DESIGN & BUILD
This Victorian house was a new purchase with a need for update and renovation. The house had a ground floor bathroom off the kitchen that was cold, old and very inefficient. We were asked to look at the layout and recommend a new open plan living space as well as create a revised location for the bathroom.
OPEN PLAN KITCHEN
We suggested a large open plan kitchen and rear garden room extension, with folding doors opening fully straight out on to the garden. The previous small entrance was made into a grand entrance with high double doors leading into the reception room.
We divided the staircase and main door and entrance to the basement from the main house, producing a compact and warming effect. Large crystal lights and pendant lights added a wow factor as you entered the living space.
The kitchen and bathroom space was demolished, and with planning approval, a new extension to the rear was created as a garden room. The kitchen was planned to be central to the space leading to both the double reception to the front and rear garden room with vaulted ceiling and roof lights to the left creating the extra light the client needed.
Seamless flooring across the ground floor was an innovative Far Infra Red system built into the floor
boards themselves, taking up no extra space and heating the body, not the empty space, so both cost effective and efficient.
The bathroom was moved to the first floor into one of the bedrooms, still allowing space to create two loft bedrooms when the client was ready.
A large soaking tub central to the wall with integral taps was a must have for the client. A large walk-in rain shower with fully tiled walls and Led lights was the desired luxury item, as was a large basin in the client's favourite colour, green. The bathroom was a large well-planned area with views over the garden.
The basement was tanked and cleared to create a bright utility room and storage space.
Nicholas Sunderland from NSI Interiors was responsible for the design and project management of an extensive renovation of my recently purchased Victorian house. The house was in a poor state with a damp, unusable bathroom in a lean-to at the back of the house, not only blocking out light but also obscuring the view of the garden. Nicholas suggested moving the bathroom into one of the upstairs bedrooms and building a back and side extension bringing in much needed light and opening out the back of the property directly into the garden. The design of the open plan living room, dining area, kitchen and garden room is stunning, as is the new bathroom. A cold, damp original cellar was converted into an extremely useful utility room, housing the washing machine and tumble dryer and giving me a great deal of additional storage space. Nicholas was responsible for the project from the initial design to completion and for liaising with the architects, the local council and the building firm which he sourced. He worked very closely with me to ensure the house was exactly what I wanted and his advice and ongoing assistance throughout was invaluable. He was extremely responsive, allaying the fears I had about undertaking such a major project. I now have a beautiful home which is much admired by guests and which I am very happy to live in. Nicholas is an amazing designer and project manager and I would recommend him to anyone wishing to transform their home.