There are so many new choices out there for making our homes appear bigger and more spacious. One key area is the patio – being able to have bi-fold doors across the back of the house ca make a tremendous difference to quite a lot of homes. Not all, of course. In my own case, the back garden points the wrong way for a light sunny breakfast outside. The way to achieve these brilliant upgrades to our current standard of domestic bliss, is to engage the services of a proper design studio that specialises in home renovations and modifications from the inside out. It needs a designer with an real eye for the technicalities – the ability to maximise light and shade, how the building work can be accommodated around the family. They also know how to draw up plans and have them approved where necessary. This knowledge is vital and worth paying for – it will save thousands in the long run.