Practical and playful
Heating, ventilation and lighting are areas that Andy recommends giving thought to and discussing with your electrician. He says power point placement for heaters and fans often gets overlooked and can make a big difference to comfort in a home.
Lighting is an area with a lot of room for creativity too, and Andy is a fan of mixing things up rather than just having downlights in every room. “You can put strip lights in cool places or do low level lights, or wall lights, or freestanding lights – things like that are just a little bit different,” he says.
“There’s nothing special about a really bright room, but when you have a lamp in the corner of a sitting room or a hallway that comes on with a timer, then that can create a cool little quirk or something a bit different in a home.”