The apartment has been in the family for over 40 years and has been rented out for long terms for part of that. Our brief was to upgrade the apartment fit for current days standards, suitable to be used by the three generations of the family as well as being suitable to be let out for short terms.
We started with taking everything out that could not be restored or re-used. The bathrooms were gutted back to the wooden bones. They were waterproofed and build up from scratch, the lay-outs were changed to allow for more storage and usable space. The doors were replaced with sliding doors to optimise the space inside.
The amazing wooden floor and fireplace in the living area were restored. The ceiling cornices were also lovingly restored. This apartment with its many angled walls and window frames just oozes charm and is very bright.
All three bedrooms received a cosmetic make-over with fresh paint, fixing the windows and new carpets. In the main living area we restored the original fire place as well as the beautiful original wooden floor. All the woodwork was fixed and repainted as well as the walls. The kitchen and the utility room were functional but in desperate need of upgrading. In both areas we re-used what was still working and only replaced what was needed, both areas were freshened up with new flooring and brightened with fresh paint.
We selected, purchased and installed furniture and all household goods needed for the family to come home and get on with their London lives.Continue reading