The house built in the late 1970’s, was in reasonable condition and consisted of 4 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, cloakroom, living and dining rooms, kitchen/dining space and utility room. The décor and layout were poor, lacking cohesive feel. A major part of the brief was to work with the clients to bring the kitchens and bathrooms up to standard creating a cohesive feel and to do this for a very tight budget. A great deal of the design work and project costing (6 months for this stage), prior to work on site, was taken up with achieving the budget of less than £60,000. This was achieved by being extremely creative with the designs by using pre existing furniture and updating where appropriate and feasible. Items from discount retailers as well as trade suppliers.
The lighting was co-ordinated throughout using matching wall and light fixtures. Energy saving bulbs were specified throughout. In addition sockets were added to remove the unsightly and dangerous extension leads, which littered the house. The flooring was addressed throughout with FSC certified wood on the ground floor, marmoleum in the utility room and British wool carpets on the stairs and first floor. The colours and decoration were co-ordinated throughout.
The success of the project can be summed up by the client feedback “I am over the moon with the house, and my family thought it looks absolutely fantastic. I now get a deep sense of satisfaction and feel calmer when I walk through the front door.”