Every now and again the renovation fairies bless you with a great client and a project that just flows right from beginning to end. Now that’s not to say ALL my clients are superb, wonderful and filled with happy dust, but sometimes the glove just fits perfectly and the schedule of works….well, just works!
Mrs Cool, Calm and Collected contacted me after seeing some of my work through a friend. With a new baby on the way and being the director of a company, she had her hands fairly full and needed some help with a new property purchased.
The property was purchased as a rental investment, and thus we needed to look at what work needed doing with this in mind. The property sits in a gorgeous complex on the slopes of the mountain with views that make you want to #blessed (before you gasp in horror, I didn’t do it, I’m just saying the views make you want to!).
The space desperately needed updating…it felt very 70s, but not in a cool, hip, streets of San Fran kind of way….we talking off white melamine, aging linoleum and dated mirrored walls. We set up reworking the various spaces in a way that made sense, and Mrs CCC’s approach to detail and design helped massively to form the best solutions and decisions along the way. With a great team on board, and problem solving skills to the max, the project flowed with a good rhythm and some serious karaoke tunes drafting through the space thanks to the master tiler (in fairness, I gave him a million metro tiles to space right, if his team wants to sing their way through it, who am I to judge?).
That’s not to say we didn’t face problems along the way…every day we were faced with new challenges to overcome and solve but when it works, it just works, and this project flowed right from start to finish. Having a superb “A team” on site made all the difference, and despite a million and one bank holidays in between, we finished the job in a little over three weeks. The various design elements pulled together with perfection in the end, giving the space a tranquil flow with modern detailing, and of course, a mid century edge.
Update and transform the recently purchased investment property.
The main areas of concern for updating and renovating being the bathroom, toilet, and kitchen. As well as giving the entire townhouse an all over re-furbed glow, making it fit and sparkling for a new tenant.
- Removed wall between dining room and kitchen
- Redesigned and renovated kitchen with new tiles, joinery, fixtures and fittings
- Redesigned and renovated bathroom with new tiles, fixtures and fittings
- Redesigned and renovated toilet with new tiles, fixtures and fittings
- Complete paint overhaul
- Repaired, deep sanding, oiling and varnishing of floors
- Leveling and landscaping of outdoor courtyard, with new pavings fitted and new covered pergola fitted
- New lighting throughout
- New shelving fitted
- New blinds fitted
- New laundry sink fitted to front courtyard
- New decor and furniture elements
- General repairs throughout
Best feature: Best features would hands down be the new bathroom vanity we restored, and the newly framed film poster in the dining room (so want to steal this, talk about statement art!)