Last summer I got the opportunity to take on a large project and complete an entire house! The house was stuck in the previous century and needed to be updated and made suitable for a family to live as a long term rental. Although I wouldn’t be getting to furnish this property, I would be getting the opportunity to re-design the layout, the doors, the kitchen design and bathroom, so was very excited to get the project underway!
We reinstating the original layout by building a wall to create a entrance hallway. The walls were stripped and plastered, the make-shift stair wall was removed and a banister was built. We replaced the old aluminium windows by sourcing some simple Victorian Sliders whilst strictly keeping to the code that they are to look like wood, but chose modern materials to keep the property well insulated.
The kitchen originally had a smaller room at the back (a coal room). The wall was removed to make way for a kitchen-diner. Decades of wallpaper was removed, and the walls stripped back to the brick. We designed the kitchen / diner with plenty of storage and preparation space, making sure the drawers and cupboards were large and soft closing! We built a large utility cupboard to house noisy appliances and a cupboard to house the new combo boiler, plaster boarded and skimmed throughout, added plenty of sockets and switches, and lighting for the modern home and the chosen kitchen was installed.