In this instance, we were engaged to find a way to produce a kitchen entertainment space, but soon found ourselves looking at the entrance porch and the kerb appeal of the house. The favoured scheme involved converting the double garage into the kitchen space and creating a new garage on the other side of the house. The new kitchen is beautifully light and airy with a vaulted ceiling and skylights above the spacious kitchen/family space. Even though we do not do the detailed kitchen design, we always take care to design a space that lends itself to a sensible and practical kitchen layout. More often than not clients adopt this general layout which is what happened here.
It was clear that our clients liked working with us and we even got asked to come up with ideas for the garden which we duly did. Our “happy to help” approach and inventiveness means we will nearly always arrive at something helpful.
The project had just been completed when an unexpected opportunity arose causing our clients to suddenly wish to emigrate. The house is now a much more valuable and desirable property than hitherto and so sold very quickly indeed. Even though our clients, sadly, will not get the benefit of living there, another family will.
None of us knows what the future holds but maximising your major asset by improving your property has to be a good idea and can sometimes even help with your career.