When you have found the perfect house and then find your family is just about to grow it is time to find more space.
It is relatively easy to knock down a wall or add an extension to get more or bigger spaces, but making them feel a natural part of your home requires an understanding of the dynamics at play. Here, the key factor was recognising the customers need for separate yet interconnected spaces.
The architect proposed removing an area of the ground floor to link the kitchen with the playroom, which really brought the project to life.
Another factor the architect had to bear in mind when designing the renovation was an unexpected need for extra space. The customer had originally bought this house with the intention of doing a complete refurbishment, as it was very dated and poky; on discovering his family was about to get significantly bigger, he realised he also needed to find quite a lot more space.
The answer was to excavate the basement, so the very small cellar was extended to create a bedroom, bathroom, utility room and large playroom. A wall of specifically designed cupboards was built to house the toys, t.v and other paraphernalia enabling the room to be transformed when required into the perfect place for big-screen viewing.