Element 8 – ECO GREEN

Element 8 – ECO GREEN

The Green Agenda has been with us for some time now and in a good way it continues to prompt us to make decisions that have at least considered the effect of our actions. However the green tag does not always mean that it is a totally green choice. An eco green...
Element 7 – LOFT CONVERSIONS FOR BEDROOMS AND WORKSPACES

Element 7 – LOFT CONVERSIONS FOR BEDROOMS AND WORKSPACES

Following on from the thoughts about bedroom space, do not think of a loft conversion as a retreat from the fray. It is a strategic withdrawal! It may also be a home office or hobby space in a quiet corner. At the top of the house you are occupying a space which is...
Element 6 – BEDROOMS

Element 6 – BEDROOMS

For adults it is the ultimate sanctuary and away from the hub of the house – with as little distraction as possible from the ‘me-ness’ or ‘us-ness’ of the space, our bedrooms are likely to reflect our inner core in some way. Cocoon, cave or love nest – it’s up...
Element 5 – BATHROOMS and CLOAKROOMS

Element 5 – BATHROOMS and CLOAKROOMS

The bathroom is at its most basic a place to ‘attend to the needs of the health and hygiene of the body’. It also does offer the opportunity to go far beyond that. The Patrician Romans made bathing a regular and social event where you would purposefully meet at the...
Element 4 – STAIRS

Element 4 – STAIRS

The vertical journey in and around buildings is an opportunity for a different kind of experience. It can be merely a link between horizontal planes – functional and prosaic. It can also be without practical function to mark a division, form a threshold, a...