This 70’s bungalow has been brought bang up-to-date with a total renovation and energy upgrade. Our clients focused on insulation throughout, new heating system, electrical upgrade, remodelled bathrooms featuring bespoke cabinetry, storage solutions and all the important finishes…And of course a beautiful new kitchen. Our signature pocket doors allow separation as required between the cosy living room and open kitchen/diner. A home much improved thanks to expert guidance, quality carpentry and fine finishing.
Here is a fine example of how to open up space and introduce light. The complete back wall of sliding glass and custom made roof light allow the lovely leafy aspect in reward. Sycamore completed this rear extension to alter our clients’ home as their family evolved from school going children to adults. Their home now has space for gathering as a family or entertaining friends or simply relaxing. Eva Byrne of Houseology helped with their layout & kitchen design. The challenge here for us was the wet ground with inadequate drainage. We had to allow for substantial foundations, well below standard levels to make sound. Worth it though for peace of mind.
Keen to modernise with a flat fibreglass roof and to ensure the glazing was maximised as high as possible. Our clients decided on triple glazed, alu-clad 2 part sliders with a Turn-Tilt Window to allow easy access for pets, it sits at 2.4m high x 4m wide. We added our signature custom made rooflight and pocket doors to the adjoining living room.
Talk about a blank canvas! Our clients have cleverly given life to this 2 bed bungalow. Clear on their vision they have applied a few simple but effective improvements and modernised this home to enjoy for years to come.
To start, we opened up living space by taking out the wall between the kitchen and front room, allowing a generous room with defined areas for living, dining and cooking. The updated kitchen (by Kitchen World) has everything you’d need and an inviting aspect to the completely landscaped courtyard.
The heating has been upgraded throughout with a new boiler and new radiators. The original back boiler was removed from the chimney breast and a new fireplace (by The Living Room) installed for maximum cosiness.
Of course the bathroom needed complete remodelling and now boasts a rain head shower and touch operation vanity mirror.
Munster Joinery supplied the replacement doors and windows with energy efficient glazing bringing in much-needed light to show off the revived space.
This home has been given a new lease on life and a Mediterranean style courtyard to boot!
“Instead of asking how much will it cost, you should ask how much can you spend.” From The Irish Times – Life & Style – Joanne Hunt – Thu, Apr 16, 2020.
Tailoring a renovation to our client’s budget is our specialty. It is beneficial to know what’s possible within a range rather than discussing ideas and expectations which may be unachievable once the bottom line becomes clear. It is refreshing to see this article distinguishing between market rates for new extension work and all the other costs which come into play once you alter an existing house.