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If you take a stroll around the lifestyle sites on the Internet at the moment, you’ll likely find most of them talking about something called a ‘Shoffice’. It’s a made-up word derived from ‘shed’ and ‘office’ and has apparently been in use since about 2014, although an entry for it in the Urban Dictionary…

Thinking of building an eco-friendly self build house that’s completely off grid? Well, here’s some help to identify the things you need to think about, and some possible pitfalls to avoid. Water: unless you are lucky enough to have a potable stream through your plot, you’ll need to work out how to obtain fresh…

The events of the last year have changed how many older people want to live and whilst they may wish to keep their independence, they want to be close to family as they become more dependent. At the other end of the age spectrum, many young people cannot afford to move away from home…

Lighting – the very thing we all use to extend the day after daylight ends, but rarely give thought to when planning a home project. Done well, the results can transform the interior, your health and your well being. We asked our friends at Secret Lighting (www.secretlighting.co.uk) for some top tips for your garden…

Here at Scandinavian Homes HQ, we’ve been seeing some gorgeous pictures on social media, taken by people who are furloughed or working from home during Coronavirus lockdown in the UK, and we thought we’d like to showcase some of them. So we put out a call on our various social media platforms, asking people…

With more and more of us having to work from home during the crisis, it’s quickly going to be obvious to both employees and employers that there are advantages and disadvantages to this way of working. On the upside, the coffee’s always on! On the downside, now your neighbour’s teenagers are at home rather…

At Scandinavian Homes, we look at building houses in a different way. We’re not a mass market housebuilder, throwing up dozens of homes on a site with little care what happens to them once we’ve sold them. We’re not an out-of-the-catalogue wooden box builder either. We’re a small family business and friendly team, and…

So, you’re finally going to build your dream home, and you want to make sure it’s also your forever home. There’s nothing worse than the idea of having to move from a house you’ve lived in and loved for decades because your health has deteriorated and you can no longer get up and down…

When you say the words ‘log cabin’, people generally imagine something rustic, tucked away in the woods, probably off grid and no running water, or they think about Center Parcs or similar holiday destinations. And it’s true, there are plenty of log cabins around that meet those descriptions, and they’re quite lovely, but houses…

Are you thinking of creating a new living space in your garden? Somewhere to work in peace, somewhere for the kids to make a noise, or maybe a gym or yoga space to work out and chill out in? We have lots of options available, but you’ll need to think carefully about a few…

Whenever we see case studies of self build projects on TV or in magazines, we’re always surprised at how long the build can take. And yes, it probably will take longer than you hope, because things always do! We are also frequently asked by clients how long they will need to wait for us…

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