But what do I mean by assessing your space, you ask? Well, it doesn’t mean giving it a quick glance over. It involves time, patience, problem solving and imagination. But where to start? I would say simply living in the property for a good length of time before starting any work. This gives you the chance to really get to know it, for example, seeing how the light falls throughout the day may make you reconsider how you use certain spaces.
It also affords you plenty of time for early decision making and to consider the rest of the property. For instance, will your idea fit as a whole? What will the knock-on effects be? Will you end up using this part of the house more, meaning another area could be refurbished too? It’s important the scheme works within the entire house and any new additions connect and flow with each other.