The client is a female who currently lives in Hertfordshire. She acquired the flat for work. She likes rich colours and properties with character.
The property is a lower ground floor flat of 37.9 SQ M ( 408 SQ FT), set on the corner of a road of terraced victorian houses. It was bought at action and required plenty of work including a new kitchen, bathroom, double glazed windows and structural alterations.
The original layout made the flat even more petite, producing just one decent room at the front of the property. The side corridor was dark and dingy, with no access to natural light.
The flat will be used as a rental property eventually.
- Maximise the space available
- Work around the awkward angle of the walls
- Add a separate bedroom
- Bring as much light inside the flat as possible
Restoring the original charm of the old victorian building, whilst using a more contemporary colour scheme.
The first step was to remove the corridor , opening the circulation to the middle of the property and allowing the light to flow freely through the building.
The bathroom was dismantled and a wet room was placed on the other side of the building.
Removing the plasterboard ceiling added an extra foot to the ceiling height on the main room.
Victorian details like ceiling moulding , ceiling roses and tall skirting boards were added to try to reproduce the original features that were long lost.
The biggest chunk of the budget was used in structural and architectural fixtures, new double glazed sliding doors to the rear, new bathroom, kitchen, wood flooring throughout, fireplace and so forth. As a compromise most of the furniture had to be bought from local second-hand shops or from IKEA and painted accordingly the proposed colour scheme.
- Location: Finsbury Park, North London, UK
- Area: 37.9 SQ M ( 408 SQ FT)