The journey so far...
"Having personally developed properties over the last 18 years, I have often been asked for advice and guidance in helping others with their renovation projects. This gave me the opportunity to share my passion for architecture and design with other families, helping them achieve their property dreams, ambitions and goals." ~ Kristina Barlow, Founder of KLB HOMES.
My name’s Kristina and together with my husband Tom and our three children, we live in a small village nestled in the heart of the Surrey Hills. Whilst working full-time in the corporate world, I used to develop properties on the side. From a very young age I have always had a passion for property development; from doing up unloved homes to old, derelict houses, I simply love the beauty of taking the old and creating it into something new, something for the future.
And so, as a natural result, I have often been asked for advice and guidance to help others with their home renovation projects, giving me the perfect opportunity to channel my true passion for architecture and design, all the while helping others to achieve their dream home.
Over the years and through word-of-mouth, more and more people have contacted me for advice on the planning process, extending their home, converting their outbuildings or just reconfiguring their internal space to better suit their needs. It is this that led me to officially launch KLB HOMES - an architectural design, planning and property development consultancy.
Feel free to follow my adventures on Instagram @klb.surreyhills.
KLB HOMES has been awarded the Trade Mark Surrey Hills, an accreditation and a Mark of local provenance, quality and sustainability. The Award promotes the very best of what Surrey has to offer and celebrates those organisations of high quality that reflect and support the distinct and special nature of the Surrey Hills and who share the values of supporting the local environment.
Michael Gove said "The Surrey Hills Trade Mark awards play an important role in celebrating the high-quality products and services the area is renowned for, and the awardees all deserve our congratulations."
Amidst the hectic renovation work and the daily bustle, my passion for gardening remains strong. Join me on Instagram, where I frequently share posts about the countryside, gardening, and the ongoing journey of home renovation and life's adventures.
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