My client’s substantial property in Morningside, Edinburgh, was made up of several disconnected rooms. The former maid’s quarters to the rear had a kitchen downstairs and the family bathroom upstairs.
The kitchen was relocated to the former dining room. A wall was taken down to open the kitchen up to a new dining/family room. Giant double doors connect this space to the formal living room, whilst still allowing separation. A multi-functional utility room and study overlooking the garden was fitted into the former kitchen. Upstairs a new guest bedroom with en suite was installed in the former bathroom. A new family bathroom was constructed in the huge bedroom to the front of the property.
This 3 bedroom house in Mountcastle, Edinburgh was in need of complete refurbishment when we purchased it in 2016. My partner, a chef, was insistent that a 800 mm wide induction hob was required despite the small space!
The feature oak lined hatch, connects the kitchen and living room, whilst maintaining separate rooms. This is useful for keeping an eye on the children and for hiding from them! The large 800 mm wide induction hob doubles as extra worktop and space for placing hot dishes from the oven. The sink is placed close to the window to maximise worktop space. The height of the wall units was determined by the stair bulkhead on the ceiling and the existing hatch below. Because the wall units all align and are set down from the ceiling, this increases the feeling of spaciousness. Integrated appliances maintain the streamlined look.
Client’s often want to take down the wall between their kitchen’s and dining rooms. So here is one example of the detailed information I provide for a building warrant application. Its a much more spacious sociable space as a result.
My client’s 1 bedroom ground floor flat in Abbeyhill, Edinburgh had the smallest shower room I have ever seen.
A structural beam was installed to enlarge the room and create more space for the shower. Although still a small room, there is now the space to move required by the building regulations. Double doors installed in the place of a window greatly improve this flat by creating direct access to the garden.