The Summer House
Convert an ugly double garage into a multifunctional space that could be used for socialising, exercise and family time.
A neutral colour scheme with lots of greenery and natural materials to link to the garden outside. External cladding and crittall style doors were used to give a contemporary look.
Wood effect tiles were used for the flooring to ensure it was practical. They are durable, non-slip and easy to clean. Useful storage was provided through bespoke cabinetry and kitchen units.
Best budget buy: the kitchen units are IKEA and made to look more high-end with non-IKEA handles and worktop.
Remodel an outdated guest bathroom
Simple metro tiles were paired with patterned floor tiles and a striking wallpaper. A vintage cupboard was repurposed as a vanity unit.
The previous shower was over the bath and difficult to use due to a sloping ceiling. The bath was removed and replaced with a large walk in shower with bespoke glass to fit the ceiling shape.
Best budget buy:
Vanity unit was £50 from eBay and painted with durable eggshell paint and matt varnish so that it could be used in a bathroom
Work around the constraints of limited head height to create a functional and welcoming guest bedroom
Colour blocking has been used with a darker pink cocooning the head of the bed. The pink hue covers all the walls, ceilings and woodwork to make the room feel much spacious.
The existing velux window frames were given a makeover with eggshell paint. Streamlined furniture has been selected to maximise floor space.
Best budget buy:
A second-hand bed frame has been painted and a freestanding upholstered headboard added.