LLI Design recently completed a total redesign of the ground floor of a 5 year old detached house in Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom. The clients, a young professional couple with 2 children, wanted a modern look that wasn’t cold and clinical. They wanted their home to be somewhere they could relax and entertain, but at the same time would function as a practical family home.
The family bought the house new, and over time realized that it did not fulfil their wishes as they wanted to live. The original layout was traditional, and up to 40% of the space was very seldom used, which was an important factor in the redesign. The house in general, needed to be taken to a new level of design and quality. LLI Design proposed that more open plan living would suit the family’s lifestyle.
The wall between the kitchen and dining room was removed in order to create one large area divided into a family living space, new kitchen and dining area. This approach changed the whole dynamic and truly placed the kitchen at the heart of the home whilst at the same time having the added benefit of flooding the space with natural light from front and rear aspects. One of the reception rooms was redefined as a TV / lounge and the other as a study.
The kitchen gives a real wow factor. A dramatic 3.7m long central island wrapped in statement dove grey frosted glass was installed and under lit with LED strips. The island houses the double sink, with waste disposer, water softener, pop up sockets, induction hob with downdraft extractor and a breakfast bar at one end. An impressive bank of tall units sits against the back wall with 2 ovens, microwave, steam oven and a large wine fridge. At one end there are pocket doors that fold back to reveal, toaster, mixer and all paraphernalia that usually clutter the worktop. This can be closed when not required, keeping the look sleek and visually pure.
In the living room, furnishings were kept simple but with strong styling lines. A bright red retro styled sofa with chaise end and a rug together with a statement Flos spun floor lamp and bright artworks, warm up the area.
The small downstairs WC was transformed with sleek floor and wall tiles. On one wall a full size mirror was installed with led strip below. New lighting and a wall hung WC and basin completed the revitalisation of the space.
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