Open plan living space has been the go-to model for home designs over the last couple of decades, but in recent times there has been a transition towards broken plan living spaces. In a recent feature by Grand Designs Magazine, our director and head of architect and design team Jonathan Woodcock was quizzed about this design shift. "For years, our clients have wanted to achieve light, open spaces but now we are seeing an evolution into broken-plan living," said Jonathan Woodcock. "This concept is about achieving distinct zones that are linked, but that suit different purposes." You can read the full [...]
Did you know that applications to build or extend basements have increased by 9 per cent across the UK, between 2013 and 2015, according to research by Direct Line, the insurance company? Qualitas MD Nick Woodworth was quizzed by The Times Bricks and Mortar about why basement conversions are so popular across London and the southeast. "Stamp duty is a prime driver, but clients are also thinking holistically about their families — they have the kids settled in the local school and their friends and family near by. A basement allows them to stay put for an extra five to ten [...]
In 2016, we worked tirelessly to transform a 'Between The Commons' terrace home that had been rather neglected in 25 years of tenancy, into a perfect family home for Ella and Valli Ardalan. The focal point and hub of the house was a beautiful, airy Scandi kitchen, which was recently featured in Essential Kitchen and Bathroom Bedroom. See the stunning family home here: http://www.ekbbmagazine.co.uk/article/508/kitchen/real-life-spaces/urban-retreat
How do you get the most out of your luxury property in 2017? That was the question House Beautiful recently asked us. These are our key recommendations: Broken Plan Living Softer Styling Space Age Faking It Wine Rooms Pavement Glass Industrial Brick To fully understand the trends and for more in-depth insights you can read the 7 Property Design Trends for 2017 article here.