The clients wanted to maximise the space as much as possible and make their flat feel larger.
In order to achieve an open-plan living room and kitchen area, wer elocated the kitchen to where the bathroom was previously and punched an opening into the structural wall. What used to be the kitchen was merged with the former single bedroom, thus creating an improved layout with two external windows. This new arrangement allowed for the relocation of the bathroom and the addition of another guest WC, which was not possible before. The new bathroom is now adjacent to the single bedroom and has a slot window in the shared wall, allowing natural light to flow in.
Energy efficient lighting was installed, as well as new plumbing and underfloor heating throughout, to add aesthetic uniformity and reduce clutter. All windows were replaced with double-glazed, timber sash windows.
We also designed storage solutions and joinery items, including a floating sideboard in the living room, walk-in wardrobes, storage for utilities and doors with overhead windows to let light into the rooms.
The selection of materials was kept to a minimum so that the flat would feel 'streamlined' and not too busy. This restriction was echoed in the choice of colour palette to enhance the space in terms of size and fluidity. White-washed oak flooring was laid throughout, except in the bathroom and WC. The bathroom was tiled in white marble, while the guest WC is fully tiled in white hexagonal mosaic. All the walls and joinery are painted white. Layers of colour were added through the choice of loose furniture.
Finding clever solutions for storage, while not sacrificing spaciousness, was important. This is particularly evident in the kitchen layout which, although compactl, still manages to house all the standard appliances and storage functionalities.
Two structural changes completely transformed the space: the first was the relocation of the kitchen, making it open plan and part of the living room; the other, the removal of one wall and consequential addition of a window to the single bedroom.
“Amos and his team designed and project managed the remodelling of our 1970's flat conversion. His knowledge and experience were the key to the success of the project as he organised contractors and suppliers for us as well as providing invaluable advice at all stages.” - The Client