Changing the front of the house
I had a call not so long ago from a client who had bought a beautiful property on a large piece of land with several outbuildings in the middle of (seemingly) nowhere. My absolute idea of bliss. I was very excited when I was asked to help remodel the lower ground interior, changing the front of the house.
This particular client of mine has an absolutely enviable style for interiors and I was very inspired taking a look around. However, when you occupy a space, day in - day out, it is very hard to be objective about it. Luckily for me they needed some direction on how to change the practicalities of day to day living within the space.
The existing downstairs had a large living room with an entrance porch on the front, which guests and family used to access the house. This meant walking through a small area of coats and boots, straight into the living room, which was also doubling up as a play room.
The building team, St Ives Builders, changed the front of f the house by tearing down the existing cramped porch on the right hand side, and adding a boot-room extension on the left hand side instead.
The new boot-room extension
Using this Pinterest board as my inspiration, the new boot-room extension was built to house all the paraphernalia that goes hand in hand with raising a young family. To create the 'prairie' feel we continued the line of this new boot-room straight across the front of the house to create a veranda on the right.
The old living room french doors were removed and replaced with a bifold door which led to the undercover veranda. This space will become a beautiful place to sit in the warmer weather and has changed the front of the house quite considerably.
Changing the front of the house meant that the owners now enjoy a (not so peaceful with three children) morning brew in an officially allocated room for relaxing, and whether summer or winter can take in their amazing countryside views whilst breathing in the fresh outdoors.
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