Love it or list it challenge!
Steve and Rachael had lived in their current home for some time and were in debate about whether to love it or list it. They were also considering building a new extension. However on our initial zoom discussion it became obvious that as a couple they didn't actually need more space, they just needed a more efficient use of their existing space to create their perfect home. As the house was due for an update anyway, the decision was made to fund a much needed update and focus on improved space function and organisation.
We started by removing the wall between living room and kitchen, re-siting the kitchen to the front. giving more space for a breakfast bar. The living area now positioned at the back, provided privacy and more seating space, a woodburner and a great view of the garden. The staircase wall was also removed to instal a new battened ballustrade staircase, enabling extra space for a storage cupboard, wine racks and coolers etc underneath. We included another utility cupboard and a small cloakroom area at the bottom of the stairs. The style was clean, contemporary and the open plan arrangement gave a lighter and more iintegral spacious feel than the previous inflexible layout.
Firstly, I just want to say I would 100% recommend Annie, for anyone who is considering anything from a room refresh to a house renovation project. We were embarking on the unknown and were very much in the “love it or list it “ phase. We had taken a view that lack of vision wasn’t helping us make this decision.
From the very first call with Annie, we knew this was the right way to go. Annie was super helpful, extremely patient as we kept changing our minds and direction. Annie spent time understanding how we live and utilise the space we have and helped us come to the decision that re-working the space we had rather than extending was the best way to go.
For us the advice and designs provided by Annie pushed us beyond what we thought were achievable and out of our comfort zone. She covered many options to ensure that we considered everything before landing on final designs. We now have a fantastic whole home revamp project, a clear vision of what we want to achieve and a local building firm eager to get started.