Oppidan Interiors regularly work closely with our clients and architects to improve existing property layouts. From initial consultation, through the design phase, the project management and final handover of the finished project, we can help and guide you through every stage of the process. Please scroll down for examples of our Interior Architecture work.
Upon entering this one bedroom apartment you were greeted by a dark hallway. The bathroom was tiny and it was difficult to know how to place furniture in the living room. Changing the access to the living room from the hallway to directly opposite the front door allowed light to greet you as you entered the apartment and created a much more furniture friendly living room. Moving the bathroom door further into the hallway allowed for an improved bathroom design. The new layout also allowed for a larger hall cupboard or extra wardrobe space (as shown). Drawings reproduced with permission of Ambit Architectural Design.
The owners of this penthouse wanted to transform the existing layout to improve the flow of the substantial space. Upon entering you were greeted by an awkward shaped hallway which gave little clue as to the direction you should take. The living room was very large and there was limited storage in the master bedroom. There was a lot of 'dead' space in the hallway leading to a bathroom, study and the kitchen. The laundry was incorporated within the kitchen - not ideal in a luxury property.
Squaring off the hallway gave a more welcoming greeting and added valuable space to the adjoining rooms. A glazed door into the living room gave a glimpse of the view beyond which also guided you in the direction to follow. The master bedroom gained a wall of extra storage by moving the living room wall plus a much improved en suite bathroom. Double doors into the master bedroom added an extra a feeling of luxury. The second bedroom benefitted from a larger en suite. Blocking off the kitchen corridor created a guest cloakroom/en suite with utility space. This also allowed the third bedroom to become larger keeping the existing sliding wall from the dining area as the main access to this space. A kitchen island was incorporated into the new kitchen design with recessed areas for cabinetry for a sleek modern look. Drawings reproduced with permission of Ambit Architectural Design.
The owners of this traditional 1930's detached suburban house wanted to create a 21st century home.
One option was to go for a single storey rear extension plus a loft conversion but the client felt this option suited their needs best. The original front sitting room remained unchanged and would be used as a 'grown up' space while the original rear dining and breakfast rooms were knocked into one and opened into a single storey rear extension with glazed roof lantern. This created an open plan kitchen/dining/family room perfect for 21st century family living. The original kitchen became a utility room with a newly built playroom behind accessed from the open plan family room. The existing garage was converted into a study and cloak room.
Upstairs the largest two existing bedrooms remained unchanged with the smaller box room being opened into the newly built second storey extension above the existing garage. This created a second en suite bedroom with separate dressing/study area. The original bathroom and separate toilet were combined and reduced in size allowing the landing to be extended giving access to the newly built master bedroom suite. In the master bedroom suite we incorporated a bedroom, an en suite bathroom and a walk in wardrobe. We created a wow factor in the bedroom area by designing a vaulted ceiling with double height glazing in the gable end wall overlooking the rear garden. Drawings reproduced with permission of Ambit Architectural Design.