Each year, the awards highlight some of the best new property extensions to grace our soils, and aim to encourage homeowners to revamp existing structures with modern architecture.
Recently, the Government announced the demolishment of some iconic - albeit disheveled - UK estates. The demolition has been met with criticism from the 20th Century Architecture Society, who warned that razing the 60s structures to the ground could lead to “architectural tragedy”. Such “architectural tragedy” threatens many a valuable period property, so why not take inspiration from some of the top trends to come out of the “Don’t Move, Improve It” shortlist and give your home a new lease of life?
Many of the shortlisted architectural and construction entries featured loft conversions or roof extensions. Such designs give you additional space with unique character, without you having to extend beyond your current plot.
You’re no longer restricted to just going up or out if you want to expand your home. A sunken roof terrace and basement cinema were among some of the innovations selected for their architectural excellence - making the most out of space you already have.
This was a standout trend in the shortlisted properties, and resulted in some stunning visuals and demanding designs. Excellent properties included the integration of extensive glass walls into a Bloomsbury residence, and two story high windows in a traditional London terrace.
Take a look at the “Don’t Move, Improve It’ 2016 Awards shortlist for yourself, and discover the impact of successful renovations, remodels and build replacements for yourself. There’s so many different ways and ideas you can use to customise your home. For more information on home improvements contact ustoday!