A trip to help care for an ailing relative required me to stay over in her cold, draughty and somewhat uninviting old house. The house itself is gorgeous, an exciting design in its day. Unfortunately years of the same family having the house, it had never been updated properly. In the 1970s an attempt was made to bring some modernity – a boiler was installed iand a handful of radiators fed from that. The rest of the house had storage heaters. I don’t recall ever staying there when the heat generated conincided with the times I desperately needed it.
The house has now been completely transformed. When the aunt died and her sons got their hands on it, they wasted no time in bringing in a home interior studio to discuss their desire to bring some efficiencies into the home. The result is a constantly warm, easily maintained home that doesn’t cost the earth, literally, to run it.