This project, situated in the heart of Kensington & Chelsea, made use of our general building expertise to transform a once outdated, oversized and poorly located En-suite (6 steps down from the main bedroom) into 2 new rooms – a modern and compact bathroom as well as a new study/bedroom. Our designers first met with Sheila to discuss what she wanted to change and achieve by undertaking a redevelopment project. We quickly noted her annoyance at having to descend so many steps to use the lavatory, this was also causing a problem for her elderly father when visiting. Sheila also commented on the lack of storage within the existing bathroom as well as her desire to create another room within the available space, so as to add a small office to the flat, but was unsure as to whether such a thing would be possible. After taking the appropriate measurements and surveying the existing plumbing and electrical situation our designers came back to our offices and began creating plans to accommodate for Sheila’s needs.
After discussing the project with our Director, Luis Pardo, who’s wealth of experience in construction vastly helps when undertaking works outside of a standard bathroom renovation, the team managed to produce plans and 3D renders (see in images) of the proposed bathroom and office which met all of Sheila’s needs. The plans were presented to Sheila in the comfort of her home and she was immediately surprised at the ingenuity and the level of thought which had gone into accommodating her requirements. The existing bathroom would be split into 2 rooms. The first would be an elevated bathroom with storage for a washing machine and tumble drier, a walk in shower with a niche and a hanging toilet with a disguised mirror cabinet above it, making use of the new partitions. The elevated floor would also allow for the creation of storage below the bathroom accessible from the new study. The new study would make use of the fantastic Victorian Window overlooking the garden providing ample natural light. The dimensions would allow for a single bed to placed within the new room with sufficient space to move around it if so required.
The next step was to produce a fixed quote for the proposed work which was happily accepted by Sheila, who then chose to make use our in-house interior design service to help choose and fittings and tiles in order to create the final modern and light finish visible from the images.
The awkward and oversized bathroom was separated roughly in half providing enough storage within the bathroom to fit a washing machine, dryer, walk-in shower and hanging toilet, whilst also allowing for a single bed to fit comfortably within the study. The bathroom floor was then elevated to provide storage below the bathroom accessible from the new study. The development also consisted of creating a new bespoke staircase, created out of pine, as well as a bespoke cupboard to house the white goods. The tiles, chosen from the Dover range at Porcelanosa, by our in-house interior designer were selected due to their creamy white colour and sandy texture which matched the décor in the rest of the flat. The feature wall was chosen to add visual depth to the bathroom whilst balancing the different shades of creams against the other colours in the bathroom creating a modern yet classic finish without overpowering the rest of the room. The fittings were chosen from our in-house catalogue and included items from Duravit, Grohe, Crosswater and Hansgrohe.