Untouched for several years
The house had practically been untouched for several years. Having been the perfect spot for them and having a lovely garden, they saw the potential that the house held.
The brief was to look at designing a new kitchen. The current kitchen was very small and dated with an old-style pantry taking up a large amount of space. Our fact find with the clients highlighted that ideally, the whole kitchen and dining room space would become one social space.
We wanted to achieve one room that offered a streamline kitchen, that offered both functionality, great looks, ambient and natural light and a room for the whole family to use.
Our builders set to work. We removed the several walls and this really opened up the room and let extra light through. The ceilings were plastered for a seamless look once all the building work had been completed. Inset lighting was then added to the kitchen area to give a nice bright light alternative when cooking. New radiators were installed at the same time making sure that the new open plan room had plenty of warmth.
Our clients opted for a streamline kitchen in Dakar with flush line handles mounted on the top of the doors. A laminate grey wood effect work surface with complementing up stands to complete the contemporary feel of the room
The opening up of the space allowed the creation of a central island unit with a huge amount of storage to maintain a fresh clutter-free living space, incorporating the hob was placed on the island creating a social cooking area.
The potential the clients saw in this old and tired home has been realised and now they have a sociable space in which to relax and cook. In summer, they can open the doors to the garden to create the real party room that aligns with the family’s outgoing friend personality’s.
They were so pleased that 4 months later we were asked to redesign the bathroom and offer a storage solution for the hallway.
The bathroom brief was as the kitchen, functional and practical but well designed and create a sanctuary to relax in.