This 200 year old piece of ‘old Urmston’ needed justice to be done to it by keeping as much of the original character as possible whilst transforming it into a modern family home.
The house is a well loved and well known piece of Urmston. It is a distinctive property with an unusually narrow frontage which is one of the best features of the house. It is so modest relative to its overall size.
Externally the only intervention has been a small timber clad side extension adding a much needed downstairs toilet, utility, drying area, bike store and locker area for the bags and shoes for the family of 6. It is only 9 square metres and shows just how well good design can utilise such a small space without it feeling at all cramped or overloaded. It also hints to how the house has been brought up to date internally and adds a personal stamp to the house.
There were many calls on the budget during this project so it was decided to simply remove the fussy details from the existing fitted kitchen, re-jig some of the arrangements and then repaint it. The effect is one of a totally new kitchen without the expense.
Each room was made over including the conversion of the existing master bedroom into two rooms, whilst simultaneously opening up the two loft rooms to create a single master suite on the top floor with a spacious loft style bedroom, dressing room, en-suite shower room and freestanding bath.