Have you fallen out of love with your exisiting home? Not enough space for your growing family? The layout doesn’t work? These are all things to consider when thinking about ‘selling up’ or ‘improving your home’.
Moving house can be a stressful and enjoyable time. It is an option if you require more living space, or you don’t want to commit to staying in the property long-term. You could move home and still find yourself with work to do, or you could find somewhere that is ready to move into with a layout set up that suits your household’s needs.
Over recent years, UK homeowners have spent billions on renovating their homes, with new kitchens and extensions. In a recent survey, homes with some improvement to them were on the market for more than 10 percent higher than the average asking price.
If you like your home, area and neighbours, extending your home or changing the layout could prove a cost-effective alternative to changing properties altogether. So, if you have decided in renovating your home it will have its own stamp on it, making sure it suits you and your family, whether that’s an updated kitchen, or creating an open-plan space where the kitchen, diner, and living space merge altogether in one room.
The kitchen is the heart of the home, where families spend a huge amount of time cooking, sharing meals, catching up, or a place for the children to do their homework. Here at Nicholas Bridger we can create a bespoke handmade kitchen of your dreams that are hand painted in the colour of your choice all to match within your decor, provide you with endless storage solutions, and a room to love for many years.
Our client below in Woodford Green renovated their property with a huge extension to the rear of the property to create the perfect open-plan space and add value to the home. This project has a lovely little story behind it where the kitchen was originally built 3 years ago for the property’s previous owner, when the kitchen was located more centrally in the home. The new owner of this property loved how beautiful and sturdy the kitchen is and contacted us to adjust the layout to suit the new space, repaint the furniture to an alluring hue (Railings – Farrow & Ball), and add stunning fixtures and fittings to the design. What a transition!
The space is so vast, the area is split up to three, with them all being seperated from eachother. As you enter the room by either of the two doors you will straight away be in the dining area, where wooden elements fill the space creating the perfect place to eat and chat over dinner or a glass of wine. A comfy set up for the living area is located in the corner of this space when walking down the stairs, with the galley style kitchen dead opposite, with the island creating a divider between the areas, and adding more seating arrangements.
What a light and airy space! We are very jealous of the natural light this kitchen will see. With a huge glass front and the roof nearly being all glass it makes the room appear even bigger than what it is already. We relocated the kitchen into a galley style, where the back wall is made up of professional appliances to create the ultimate cooking experience, and the island housing the sink making up the perfect ‘kitchen triangle’. The Classic Shaker style kitchen fits this space perfectly and gives a contemporary look and feel coupled with traditional design and handmade character all within an industrial style.
Our client in Hadley Wood below rebuilt their home instead of moving and renovated the space into their personal preference. They created a very large open-plan space on the back of the property where it features our classic shaker in-frame furniture and many storage solutions, with high-end performance appliances from Sub-Zero Wolf. The kitchen design has been created for our client and their family to make a space that is enjoyable for many years to come.
A stunning curved design features one end of the island to give definition to the style and creating the perfect breakfast bar. Our client loves entertaining, so this space has been designed perfectly for those special occasions.
Our classic shaker project below in Matching Tye is built within a historic property that dates back to the 1800s. Our client changed the layout slightly by removing a door and adding more worktops and storage to the right hand side of the kitchen creating a U-shaped layout. The space has been designed into more of a multi-functional hub of the home that is perfect for all the family.
Our client always wanted a AGA for many years, so when they decided to renovate their kitchen space, they felt this was the perfect opportunity to invest in a state-of-the-art range cooker. We designed it into the main part of the ‘U’ to be the main attraction to the heart of the home, and contrasts perfectly against the light hues and wooden elements.
The Victorian beaded front frame in the kitchen below in Harringay has been the main decision in this rather large extension, with careful planning of the layout to fit every inch of the space. With a beautiful dark hue it makes the room welcoming and a perfect place to sit and relax in.
Our client wanted to create the perfect hub of the home in their new extension. With an island being incorporated into the middle, it acts as a divider between the different areas and provides additional storage to the kitchens functionality. The open-plan space boasts lots of various areas including living and dining to suit all of the family needs.
At Nicholas Bridger we will help you to create the kitchen of your dreams all handmade and hand painted in the colour of your choice. Contact us today for more information – we look forward to hearing from you.
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