The last decade has seen dramatic improvements in housing design and comfort, meaning older houses, even in spectacular places, can sometimes look rather dated. Following a successful pilot scheme, a new company called Cognatum Services has been launched to provide a personal interior design and project management service to both new Cognatum property buyers and current owners, revitalising older properties with refreshing ideas and introducing colour, comfort and flair.

Most buyers are not looking for a major refurbishment project when they move, but they do want to make their new home comfortable and stylish with state-of-the-art bathrooms and kitchens.

The new venture is designed to provide as little or as much advice and inspiration as required, teaming up with good local craftsmen and contractors to see the work through to completion. For information and advice on home improvements, Cognatum Services can be contacted on 01491 821150 or by email