renovation projects

the brief

My latest renovation project involved working with a property developer on a rental property located in London, Battersea.

The property was in dire condition when purchased and
needed significant modernisation. On the plus side, the
building had a beautiful character which I wanted to enhance.

The brief was to modernise structural and internals for a three-bedroom flat. The potential renter could be a family or young professionals who work in London or need good links from Clapham Junction station.

The property needed to be completed to a high standard
with good quality finishes.

the floor plan

Before any designing can take place the project needs to start with a floor plan, which calls for a site survey. I carry out all the site surveys myself and draw up the plans to scale that way I can ensure furniture and fittings fit within the space. ​

Once completed we can see the layout of the
existing property, a good point to make structural changes and enhances the fit for rental purposes.

In this project we made a few changes by converting one of the small rooms into a second bathroom, knocking through the bathroom and toilet to combine into one and a new install of the kitchen.

As an interior designer, I wanted to introduce as many mod-cons as possible whilst still retaining the character features of the property.

The fireplace and high ceilings were a great starting point in the interior designing process.

The designs were created to appeal to a large market therefore a neutral pallet of grey with warm and fresh tones were introduced for the bedrooms.

building regulations

Commercial interior design projects are more fast-paced than
residential interior design projects and tend to have more
constraints and tighter budgets.

Whilst working on this project there were a number of
regulations and constraints I had to consider when designing,
such as including fire rated doors, easy to clean and maintain
bathroom and using cost saving materials.

the right materials

Upon entering the property, it was evident that there was a
lack of natural light, which meant getting my interior designer
hat on and finding the right materials and colours to enhance
the property to look brighter and more welcoming.

I used white gloss kitchen cabinets to reflect light and easy to
clean. Using roller blinds maximised the amount of light
entering the room as well as adding a number of spotlights in
the kitchen and along the hallway skirting board.

3D design

3D design is a great way of showing my clients of what the space could look like. For this reception room the corridor needed to be extended to accommodate a second bathroom. As you can see the 3D design is virtually the same as real life construction. This gave my client a good idea of what to expect, how far the partition wall would and what it would look like before going ahead with the construction work.

Final Reveal

Here’s the final reveal of the living room fully furnished and completed, what a transformation!

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