Managing a design, build and renovation project

Can this weather get any better – we are so blessed with having a dry spell in which to get our build up and out of the ground. Work has now begun on the block work and once the finished level has run through to tie in with the existing cottage then it should start to go up quite quickly.

Perparing for the block work

We’ve been tying in all the existing drainage to the new pipe-work which will run our new utility/boot room and the bathrooms. Now that this is complete progress should happen apace and each day will bring a new level.

Another delivery of bricks and blocks

Rutland design and build project

The first course of block work goes up

arrived this morning so the boys next door will be thrilled watching the hiab arm unload with such precision. They make it look so easy.

My husband, Peter, and I went to Decorex, the trade show for interior designers and architects, on Monday. This was a buying trip for clients but also offered a wealth of ideas for us too. I was keen to make some decisions on flooring, lighting and switches. Recessed ceiling lights are easy to place but I wanted some more unique lights for our new kitchen and bathroom.

Choosing bathroom lighting

We have an Art Deco basin and pedestal which I want to incorporate in the new bathroom so getting lighting to match is quite a challenge, but I think we are nearly there. I also needed a hall light for a client where we are mixing contemporary furnishings with more traditional pieces to tie back into the architecture of the house.

Choosing lighting for an older property with a contemporary feel

This is something I love to do as I often think the architecture of a house speaks to you and simply adding contemporary pieces, without a reference back to the history of the place, is soul destroying. This too was resolved so we are all happy and moving forward with our various projects.

If you need some help or support with your own design, build or renovation project give me a ring for an informal chat or to arrange an on-site meeting. Tel: 01572 747318 or 07973 843020. I work countrywide but especially on interior and garden design projects throughout Rutland, Stamford and Lincolnshire.