My area of expertise is interior design and refurbishments, kitchen and bathroom fitting and improvements. During my professional career I have mastered various aspects of the general building trade, which as an interdisciplinary discipline requires comprehensive knowledge. I studied construction engineering in the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Architecture and followed it with a year as an apprentice in an architectural design studio. Both provided me with the theoretical background in structural engineering, skills and the ability to look at the buildings in wider spectrum etc. Thereafter, I was improving my practical skills working on renovating historic buildings with traditional crafts for The Ateliers for Conservation of Cultural Property. After moving to Scotland, I have continued with similar projects: I have worked on renovating several A-listed buildings in Edinburgh. This allowed me to gain detailed knowledge about materials used in historic buildings and how to combine them with modern ones.