There is no question this year has been different and for many of us, the way we live our lives has changed. From major changes such as working from home to the simple change of us all spending much more time at home. Historically when our lives change, so do our requirements from our homes change and there have certainly been a lot of changes.
Image of a blue kitchen, shaker style
With a Stoneham kitchen from the Somerville kitchen studio in Jersey Channel islands, you won't be disappointed. This high-quality handmade kitchen is made bespoke to your design. No two kitchens are the same. With extra details such as dovetail drawers and optional engraved drawer frontage for a truly personal finish
When it comes to home improvements the kitchen is often at the top of most people's home improvement list and this year has certainly seen extra demand on this room.
With many people now working from home the kitchen island has proven to be the ideal spot to set up a home office
There has also been a need for extra storage to enable us to make less frequent shopping trips.
If you are planning a new kitchen this year an important consideration, especially in an open plan kitchen would be the use of quiet appliances such as dishwashers and washing machines, which have the potential to interrupt that important Zoom call. Even the humble kettle could be a noisy interruption and you may want to consider a Quooker Boiling tap
Image of a Staron kitchen worktop from Somerville Limited. Staron is the perfect choice for kitchen worktops as well as having no visible joins it is also non-porous leaving no space for bacteria to grow Making your worktop hygenic and easy to clean. In fact the non porous qualities is so good it is specified in hospitals to help in the area of cross-contamination
Or if you are happy with the layout and design of your kitchen, maybe all that is required to breathe new life into the room is a new worktop
A lack of storage is another big bugbear in most homes, yet a lot of homes have an abundance of underused space.
Take the area under the stairs for example, with well-designed units and drawers it can become the perfect space for coats, shoes, and school bags
Sometimes it can seem like you just cannot find anything or fit another item in your cupboards. Apart from de-cluttering, what else can be done to improve your storage and organisation? Custom built-in cabinets can be invaluable as they use all the available space in your room.
With our own joinery workshop, we are able to make exactly the design and finish you are looking for. From laminates to spray paint finishes all our work is handmade at our joinery workshops in Five Oaks
Image of a custom made Media unit by Somerville Limited, Jersey in their joinery workshop
Media units have become a highly desirable addition to the living room in recent years. Offering a practical solution for cable management, with extra storage designed to suit your needs
When it comes to the bedroom, it is about creating a sanctuary and as well as the amazing space-saving benefits of fitted wardrobes, having built-in shelves, drawers, and hanging space, all designed to suit your needs, means everything has a place which reduces clutter and helps create a calm and peaceful environment.
Sliding door options are another great way to free up more space in the bedroom
Image of a bedroom with bespoke wardrobes
In today's bedroom, we are all wanting that hotel feel. Glamorous and clutter-free. Fitted wardrobes work perfectly in such a room allowing for bespoke storage options for a clutter-free room. A haven away from the hustle and bustle of family life
An image of a Staron vanity top
Why not give your bathroom the coordinated look it deserves with a Staron vanity top and sink. Available in a wide range of colours. Seamless and non-porous it is the perfect choice for your bathroom
Bathrooms have become big news in recent years, it is no longer enough that they are practical, they also need to be beautiful and a luxurious hotel inspired bathroom looks to a continuing trend in home renovation.
We all lead such busy lives what could be better than to come home and have a relaxing bath in a calm and tranquil bathroom.
Making plans to do up your home can be very exciting but remember, It is important to take the time to think about what you want from your home and the look and feel you are hoping to achieve. Why not pop in and see us and discuss your plans and ideas with our team