The days of open-plan living might be over: is broken-plan better?

  The open-plan layout was once seen as the pinnacle of modern living. But after a year of restrictions that have seen many spending a lot more time at home, some interior designers and architects are beginning to introduce a new concept; broken-plan living. It’s no secret that open-plan living isn’t for everyone. After all, … Continued

Four things you can do to improve your home this year

We may be half way through the year – but there’s still so much you can do to make the most of your living space and improve your home this year.  Since we’re all spending a lot more time at home these days, many of us are realising that our homes are not cut out … Continued

So you’re planning a renovation? Here’s what you need to know

Planning a home renovation can be stressful and you might have lots of questions and concerns – that’s where we come in. HOKO has made the process of planning and executing a renovation project as simple and enjoyable as possible.  Don’t know if the design is affordable? We do a full cost plan before Planning … Continued

What are the top 3 reasons people put off using an Architect?

So you want to make improvements to your home – but you’re not sure about working with an Architect? We get it, we’ve listed the top reasons people put off using an Architect and why HOKO is different. “I don’t know if I can afford what I want” “I won’t be able to change my … Continued

How to make your perfect home office

Without a home office, It’s hard to be productive from the kitchen table. It’s the heart of the home – it’s not designed for work. In a few short months, we’ve gone from eating a Pret sandwich at our office desk to eating full family dinners at it.  By creating a separate space, you can … Continued

HOKO has grand designs on UK expansion following six-figure investment

Major cash injection will allow Scottish start-up to begin hiring plan to become UK’s go-to residential architect Less than a year after launch, a Glasgow-based residential architecture start-up is set to begin an ambitious UK expansion plan after securing significant investment.   The total £400k raised will allow the technology-enabled architecture platform to begin a … Continued

Could a loft conversion add value to your home?

Loft conversions are one of the most popular forms of home improvement projects around, and with good reason. Not old are they an effective way to create additional space in your home, repurposing a part of the house that is often left to contain nothing more than Christmas decorations or memorabilia can even add value … Continued

Is a garage conversion worthwhile?

We all want to use our space effectively. Most of the time, that space is limited, so squeezing out every last bit of potential is essential to make your home the best it can be. One way to do this is to consider having a garage conversion.  If you have a garage attached to your … Continued

The coronavirus could transform the way we think about our homes

The world constantly evolves, but our current situation has accelerated the pace of change beyond what any of us thought was possible. Only 9% of people say that, post-pandemic, they want life to return to “normal” according to a recent poll.   How will this affect the way we use our homes?   This temporary … Continued

Why using the right architect can save (and make) you money

Nobody likes spending money. If you’ve made the decision to spend money, you want to make sure that every single penny is working as hard as possible for you. It’s absolutely vital to use the right architect and we could list 100 reasons why finding the right architect will save you time and money. But who’s … Continued