Re-plan upstairs to create a new master bedroom suite.
Investigate opportunities to integrate a new conservatory.
The house is North facing, with a largely blank windowless South facing wall; so part of our strategy was bring sunshine into dark north facing rooms. Our solution was using glazed screens instead of solid walls, together with new rooflights and well considered artificial lighting. The owners are interested in decorative glass and had a subtle ‘theme’ and colour already established in the house which we used to inspire the design of what could loosely be called ‘Japanese’ sliding screens.
The existing property was typical insofar that it had many decades of piecemeal DIY improvements and decoration on show; a mismatch of shapes, colours and textures. Part of our brief was to [take steps to] unify the house with common materials, colours and features throughout, so that this and any future improvements all fit a final vision. The brief called for high quality natural materials and oak was used for joinery throughout.
Space planning benefited from careful consideration and inventive detailed design; e.g. designing this room partition to envelop an lovely piece of existing furniture, also benefiting the opposite room with built in wardrobes and shelves.