A traditional Edwardian terraced-house in Merton, London required a programme of updating and modernising to the ground floor.
The existing configuration was very typical of the era; formal living and dining rooms but at the negative expense of a very small unusable galleria kitchen. It appeared to be ‘top heavy’ in its use given the property has 4 large double bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.
The existing internal ground floor space offered a decent footprint but doubling the floor area gave a larger kitchen, utility and ground floor W.C.
The original dining room was increased by 60% virtually adding another reception room, making it 3 in total to the ground floor.
The client had a brilliant attitude towards design and wanted a traditional look externally but warmed to the idea of vaulting the ceilings with double roof lights over.
The natural light flooding in gives ways to some exciting lighting levels. The execution of finish is exquisite and this project was all about the high-end kitchen fitted. It made for a pure focal-point and the colours and materials used harmonised with the rest of the property.
One of BESPRAK’s favourite projects. It goes to prove that any space, large or small, has the ability to be transformed with a bit of thought, imagination and consideration.