After taking in the space, asking the right questions and refining what the couple needed, we soon realised there was a better way to tackle this project. A way to give the client something better than they presumed possible. We did it by designing upwards.
Scoping out the neighbourhood, we soon realised many of the surrounding houses had gable roofs – which opened up the potential to add to the cramped and boxy space upstairs. We refocused the brief, drawing out plans for a light, and airy stairway and landing area, a redesigned master double, a separate bathroom, and the extra bedroom they needed – along with shed loads of storage.
With the extra rooms now making better use of the attic space, the couple no longer had to build into their garden for the additional bedroom space. This meant we only needed to build a small extension downstairs to create the indoor/outdoor dining experience they’d always wanted – and the space to stretch their legs too.
Our clients decided to use Jewell Construction Ltd who were recommended to them by friends. We were so impressed by their work and finish, that we’re now proud to call them Marraum collaborators.
Now, alongside the clients' great taste combining fine-wood finishes, organic textures and all-round great style, the space we imagined is making an impact in an understated and useable way.
In fact, passing by the house from the street, you’d struggle to notice any real difference to the size of the property, which is cleverly hidden at the back. So much so, that when you walk into these new spaces, the light and space still takes you by surprise