It is not plain sailing to renovate our house.
The first time I used the shower valve, I dropped my hand and asked me to run around with a wrench, trying to pry up the floor, with water flowers everywhere.
Then, within 10 days of our move in, the boiler died and we had 8 months without heating and hot water.
We moved here four years ago.
I know I want to be an ecology.
Convert in this House, but the question is: is it even possible for the Victorian terrace?
If so, what do you do?
It all comes down to taking the time to study what options are available.
You don't have to compromise on aesthetics for environmental protection.
You may become green, but it is still to create a beautiful and practical living space.
We need to change how people think about sustainable life, because sustainable life is something that is reserved for those who are a little uncomfortable and shabby --hippie image.
Local reclamation allows us to find the right materials for our house, especially since their products are often made from local materials in the first place.
Simple things like this need a little research, but they can save you money and have a real impact on the environment.
Initially, when you enter the front door, there are two small rooms and a corridor with a small window overlooking the patio behind the house.
We removed the partition wall, opened the space, and extended the sight of the kitchen now, with a glass door to the patio installed.
I designed a fold.
The picnic table outside is made of recycled wood flooring.
This is the perfect place to sit down and read or think, and the place where my cat goes out to play during the day.
The advantage of this table is that when you don't use it, flexibility is crucial in a compact house like this.
There are so many things for everyone now that it may disturb their minds.
However, there are ways to reduce confusion.
There is a lot of technology in the living room here, for example, but you will never know.
We hid the speakers in the ceiling, and a huge projector TV was neatly hidden.
All stereo devices are stored in normal devices, so the space is much clearer.
The kitchen is as eco-friendly as possible.
The counter is made of solvent.
Free resin and broken recycled glass.
I found this dolphin.
The theme base for the table: The Brighton logo I stumbled across at London scrap station.
This is interesting, in good contrast to the surface of the table, which is made of recycled plastic, and the mix of modern and retro can create something interesting and different.
The basement is made up of my studio and it has become unquestionable
Since Katie moved her jewelry workshop here and the bedroom of our daughter Laila, she has started Zen.
The walls that separate the two areas can be pulled back to create more space, with light overflowing from the front window and the courtyard behind.
I like to be surrounded by bits and pieces, including interesting things to collect when traveling.
There's a Moroccan toothpick, a Japanese oak and a nice one.
I have the lucky charm of Peru on my desk, the Nepal horn fruit I found in the Himalayas, and one more --in-a-
Million discovery: a Neolithic cut stone I found on the beach of the Broadstairs.
The floor is made of recycled rubber and leads to a charming outdoor area made of recycled decks and recycled-
In Brighton, there is very little outdoor space to dry out the toiletries.
The study overlooks the small oasis out of which we are filled with rich decorations: potted plants, old-fashioned bird cages, old lanterns and antique mirrors.
There is a hanging chair and bench, covered with cushions and brightly colored fabrics, found mainly in the local market.
I often find the bathroom an underrated space.
I want to make our senses sexy with different materials and speakers so that we can enjoy it like a family.
We have lighting on cobblestone floors and infrared sensors so that it reacts to body temperature at night.
Next door, in our bedroom, we installed fluorescent strips hidden in invisible places.
The back of the wooden bed was made with a rotten fence, and the silver texture was beautiful.
Everything in this House has environmental things, from vintage damask curtains to fair-
Trade organic linen and hemp carpet, natural paint, even chandelier, use lowenergy bulbs.
We have gone beyond the Zen stage with all the clean lines and open spaces.
Now it's about "patching", Hybrid hi-
Technology and retro works create a rich contrast.
I can't imagine how a designer can label a product as "contemporary" if it's not made from a sustainable source.
I am very picky about the design industry.
After all, who needs another chair?
What we need is reusable furniture that does not threaten the environment.
Television works by interior designer Oliver Heath include dressing rooms and family rooms
Founder of Bluston Heath Design
He opened a shop called "ecological center" online. co.
He is writing his third book.
He and his wife Katie and their 18-month-
Laila, old daughter.