Case Studies

Where should I store my surfboard or paddle board in my Bournemouth home?

24/05/2024, by Laura Simpkins, 0 comments


Here at Pride Road New Forest & Bournemouth I am lucky to live next to the sea. Watersports are a…

What’s New in Kitchen Design

29/04/2024, by Laura Simpkins, 0 comments


What’s New in Kitchen Design With thanks to Herbert Williams Kitchens, Romsey, Hampshire, https://herbertwilliam.co.uk/ I had a great trip to…

5 Top Tips for Avoiding Cold Weather Damage to your Home this Autumn

19/09/2023, by Laura Simpkins, 0 comments


As we receive news of the first frost of the year, it’s time to think about our homes and what…

Rooftop Design and Loft Conversions in Poole

01/02/2023, by Laura Simpkins, 0 comments


Poole is a stunning coastal town in the south of England, known for its beautiful houses, serene harbour, and maritime…

#FeatureFocus IKEA faves from the Pride Road team

05/01/2023, by Laura Simpkins, 0 comments


The Pride Road Team’s top 6 items from IKEA The Pride Road team loves a trip to Ikea. We are…

Relocating to Ringwood: What Should I Know?

21/06/2022, by Laura Simpkins, 0 comments


If you’re looking to buy your first home or you want to move into a larger space, then Ringwood could…

Life in Christchurch, Dorset – A Short Moving Guide

21/06/2022, by Laura Simpkins, 0 comments


Christchurch is undoubtedly a spectacle of the southern coast. It has gorgeous views, perfect pubs, and adorable shops. But if…

Why is Southbourne a Viable Choice For a Move?

21/05/2022, by Laura Simpkins, 0 comments


Southbourne is a beautiful rural town in Dorset. It has everything that you could possibly need and more. The people…

Hybrid Working, Multipurpose Rooms and Decluttering in Your Home

16/05/2022, by Laura Simpkins, 0 comments


Hybrid working presents lots of challenges, distractions and duties in our homes, watch Residential Architect Laura Simpkins discuss some of…

5 Things Your Architect Will Do That You Might Not Have Thought Of

23/02/2022, by Laura Simpkins, 0 comments


5 things your architect will do that you might not have thought of 1 – Design with one eye on…

5 Reasons Why You Should Move To New Milton

21/02/2022, by Laura Simpkins, 0 comments


New Milton is a small market town in southwest Hampshire with just over 25,000 people. The location isn’t as well…

All I want is a Utility Room!

21/07/2020, by Laura Simpkins, 0 comments


After the kitchen island, this is the main thing I hear from clients that would make their life, or at…

20 Top Tips for using your home efficiently during Lockdown

07/04/2020, by Laura Simpkins, 0 comments


Adapting to life under lockdown has been a learning curve for everyone. Here’s Laura’s tips for maximising your space for both work and play.

Outstanding Ofsted school catchment areas in New Forest and Bournemouth

30/12/2019, by Laura Simpkins, 0 comments


If you’re living in Mudeford and Christchurch – then you’re living in the catchment of an Outstanding School. With three…

Should I get an architect to help with my house extension in the New Forest & Bournemouth area?

30/12/2019, by Laura Simpkins, 0 comments


You may not have considered that you would contact an architect for a small project such as a house extension….

Downsizing in Dorset

27/12/2019, by Laura Simpkins, 0 comments


Given that the average age for downsizing is 64, it was no surprise that our clients chose to move to…

An innovative New Forest house extension

18/12/2019, by Laura Simpkins, 0 comments


This substantial extension with double height living space and large family kitchen illustrates the value in having a qualified architect…