My clients new build 3 bedroom townhouse in Portobello had a separate kitchen and living/dining room, on a different floor to their garden. The only access to the garden was via a bedroom! The house didn’t suit the way they wanted to live as a family.
This imaginative and cost effective garage conversion relocates the kitchen to the ground floor. The existing kitchen units are reused to save money and wastage, with just a few more units added to create a sociable island. The existing corner sofa is positioned in a new alcove. The dining table looks out to the garden and has room to extend for larger parties. There is a spacious shower room accessible from the hall. The washing machine is located in a utility cupboard to reduce the noise in the kitchen/dining/family room. A good sized garage is retained for storage, which also minimises the cost of new external walls or windows.
Client, Portobello, Edinburgh, Garage Conversion
The general office shall become a living/ dining room with open plan kitchen and large box room cupboard accessed off it. The private office shall become a generous double bedroom with plenty of wardrobe space. A shower room is created by enlarging the existing toilet, thus minimising new drainage. More useful storage is provided in the entrance vestibule, in the position of a former glazed screen, so the bedroom gains privacy too. A stone wall shall be reinstated externally to create a private garden and a screen from the street. The windows and rooflights shall be replaced to meet the heat loss and ventilation requirements. The roof and wall insulation may also be upgraded to current standards.
Conversion of a Category A Listed Building in Edinburgh, New Town, designed by William Playfair in 1820 and more recently used as offices.
The ground floor flat has 2 generous bedrooms and an opulent living room with kitchen located to the rear of the room. A new shower room, en suite and utility cupboard were carefully fitted into a smaller room to the rear.
The lower ground floor flat has 3 bedrooms and a grand living room with kitchen in an adjoining room connected by a new structural opening. A family bathroom and en suite were installed in existing internal rooms.