The Brief: To design an extension to the existing kitchen to give an open plan kitchen/dining/seating area. The preferred aesthetic was semi-industrial, dark, eclectic, moody and atmospheric, whilst being functional. We were tasked with the entire project from sketch to completion on site.
Challenges: The budget was tight. The external face of the walls was clad in painted Larch. We decided to include commercial fittings such as a catering sink unit to create the semi-industrial feel and use rough-sawn Larch on the walls accompanied by dark blue paint to keep the costs down. Quirky touches were added with wall cabinets from Rockett St George used as kitchen wall units along with an eclectic mix of textures and finishes in the cushions and upholstery fabrics. The table was handmade by the joiner on site.
Outcomes: The clients are delighted with the new space.
Services: Architectural design, building regulations design, interior design, project management.
House Gecko managed our project from start to finish, leaving us the time to enjoy the best bits. Leanne fully encompassed our sometimes-whacky design ideas whilst also giving us the benefit of her own innovative and creative expertise.
Despite ‘challenging times’ including several major storms, the wettest weather on record, oh and a global pandemic, the project was interesting, exiting, and fun, with lots of laughs along the way. Highest praise for a really professional service brought in on an agreed tight budget. We have absolutely no hesitation in recommending this company to bring your vision and aspirations to life.
Dave Shew aka ‘Dave the builder’ has been fantastic. Contributing to practical design decisions, workmanship of the highest standard and altogether an all-round great bloke. We couldn’t have wished for a more fabulous space to spend lots of time in.