optimising bedroom space

Optimising Bedroom Space

People often shy away from the idea of combining their bedroom space with another function, but with a well-thought-out design which is suited to the nuances of your space, there is real potential to maximise even the seemingly smallest of spaces. The first part of this article features ideas about how to minimise overall clutter by optimising storage and the second part how to create an effective, multi-purpose bedroom space.

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10 great films for architecture fans

This article is a collation of 10 films recommended by AKKA Architects for their unique architectural perspective. These are not only worth watching for their immersive aesthetic value but also because of their thought-provoking social commentary. Instead of providing a synopsis of each, we have interviewed our architects and share here their insights about the significance of architecture in the films.

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How to implement colour in your home

Following on from our previous article, the way in which you incorporate the colour into your space is critical to achieving your desired atmosphere. In this article we categorise the approaches to colour implementation into three levels. How the colour would best be incorporated is determined by the nature of the existing space you have, as well as the budget available for making these changes.

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2022 colour trends

2022 Colour Trends

Uncertainty about how the pandemic will evolve in 2022 is difficult, but one thing we can be sure of is that we remain optimistic about the future. Entering a new year offers the opportunity to have a fresh start and welcome new things into our lives. Introducing a new colour scheme into your home could be a fantastic way of establishing the kind of atmosphere you would like in your life.

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festive colour schems

Discover your festive colour scheme

It is worthwhile to understand exactly what kind of environment you want to create this holiday season. Perhaps you will be hosting a party or you’re simply wanting to create a cosy atmosphere in which you and your family can spend time together. Whatever the occasion, colour schemes are important for supporting the mood and kind of activities taking place.

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Avoiding and Managing Asbestos

In order to avoid the costly complications of purchasing a home with an asbestos problem, it’s beneficial to be able to recognise the signs and ensure the necessary checks are carried out before you buy a new property. This article aims to provide the basic information you should have about asbestos in residential properties and their renovations.

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Interview: Biennale Architettura 2021

This article enquires into Anna-Marie Mašková’s personal experience of the work showcased at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2021. As a young practitioner entering the field, she offers a valuable perspective on the significance of sustainable design and how it can guarantee to meet the needs of future generations.

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Optimising your workplace acoustics

Architects and interior designers have a critical responsibility to ensure their designs acoustically support the well-being of its users and minimise adverse effects. Discover feasible design features to optimise the acoustics of your office space which can significantly boost employee productivity and well-being.

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Part II: Sustainable home; improving your self-sufficiency

In environmental terms, self-sufficiency can be understood as reducing the pressure you exert on the earth for the resources you need to survive. This article suggests some simple and affordable adjustments you could make in your home which would reduce the carbon footprint of your day-to-day activities.

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Part I: Sustainable home; improving energy efficiency

With the overproduction of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases being the core concern of the climate crisis, our goal should be to use as little non-renewable energy in the functioning of our homes as possible. Read on for advice on how to achieve this in your home and save money in the process!

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Experts’ Interviews: Sam Fuller; workplace experience

Over the past few months, we have been interviewing leading Workplace Professionals in the best companies from around the world. This week, we share the greatly animated conversation our CEO Stephanie Akkaoui Hughes had with Sam Fuller, Workplace Services Manager at Mundipharma International Limited.

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Top 5 DIY interior design mistakes

Your home is a reflection of you. It is one of the few spaces that you have for yourself and can therefore be made into reflection of who you truly are. Designing such an important space might seem like a daunting project, so we’ve noted down a few key things you should keep in mind while designing your dream interiors.

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Things to consider while renovating your kitchen space

When it comes to renovating your kitchen space, there are several factors you might not have considered beyond ensuring the furnishings are resistant to wear and tear. This space plays a crucial role in creating an uncluttered, spacious and functional home. We’ve outlined exactly what we think makes a kitchen perfectly suited to modern working homes.

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Do you really need to hire an architect?

One of the first and most important decisions to make in the renovation process is your team; do you need to hire professionals to help you, and if so which ones? Is a contractor enough? Reading this article could help you decide whether you need to hire an architect for your project or if it is best for you to go at it alone.

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To buy a house pre or post renovation?

When looking to buy a home, you might be asking yourself if you should go for a new, completely renovated house or instead, opt for a property which needs work and choose to renovate it yourself? This article addresses the pros and cons of both and could help you decide which option suits your situation best.

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Home office furniture for a healthier lifestyle

Working from home could well become part of the ‘new normal’ in working lifestyle, therefore we need to turn our attention to the physical and mental environment at home. Creating a home office setup with proper furniture promotes a healthier lifestyle, as well as higher productivity and concentration levels.

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Choose the perfect-fit plants for your office space

There are many benefits to introducing indoor plants in your office space. Some of these include increasing the productivity, creativity, and overall wellbeing of your employees. In this article, we explore a range of indoor plant varieties based on the functions and benefit they may serve.

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The benefits of introducing plants into the workplace

As you prepare to welcome your employees back into the workplace, it might be a good time to reconsider the plants you have in the space. It’s important to take into account the placement and variety of indoor plants based on factors like level of maintenance and the specific context of the space.

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