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3 open plan kitchen extension ideas to bring the outside in this summer

As the hub of the home, modern kitchen spaces provide much more than a place to simply cook and eat these days. Used for spending time with loved ones, socialising, relaxing, and working, expansive kitchen extensions remove the barriers to the outside for a seamless flow through the space whilst cleverly using the outdoors as an extension of your kitchen.

Is an open-plan kitchen a good idea?

There are so many benefits to creating an open-plan kitchen it’s hard to know where to start! Here are just a few reasons why an open-plan kitchen is a good idea for your next home improvement project:

  • A better layout and flow of traffic
  • Lighter and brighter
  • You can socialise and cook at the same time
  • A multi-functional space that can be used for a wide range of activities
  • More appreciation and enjoyment of your home as a whole.

So, if you’re wondering

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Which is better, conservatory, orangery, or extension?

New conservatories, orangeries or home extensions are 3 of the top home improvements homeowners plan to spend the most money on this year and the next. But which is the best option for you and your family? Well, carry on reading to find out!

What is the difference between a conservatory and orangery and an extension?

Black uPVC gable conservatory

Black uPVC gable conservatory

Typically, conservatories are mainly made of glass and attached to one side of a house. Separated from the rest of the building by external doors and windows, and fitted with its own independent heating system that’s controlled separately from the rest of the house, dwarf wall conservatories with a pitched glazed roof are a popular design variation in the South East.

Often featuring large windows and a flat roof with a glazed lantern, orangeries feature brick pillars and solid sections.

A home extension is a new room or building that’s

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Which is better uPVC or aluminium patio doors?

More often than not, sliding doors are a reliable patio door replacement choice for a variety of home improvements that wish to take the eye further than the living space. Sliding to the side for effortless access between home and garden, natural light intake and cooling ventilation are maximised as well as kerb appeal.

So, you like the sound of sliding patio door replacements, but can’t decide whether uPVC or aluminium patio doors are right for your project…? Well, you’re not alone! Let’s explore the benefits of these popular patio door materials together.

What is the best material to use for patio doors, uPVC or aluminium?

White uPVC sliding patio door

uPVC and aluminium patio doors have quite a few things in common, most notably; they never need to be repainted and are both highly resistant to corrosion and rot. Largely a matter of personal taste, the following differences will help you determine the most

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How can I add value to my house in 2022 and beyond?

Although interest rates are gradually increasing, the cost of living and rising inflation continues to make life harder for a wide section of society. Particularly perplexing for variable mortgage holders based in the South East, the best value-adding home improvements have become a better prospect to make extra money versus the traditional route of waiting for funds to mature in a savings account – as it stands to reason that building a new extension or conservatory now will add value quicker than waiting for the same amount to build up in savings.

Well, a recent study has analysed live Rightmove listings and collaborated with a range of property experts to reveal the best value-adding home improvements. So, let’s look at some of these together.

5 ways to add value to homes in Essex, Suffolk, Hertfordshire & Surrey

Lantern roofs

1. Loft conversion vs extension

The ‘race for space’ is still as real

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Our Show Centres Christmas Opening Hours

From everybody here at SEH BAC, we would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

 

Our Show Centres hours over the holiday break are:

 

Ipswich Christmas opening times

Christmas Eve – Closed

Christmas Day – Closed

Boxing Day – Closed

27th December – Closed

28th December – 10:00 – 16:00

29th December – 10:00 – 16:00

30th December – 10:00 – 16:00

New Year’s Eve – Closed

New Year’s Day – Closed

2nd January – Closed

 


 

 

Colchester Christmas opening times

Christmas Eve – Closed

Christmas Day – Closed

Boxing Day – Closed

27th December – Closed

28th December – 10:00 – 16:00

29th December – 10:00 – 16:00

30th December – 10:00 – 16:00

New Year’s Eve – Closed

New Year’s Day – Closed

2nd January – 10:00 – 16:00

 


 

 

Chelmsford Christmas opening times

Christmas Eve – Closed

Christmas Day – Closed

Boxing

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