More Than Just a Home Renovation, This Was a Total Transformation
Our client wanted the home renovation process to entirely reconfigure both the style and layout of their 1960s family home. In terms of decor, they were aiming for an uncluttered, Hamptons-style look and feel, with light colours and rustic-style furniture and fittings. As part of this design concept, they also wanted us to open up the space for them, in order to create open-plan living areas that would produce a more contemporary and versatile floor plan.
Originally constructed in c. 1966, the property had been largely unchanged since that time. This meant that the style of furniture was somewhat dated, with brown the dominant colour, while the pale, striped wallpaper and floral patterned carpets were clearly products of their time. The bathroom (so often the room that shows its age the quickest) was cluttered and inconveniently laid out, while the kitchen was not a particularly welcoming space, with cabinetry and tiling that had undoubtedly seen better days.
In addition to the desire for a more open-plan living space and a reinvigorated design style, there were some key features that the clients wanted us to incorporate into the home renovation process. This meant that retaining the original floorboards was integral to the design concept, while a gas fireplace was a desirable feature that was intended to complement the overall look and feel of the living room.
Other aspects of the project also made a major difference both to the look and liveability of the property. The bathroom renovations in particular changed the existing space beyond recognition, through the removal of the bath tub, enlarging the shower, adding updated fixtures and fittings, and replacing the dated tiles with a much more contemporary style.
Now reinvigorated with contemporary decor, stylish furniture, and a sense of flow achieved by opening up the space, this somewhat dated 1960s property now has a warm yet sophisticated look that makes it a thoroughly welcoming family home. The kitchen renovations, too, were substantial, and resulted in a modern and stylish, yet highly practical space. A new oven and cooktop were incorporated into the design, and there is now significantly more bench space, making the kitchen both more user friendly and less clutter.
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