Creating an effective office design shouldn’t be expensive or difficult. When making a design for your office, planning is crucial and you need to have a detailed understanding about your business operations so you can create an office space that is functional and user friendly. The design should also accommodate for future growth so it can grow along with your business. There are reasons why office design is so important for the workplace and we have decided to highlight some of them here. Space Planning: Space planning is all about optimising the space you already have and making room to Read more »
Although when designing the interior of your home, you don’t have to follow the latest trends blindly, it is important to keep your kitchen updated and functional. This is especially true if you are considering selling your home any time soon. And when building a new house, it is important to incorporate the latest trends in kitchen designs to improve both the productivity and convenience of your kitchen area. While many home design consultants can help you choose features and materials that are specific to your tastes, they will also recommend following along with some of the latest trends will Read more »
With property prices increasing steadily, it is financially a good idea to extend your house, rather than purchasing a new, larger one. Families grow and children are getting bigger and, for many, a three-bedroom house will eventually become inadequate. Adding an extension to your home can help add important space that can be used as a bedroom, children’s play area, rec room, office or more. Plus, the additional space will add more value to your home which is important if you are considering selling. If your home needs more space and you don’t know what you want or even how Read more »
Restaurant design has changed drastically over the past few decades with bright, lively interior themes giving way to minimalistic designs and then rustic, woodsy designs reminiscent of a log cabin. These trends can be seen in everything from chain restaurants with their overtly corporate feel, to independent restaurants owned and operated by celebrity chefs. If you are opening a new restaurant, or you are just interested in the latest restaurant design trends for 2018, keep reading as Lewis Visuals is going to show you some of the latest trends in restaurant interior design that you will be seeing in restaurants Read more »
Employees spend a lot of time at the office and there is a delicate balance between making the comfortable and keeping them productive. Some workplace interiors are modeled after an open lounge giving employees the ability to work wherever they like without being confined to their desk. Certainly, this may be ideal for comfort and possibly even creativity, but it doesn’t make your employees any more productive. Then we have offices that are simply a row of cubicles with everyone working away, popping their heads up every now and then to see if their coworkers are even still there. This Read more »
To better serve our clients and provide more services, Lewis Visuals & John Wratten are merging to become an even greater force in the residential home design industry. You read that right, an award winning architectural firm and a sought-after house design team are merging to form a new company that will remain committed to the needs of their clients while providing a better home design experience. Transforming Lives Through Design The merger is great news for both existing and new clients of John Wratten and will offer clients of Lewis Visuals a new take on their already famous home Read more »
Cladding your home can add beauty and value and give you a sense of pride in ownership that is incomparable to any other home improvement or renovation project you undertake. Whichever cladding material you choose, the biggest factor in deciding to clad your home is cost. The average cost of cladding has gone up in the past decade and many homeowners want to know just how much it will cost before they make the decision to add new cladding to their home. Average Cost of Cladding a House Factors The average cost of cladding depends largely on the material you Read more »
When you live in a single storey home, you will soon find that there isn’t enough space for you and your family. As your family grows, so does the amount of stuff you have. From home furnishings to children’s toys, clothing and more, adding a single storey extension to your home will give you the space you need. What Is a Single Storey Extension? When many homeowners hear the word extension, they begin to see large amounts of money flying out the window as builders begin construction. This isn’t necessarily the case. A single storey extension can add beauty and Read more »
The kitchen has long been the heart of many UK homes. It is where conversations begin and meals are prepared and it is often the showplace of many homes. If your kitchen is beginning to look tired and outdated, perhaps a redesign is what you need. You could add new countertops, more cupboard space and even a central island with cooktop that will let you show off your culinary skills. From Visions to Kitchen Design Ideas Having a vision of your new kitchen and actually implementing that vision into a design and finished project isn’t as easy as it sounds. Read more »
Deciding to add an extension to your home is a big decision but one that can offer a wide range of benefits. From adding value to your home, to adding some much-needed space inside your home for your growing family, an extension is one of the best things you can do to your home. House Extension Ideas Whether you own a single storey or two-storey home, an extension can make it more usable and give you the space you need. At Lewis Visuals, we help our clients choose beautiful, cost effective home extensions that suit their style and their homes. Read more »
What’s the difference between a local architect and a designer? Aren’t they the same or at least close to it? Actually, the terms are not as interchangeable as many homeowners think and the differences will be quite clear after reading this post. When You Need a Local Architect Any time you are building or designing a home, you want to choose a professional for the job. From the design stage through to moving in your furniture, you want everything to go as planned and on schedule. Everyone involved with creating your dream home should be professionally trained and certified in Read more »
Build Magazine brings its readers the latest need-to-know content and updates from across the global construction and property industries. They are often the go-to source for industry information and consumers trust their vendor reviews when searching for everything from an architect, to a finish builder for their existing home renovation or new home build. When to comes to the home design and building industry, Build Magazine is the leader in dependable news, information and advice. Leading London Architectural Firm As London’s leading home and building design firm, Lewis Visuals provides our clients with relevant, up to date home designs that Read more »
Skylights are one of the most effective, least expensive and easiest ways to make over both the exterior and interior appearance of your home. For many homeowners, skylights are immensely popular, because they impart roominess to the interior and add a beautiful view of the sky above into the house. To get the maximum impact from this design element, it is important to understand the size, position and design of skylights. Many people tend to choose the biggest skylight possible, but it’s ideal to keep the size to no more than 5 percent of the floor space if the room Read more »
As we are already entering the early months of 2018, the architecture industry needs to focus on what’s applicable today. New changes in architectural designs are looming and technologies are affecting the way houses and buildings are being both designed and built. Modern architects need to be well prepared for these trends and integrate them into their designs if they are going to remain relevant and successful. For many builders, today’s architectural trends are being driven by materials and innovative construction methods. As architectural design makes use of more modern, eco-friendly materials, those will be seen in the final construction Read more »
Today’s high-end homes wouldn’t be complete without luxurious swimming pools. Homeowners can really go over the top with luxurious pool designs and they can add many new design features that most can only dream of. Due to the more flexible budgets and available options, it is much easier for the designer to adopt new ideas that embody the luxe lifestyle. Mediterranean Oasis Mediterranean style pools look great with large white tiles and deep blue Mediterranean tiles as this design element captures the idea of high coastal cliffs and the blue sea often found in the region. But designers can take Read more »
There is a lot of thought and consideration that goes into the design and building of an eco-friendly home. From the home site and how the land is used, to the appliances and fixtures used in the final build, architectural design firms put a lot of effort into every green home design. Let’s take a look at a typical checklist that many leading architects use to ensure they design an eco-friendly home that meets their client’s needs. Green Siting & Land Use Build within already developed areas. This helps to avoid urban sprawl and the depletion of wildlife and wetland Read more »
We’re pleased to announce that we have been granted planning approval for an extension to a commercial office near Ilminster. We are now producing detailed drawings and getting ready to begin building.
The conversion of this vacant barn in a conservation area aimed to retain the essential character of the building, whilst achieving eco credentials.
We’re pleased to announce that planning approval has been granted for a striking, new two-bedroom, contemporary dwelling in the South Petherton area. Now the exciting phase begins as we see building begin and a new home take shape.
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