Clever thinking here between our clients and their architect around reconfiguring this two bed terrace back to three. The home feels rejuvenated and everything has it’s place and purpose. They’ve achieved an overall sense of space and flow throughout and a terrific paint job brings it all together.
The box room had previously been turned into a bathroom but our clients needed the bedroom back. By stealing a little of the main bed, the architect was able to create a landing and new bathroom and return the third bedroom. Much-loved original doors were matched to retain the character. By replacing the solid wall with a bannister we opened up the landing to allow movement between the new spaces and of course we added light! Lots of light!
Skylights let light filter into previously dark spaces. Adding a skylight over the stairs here, allows light to flood the stairwell, diffusing down to create a more welcoming entrance hall below as well. It also visually enhances the height and space of the house as the stairs are not capped or constricted by a solid roof overhead.
The new bathroom is bang up-to-date and feels spacious. The simple reason for this is again a skylight, an important addition in a bathroom without windows, letting natural light into a space that would otherwise have none. In this instance it is positioned over the bath so that light is diffused over the sink and mirror rather than being directly over it.
Downstairs we widened the double doorway to create a better flow from kitchen to dining room and on to the back garden. The half wall maintains a little separation without needing to remove a load bearing wall and so did not require steel works. This minor but clever alteration improves functionality and flow and generally enhances and modernises the space.