A 1900’s large Victorian Semi Detached house in the heart of Chorlton, Manchester, in need of a more functional and brighter open-plan family space.
The clients’ space wasn’t usable as the kitchen and dining/ living spaces were separate and the kitchen was narrow, so cooking while entertaining guests or looking after their kids was difficult. The house didn’t take advantage of the spacious garden as it was dark, lacking views of the garden, and it lacked a direct connection to it from the living space.
The clients requested a downstairs toilet, as it could be more easily accessed by their children.
There were also slight problems to keep in mind, like the elevated ground floor and raised deck which needed approval from the planners. Moreover, the basement external access and windows needed to be preserved.
Through a Concept Design Workshop, we considered the following 4 options.
The clients remarked that they knew what to expect from the process because of the videos on our website. They therefore found the process smooth and valued our vision from the start- We brought their vision to life and gave them ideas that they wouldn’t have come up with. They can’t think of anything they could have done differently- they don’t feel like they compromised on anything.
The project panned out as expected, apart from Covid disruptions, causing it to be shut down for a couple of months.
Now, they have ‘an amazing space’ that’s ‘flooded with light,’ with the kitchen and dining room conjoined- creating a ‘whole family space in one;’ a ‘fab space for entertaining, and also day to day life so the kids can be with us while we’re cooking.’
They would recommend their builder: Ian Pike, as, although he wasn’t the cheapest, they were certain that the quality was going to be brilliant, and that they would pay what he quoted. Very little went wrong, and when something went wrong, he sorted it immediately. The only downside was that he was old-school, so cash-only.
They would also recommend Wood & Wire Plywood Kitchen, which made and fitted the kitchen.
And, of course, they would absolutely recommend us!
"What we really valued was your vision from the start; we knew what we needed and you helped bring that to life adding the ideas we would never thought of! Would really recommend you guys!"
"Would really recommend you guys!"
"Those tall doors look stunning! They let so much sky into the house."
"I’m so pleased we created such a bright, inviting space together, and those tall doors look stunning!"