study space and kitchen with huge skylights Contemporary Home Office & Library, London
Photo of a small contemporary study in London with white walls, light hardwood flooring, a built-in desk and beige floors. — Houzz
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Kate Burt added this to
Sign a written agreementIt’s advisable to have a written agreement, signed by both parties, setting out the services you want your architect to provide and how much you’re going to pay for them. Architects typically break down their service into stages that correspond with the building process; these stages include sketch design (preparation of initial proposals), developed design (fleshing out your preferred option including applying for planning permission, where relevant), detail design (preparation of documents for pricing by contractors) and construction (including inspection and certification of the building works).As well as agreeing the overall fee – typically calculated as a percentage of the building costs but lump sums and hourly rates can also be proposed – you’ll need to agree what percentage of the fee is due on completion of each stage. You should also agree a fee structure for any additional work you request of your architect. Make sure you understand what taxes are applicable and what you can expect to pay for outlay such as printing and copying.It’s also useful to have an ‘exit’ strategy in place, in case the project has to be postponed or abandoned, or if either party wishes to cease the relationship at any stage.
Amanda Pollard added this to
Zone the kitchenIf you want to create separate areas in your open-plan space, flooring can help. Here, the kitchen is situated between the office and living space and is highlighted by a different floor material. The warm timber parquet contrasts with large white tiles to differentiate the zones. The stark contrast works here, as it complements other features in the space. The white units and walls frame the white floor, while the wooden island on top ties in with the parquet either side.
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HU-44591866 added this to
study area incorporated in the built in cabinet , a sliding door/180° can be added
Linda Guzman added this to
Nice desk with cabinets above. I like this concept. Cabinet style preference is clean lines with windows so I don’t forget what’s in each cabinet. I don’t think the desk needs to be this long. Perhaps 4’?...