One of the most common reasons why people move house is the need for more space. It could be that the family is growing in number, whether from the bottom up with a blossoming brood, or from the top down with elderly parents in need of a little of hands on TLC. Or perhaps the kids are just getting too big, both for their boots and the cosy confines of the current family home.
It’s spring, which means (hopefully) the weather is improving and we can start to spend more time outside. For some unknown reason, many people with gardens don’t spend as much time enjoying them as they should.
Lighting is perhaps one of the most overlooked elements of interior design and yet it is a vitally important component of a space’s practicality, not to mention the mood and ambience of a room and its energy efficiency. The right lighting can transform a garden room into a seamless combination of functionality and style, whatever the intended use, without costing the earth both literally and figuratively.
“Design is a funny word. Some people think design means how it looks. But of course, if you dig deeper, it’s really how it works.”
If you are not a student, next week’s Go Green Week will probably pass you by unnoticed. Spearheaded by People and Planet, a movement dedicated to calling students to action on poverty and the environment, next week sees its annual push to get students to take action against climate change and to campaign for their educational establishments to become fossil free.