Oakwood Detached Extension
To create a vibrant, fun family space with flow and cohesion
What we did
Our design took the current architect's plans and totally transformed the way the interior layout and flow worked within the same footprint as well as how the layout the garden to work with the interiors. The kitchen position was moved to create a more distinct area for the kitchen with a sociable peninsula and opening to the utility. It allowed for a larger opening to the garden flowing directly from the dining area. We were then able to carve out two distinct seating areas, one of which could be closed off when family stayed over. We also designed the look and feel for these spaces incorporating the differing needs of both our clients. What they now have a is colour filled space that is uplifting and joyful.
Extension design, Space and layout planning, Mood boards, Kitchen design, Product sourcing, Project implementation
"We approached FSL after the planned layout for our extension wasn’t working for us both (we had used an architect to get planning permission). Jon & Beth redesigned the whole downstairs, and garden too (as we planned to knock down a garage to create a garden), giving us 4 options to consider. The end result is a living space that works so well for our family, and they saved us money by dropping some unnecessary features. They designed the electrical & plumbing plans, so decisions were made early rather than halfway through the project.
We also used FSL for help with the interior design. Beth perfectly merged my love of colour & pattern but toned it down enough for my husband to live with, and we’re both so happy with the finish. By starting with the interior design details eg where sofas will go, the rest of the design & electrics are decided before you start.
A global pandemic, & being pregnant meant I couldn’t visit the site so we used FSL for project management too. Working remotely, choosing kitchens without seeing the showroom, were all big challenges but with their help we felt confident in our decisions."
Helen & Janahan, Oakwood