Light & Space

We interviewed Cross & Craig Architects, who worked on Yew Tree Close, Lapworth and asked them how best to add space and light to a home.

Many of our clients want a home that is light and spacious. What are your tips on creating a space filled with light? 

I try to incorporate large opening doors and roof lights with high ceilings where possible, to create the feeling of light and space, even if the room does not have a very large footprint.  Views through the house and out to the garden again increase the feeling of space. The bifold doors we fitted at Yew Tree Close mean that the garden and kitchen/diner can be opened up into one space, making both areas feel bigger. 

What is the process of adding an extension to your home? 

Firstly, speak to an Architect and spend time getting the design right. An Architect will be able to get the most out of your property, creating interesting and imaginative spaces that look great and function efficiently for your family. Extensions may well require planning permission and will almost always require approval from Building Control. It may be that you will need approval from other bodies too such as Severn Trent Water or the input of a structural engineer. An Architect can help steer you through the process by getting all your approvals, getting builder’s quotes and advising whilst the project is on site. My top tip however is to decide on as many of the finishes and fittings as possible before work starts and have these items costed up front in order to ensure the best price and minimise delays. For more information and design ideas, visit our company website www.crossandcraig.co.uk.

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