site progress – open plan kitchen, dining, living

Covid has slowed site progress on one of our Peebles jobs but we managed to safely visit today and take a couple of pics of where things are at. We can’t wait to see this open plan kitchen, dining and living area complete, with the herringbone timber floor uncovered, and furniture in place, We are… Read more »

Kitchen Inspiration – Part 4

While many think of it in a purely functional capacity, one element of your new kitchen that you can really make a statement with is the humble splashback. It doesn’t have to be a foot-high section of bland white tiling, or a 100mm high upstand of whatever your worktop is. Yes, it serves the practical… Read more »

Kitchen Inspiration – Part 3

Now that we have the primary elements of the kitchen sorted – cabinets and worktops – we can start to have a think about the ‘details’. A great way to either to reinforce the style of a new kitchen or as a simple way to upgrade or bring new life back into an existing one,… Read more »

Kitchen Inspiration – Part 2

So, in our series of Kitchen Inspiration posts, last week we looked at cabinet finishes. This week we’re getting excited about worktops. Apart from appearance and cost, in choosing your worktop think about what it will have to deal with. Are you likely to put hot pans directly on to it or use it as… Read more »

new family home

We are working closely with Tweed Construction Ltd on a new family home in the Scottish Borders. Planning permission is in place for the new dwelling; whilst we are almost through the Building Warrant process so construction can begin shortly. It is a 3 bedroom family home with: a large open plan kitchen / dining… Read more »

Kitchen Inspiration – Part 1

I don’t know about you, but over these past weeks our kitchen has become an even greater focus of family life than before – home learning and home office from the kitchen table, more time to plan and cook meals and all of us eating together every day, card games, conversations, and yes arguments too…. Read more »

Working from Home

Having had a couple of enquiries this week about attic conversions, it got us thinking about a potential future of more working from home; perhaps as part of whatever our ‘new normal’ will be, on the other side of all of this. There are numerous ways of carving out a quiet area to create a… Read more »

UN Sustainable Development Goals

Have you come across the UN Sustainable Development Goals? Has your employer or household? Implemented in 2016, as a nation we are committed to meeting 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. The goals are a medium term plan to help sustain our surroundings for the benefit of our children’s generation. They cover many aspects… Read more »

There’s always a way….

If nothing else, all this time at home really gets the imagination working on DIY projects and home improvement plans. That home office or attic conversion you had always planned would be worth their weight in gold right now! You’d be forgiven for thinking with social distancing, there may not be much you can do… Read more »

House extension and remodel in the Lake District

Managed to make some time this week to carry out a job that’s been lurking around for a wee while. We have now uploaded some lovely photos of our Lake District house remodel for you to have a look through. The house is for the family’s use but also a holiday let – in case… Read more »