This small Victorian terrace in London is a much-loved family home, but our homeowners were struggling to make the most of the space, given the limited existing layout. To help the family capture the full potential of their property, we developed plans for a full interior redesign, all of which we achieved under permitted development rights.
As with many period homes, the current arrangement means that the front door leads directly into the property’s front room. To provide more privacy, we switched the placement of the living room and dining room, moving the more frequently used living space to the back of the house, away from the busy main road and towards the garden.
We also reversed the orientation of the existing stair and replaced this with a dog-leg staircase. This curved style provides a new feature element to the home and takes up less space downstairs, helping to enlarge and redefine the now front-facing dining room. With minimal existing storage in the home, our design also incorporates diverse and flexible shelving and cupboard solutions into all areas of the stairs.
On the first floor, the new staircase also allows for more head height and a wider landing - improving access to the first floor bedrooms and bathroom.