how we have incorporated these wooden ceiling joists into this Suffolk Barn Conversion
Just bear in mind that exposed timber joists will typically require a fire-retardant coating for Building Regulation purposes.
3. Bring glazing indoors
Interior glazing has been used for years in commercial spaces and offices. Now, self-builders are seeing the benefits of interior glazing in new homes. It allows natural light and views to be shared in adjacent rooms, while still offering some soundproofing.
We created indoor glazing when converting this fine brick barn.