Having not been redecorated in over 15 years, this living room was in desperate need of some attention. Bright red carpet was removed and stunning parquet flooring installed to set the tone for this atmospheric room. A deep grey for the walls and woodwork made the room seamless in design giving a sumptuous feeling of more space. Luxurious finishes of velvet, leather and quality metals lend to an opulent, rich feel where the owner can relax in the evenings.
This impressive large kitchen extension was added to a traditional 1930's semi-detached. The garden sloped downwards from the house so large steps were necessary for the flow into the kitchen area. The old kitchen was transformed into a utility room and the previous dining area is now a large open, light snug/dining area.
A beautiful Victorian Semi-Detached home needed an additional bedroom and bathroom. Set in a conservation area planning was extremely difficult and the permitted planning area was much smaller than originally required. However, careful use of space and bespoke fixtures and fittings allowed for a designed double bedroom and shower room with large roof window fittings to increase light.
Strong colours have been used to give this handsome Edwardian home a simple makeover
Quite a complex brief for the back of this 1930's semi detached home. The main area was being used as a living room and the sun room as a playroom which left the middle part quite redundant and unused. It housed a very large dated brick fireplace that took most of this side elevation and made the room quite narrow.
Fiona Duke Interiors suggested that the living room was moved to the front of the house which would allow for this room to become a dining/snug/play area. The dining area is quite a dark room but we embraced this by using strong wall coverings and reflective materials. By removing the dated large brick fireplace it made the room instantly feel much wider. A clever 'electric' log burner also brought much needed warmth to the room.
The back part of this room was then created into a 'snug' area for the children and the sun room into a well organised play area.
Large kitchen/diner extension into side return and loft extension to create 2 bedrooms and a bathroom. This refurbishment was done in 2 stages. Firstly the extension into the side return which has opened up the kitchen area into a large kitchen/diner/family room. The area has been ‘zoned’ into kitchen space then dining and casual seating area with bespoke wooden doors onto the garden. A glass internal fixed window has been fitted to the living room directly off the kitchen to create a separate ‘snug’ area but maintain light.
photo credits: Rachael Smith
For many years this room had been used as a 'dining room'. However, with a growing family, the need for an additional reception room became far greater than having a separate dining room and it was decided that this room would be changed into a relaxing 'grown-up' living area. Dark walls, exotic wall coverings and luxury furnishings and finishes that compliment the original features within this 1930's room, have transformed this space into a beautiful 'escape' for the owners.
The brief for this large kitchen/diner space was to 'refresh' the current space using a limited budget. The worktops and units were actually in quite good order but some dated wall units were removed (the old fashioned 'corner' units' and decorative top units) to give a more contemporary finish. In addition, a new cooker hood was installed, new D bar handles applied and all the units were then painted. Striking wallpaper was then added to the dining area to zone this area and new furniture installed - chairs, benches and leather bar stools. Beautiful porcelain pendant lights were added to the breakfast bar. A blackboard area was created within the kitchen area and new boxed crates were added above some of the units for additional storage.
The original bathroom was very tired and the aim was to completely remove all current fixtures and fittings and rework the layout to allow for a large walk in shower. By moving the bath to near the window a large walk in shower was possible and luxury porcelain tiles and a dark paint finish created an impressive family bathroom.