Unless you're already living in your dream house, there'll be somthing about your home that could be better. Maybe the layout could flow more naturally, or a lack of storage is the bugbear. Maybe things are fine in summer but draughty in winter. Perhaps access to the garden would change everything. Remedying flaws like these can feel impossible - so much so that many people either put up or sell up. But there are professionals out there who know how to restructure, make use of unpromising corners, retrofit uninsulated tenements... Read our guide for solutions from some of Scotland's top architects and designers, and discover how they unlock a home's potential. We kick things off with a round up of the latest design trends and eco innovations.
The Building & Renovating Guide 2020
Before you embark on a home project, start researching. A brand-new house, an extension or a kitchen conversion, the scale and size of the job doesn't matter, but the quality does. This year's Building & Renovating guide continues to be the definitive source for those who want expert advice from the best in the business...
The Design Directory 2020
Top up your contacts with some of the country’s trade experts in the Design Directory 2020. Read what they say, including what their advice is on and solutions for all types of house-related jobs. Featuring complete renovations to interior decor and building bespoke, this is your ultimate little black book to help you reach your end-of-year goal: domestic bliss.
Building & Renovating Guide 2019
This guide, published every autumn by Homes & Interiors Scotland will help you make the right choices, saving time and money while ensuring high-quality results. Use it as you plan your project and keep it close all the way through to completion: it’s a surefire way to maintain a level head – and turn your dream space into reality.
This special supplement, architecture19, contains profiles of some of the most highly regarded architecture studios in the country, showcasing their inspiring (and in many cases award-winning) achievements. Just like the last two editions in our architecture series, it is essential reading.
The Art Guide 2018
Now in its eighth year, the Art Guide from Homes & Interiors Scotland is designed to nurture your relationship with art – whether that’s an ongoing love affair or the start of something new. To get us on the right path, we turned to those with a passion for the subject, people who help shape the artistic landscape and keep our curiosity buoyant.
The Art Guide 2017
Consider The Art Guide as your partner in artistic endeavours. It will guide you whether you're new to the art world and curious or a devotee already up on what's going on. Read on for auctioneers' insights into what to bid for (and what to avoid), and framers' tips on how to hang your artworks to best effect. The only question we can't answer, though, is why do you want art? That's up to you.
More than twenty of the country's best architecture practices tell us about their specialisms, their awards and the motivations, as they detail some of their most interesting and challenging recent commissions. If you're considering making changes to your home, or would like to build something entirely new, Scotland's architects are at your service.
Building & Renovating Guide 2016
It's all in the planning. That's why our annual Building & Renovating Guide exists - so you can find the best in the business to help you navigate a way through house projects both large and small. This practical reference booklet is full of expertise to get you started.
Design Directory 2015
Think of the Design Directory as your personal consultant: to be interrogated when you come up against all those nagging jobs around the house that feel more painful than pleasurable. Your tired old kitchen needs a refurb - where to start? You need an interior designer to turn your ideas into a living (and liveable) reality - how do you choose one? You need more space - is an extension the only option? To all these questions and more, you'll find the answers here.
The Art Guide 2014
Whether you are new to the whole idea of buying art and unsure how to start, or you already have an impressive collection but are thirsty for new ideas, The Art Guide should be your indispensable companion. You'll find all the essential information you need on galleries and auctions, as well as details of where and how to buy and enjoy art across the country. Look out for Open Studio listings, a selection of the best new books on the subject and where to find one-off pieces for your home.
Design Directory 2014
The third Design Directory is your must-have resource for all house-related jobs. Think of this as your little black book for all sorts of projects, big and small – and ones you didn't even know you needed to tackle. It's full of cutting-edge architectural practices, traditional craftsmen and experts and the very latest technologies. With sme of the best in the business collated here in easy-to-find categories, there should be no stopping you.
Kitchens & Bathrooms 2013
A new kitchen or bathroom is one of the biggest improvements any of us will make. The kitchen is the heart of the home, the room where we eat our meals and update our Facebook statuses as well as cooking and storing food. It has to look fantastic as well as functioning efficiently. The bathroom is our sanctuary and spa, for relaxing and dreaming as well as cleansing, toning and exfoliating. To get you started, we have gathered all the experts you need here.