It's true in many of the outcomes of these projects but particularly this one. The existing property had been 'cut-up' into a myriad of tight cellular spaces, for instance; the hallway was a lobby, a space at the base of the stair, then a route into the kitchen. Removing all the unnecessary walls and creating vistas both ways from the front to back let in the light and transformed the perception of space. There are obviously techniques to help with this. One is to maintain the same floor finish throughout so rooms don't appear separate and appear to flow from one space to the next.
A material palette of walnut stained oak flooring, worktops in reconstituted stone, high laquered kitchen units and a decked area in hardwood with walnut stain to match the internal floors.
Completion September 2005. Contract duration 12 weeks.