Our client’s had lived in their house since the 90s, and although the family had grown in number, the size and layout of the property had remained unchanged. They were keen to carry out some remodelling work, and Granit was appointed in the summer of 2016 to provide design solutions to address some of the constraints:
- The original kitchen & dining room were small, cramped and disconnected from the main reception room.
- The through lounge contained a dining table and was used as an unnecessary second dining room.
- There was a limited connection with a generous sized rear garden,
- There was a lack of practical storage and utility space.
The solution was to open up the rear of the ground floor to accommodate a bright, modern kitchen and dining area. One fundamental design principle was to introduce some texture and warmth to the otherwise nondescript rear elevation. This warmth was achieved by the introduction of a cedar soffit both internally and externally. The timber slats are arranged to lead the eye out into the newly re-planted garden.
Contemporary aluminium glazing wraps around two sides of the space providing light and a fantastic view of the garden. The windows sit on the outer edge of an engineered brick plinth, which provides an oversized internal cill for a window seat. A black frame was chosen to complement the timber cladding.
We have neatly concealed a utility room and separate WC within the centre of the floor plan providing much needed functional space.
A refurbishment of the hall and front reception rooms are in keeping with the original property style. We have carefully matched the Period arts and crafts style features such as the decorative architraves and skirtings.
Our clients are delighted with their home and receive regular compliments from friends and family whenever they visit.