This property renovation in Bristol brought a neglected Victorian house into the 21st century, increasing functionality and natural light into the living spaces. We engaged an architect, structural engineer and Party Wall surveyor to obtain formal approval for the work.
Working with Nick on this project has been a pleasure. He is a man of firm opinions and convictions, and his tastes in furnishings and décor are clearly rather more radical than my own … I have no hesitation in recommending him.
Open Plan Kitchen Diner
The main elements of the project were to remove a load bearing wall and build a small extension to create an open-plan kitchen-diner. This would open out onto the patio through new folding sliding doors.
We fitted a rooflight to the flat roof to flood the kitchen with natural light, along with plenty of recessed LED downlighters. Having shown the client various kitchen styles, he settled on a painted timber shaker design. Considering the complete decorative scheme, we assembled combinations of cabinet colour with wall finish, worktop, splashback and worktop. Our client chose the quartz worktop with blue glass kitchen splashback. We also introduced our client to various options for the appliances. The focal point was the modern range cooker with glazed cooker hood venting through the flat roof.
Hall and Stairs Decoration
The wide 220mm engineered oak floor swept from the hall to the kitchen diner creating a seamless transition between the spaces. We fitted a dramatic striped carpet runner up the stairs and to the first floor landing. Decorators stripped and repainted the stairs and spindles leaving the handrail in natural pine.
Other Renovation Work
We installed an understairs cloakroom, re-felted and battened the roof and decorated throughout. We also installed CAT5 cabling to serve the home network with multi-room music system. Decorating all bedrooms, we supplied carpets, blinds and bedroom furniture.
We even designed and fitted contemporary stained glass panels in the lobby doors, reflecting the original glass that we had repaired.
Our client’s home was completely transformed. He had seen it grow weary over the years, but it is now smart, elegant and welcoming.