Understairs panelling

Another job from last year.

This couple had just had a beautiful kitchen extension done by the brilliant Soundhouse guys, and the last piece of the puzzle was a somewhat basic under stairs replacement panelling that didn’t really match the hallway,

There was evidence that the original panelling was tongue. groove and bead, but the clients decided they’d prefer framed panels.

The main issue was working out how to divide the space up in terms of panels and where the internal cupboards already were sited, along with the fact there would have to be an angle change where the short set of steps dropped down to the kitchen.

After quite a few mock ups in hardboard and much head scratching, between us we came up with the solution, which I think works really well. Some of the hardest design problems, if you get it right, then look really simple and obvious!

And of course I included the now obligatory Booker Shoe drawer in the often under used bottom section of the stairs!


Before. The rather basic existing panelling




And of course a Booker Shoe Drawer…


Walk in wardrobe

Been a busy year so I’m going to catch up on a few from 2019!

This brief was for clothes storage in a long narrow side room with sloping ceiling. The client wanted a mirror image set of rails, shelves and drawers, with hers on the left and her partner’s on the right, starting from the centre.

Rather than building on the high ceiling side of the room I fitted all the units in the lower slope so that they had a much greater feeling of space when using the room. The units had a box frame front to conceal LED lighting at the top. I decided to build one drawer unit only but site it in the middle of the run with central dividers to each drawer so they could each use their own side of the drawer!

Finally, to use every bit of space I could, I fitted a flap door to the upper sloping section of the drawer unit for nicknacks, Jewelery etc. This was the one shared space so hopefully they didn’t fight over it!