Thursday, 10 December 2015

LITTLE CLOAKROOM REFURBISHMENT COMPLETE!




SMALL SPACES - CLOAKROOM





The little Cloakroom refurbishment I have been working on for a lovely local lady is now complete.


SINK BY DURAVIT

At less than 2 metres squared this was a challenging project in terms of space. 

Every millimetre has to work hard and this was key when I was designing the space.


The Cloakroom has also of course to be practical and comfortable to use which has meant sourcing and building bespoke units to scale (small scale).






POCKET DOOR BY SCRIGNO

The whole room was stripped out (for before photos see the end of this post).

First out was the regular door (who's swing took up the entire window wall). 

This has been replaced with a neat pocket door system so that when the door is open the (also small) hall area feels larger and included.





FOR BESPOKE JOINERY SOLUTIONS CONTACT EPID
Panelling built in around the room draws the eye and creates the illusion of space. 




As a result the room looks practical and neat.


The panelling has been repeated in the hall alcove opposite the Cloakroom to make the space feel larger on entering the house. 

This creates a good first impression and one of my client's chief requests was that she wanted visitors to her home to enjoy using the little Cloakroom; we just took it a step further to spill into the Hall.



RYE HARBOUR LIMED TILES FROM FIRED EARTH

Limed wood effect tiles have replaced the original carpet, providing a practical and beautiful alternative flooring solution. 

These have been cut and laid across the width of the room in a random pattern, drawing the eye in and across to the sink unit and mirror.


MIRROR FROM JL








A strategically placed mirror reflects back the hall when the door is open.

The little peg rail beneath the window provides a neat place to hang coats that spill over from the hall and storage has been provided in bespoke cupboards scaled to the space.



BLUE CUPBOARD WITH DOOR KNOBS FROM ABODENT

Paint colours were chosen with care, keeping the floor and panelling light, with bright white woodwork and ceiling to bounce light around from the window. 




A dramatic strip of dark wall adds depth. 

Bespoke wall and sink unit cupboards - and the hall panelling - are picked out in a lighter tone of the blue/gray to bring these slightly forward against the dark colour.



GLASS PENDANT FROM JIM LAWRENCE




LED lighting in the form of a beautiful glass pendant brings everything to life in the evening or on a dark winter's day.





PRETTY GLASS PENDANT



Joinery design incorporates a sink unit, wall cupboard, and panelling with little details for practicalities: 



WALL CUPBOARD PERFECT
FOR ESSENTIALS


SINK UNIT BUILT TO SIZE WITH ROOM UNDERNEATH TO POP YOUR TOES
(ALSO CREATING ILLUSION OF MORE FLOOR SPACE)

GLIMPSE FROM THE HALL
A PLACE FOR EVERYTHING



BEAUTIFULLY FINISHED ARCHITRAVES REFLECTED IN THE MIRROR AND A  HEATED TOWEL RAIL TO KEEP THE ROOM NICE AND TOASTY

THE WC FITS NEATLY
AROUND THE CORNER
UNDERNEATH THE
WALLCUPBOARD
TO THE RIGHT THE SKIRTING BOARD CONTINUES....
BUT CONCEALS THE STOPCOCK FOR MAINS WATER
SUPPLY INTO THE HOUSE 




Previously the boxing in the corner to the right of the WC continued all the way to the ceiling but investigation revealed that this wasn't necessary. Incorporating the boxing as part of the panelling design has allowed for more wall space and a place for my client to display favourite accessories. 





DETAILS OF THE MIRROR ABOVE THE SINK UNIT

PAINTS BY ZOFFANY, CROWN AND DULUX

LEVERED TAP BY BURLINGTON 

 
A BEAUTIFUL NATURAL OAK THRESHOLD COMPLETES THE LOOK


My client is very much enjoying using her new-look space.


HAPPY CLIENT = HAPPY ME!


LOVE SMALL SPACES


BEFORE PHOTOS: