We are currently working on a project in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire with a number of different factors.
Externally, the team has been working on completely refitting a number of doors and windows around the property. The new windows frames are a pleasant cream colour that fits in with the rustic feel of the house. We have fitted these windows on the front and the rear of the property as well as French doors for the first floor patio and sliding panel doors on the ground floor, leading to the garden.
On the first floor, the new French doors open onto a small rooftop area which the homeowners wished to be able to use as a balcony/patio. We reworked the bare surface of the roof so that now the owners can benefit from a sunken rooftop patio with stylish slate tiling. The black slate gives a contemporary feel but does not clash with the rustic materials of the property.
Inside, we have refurbished the original kitchen with beautiful cabinets and state of the art appliances. After replastering the walls, fitting spotlights and brand new cream floor tiles, we moved onto fitting the kitchen cabinets themselves. The bespoke cabinets were designed to fit this space and the desired appliances perfectly. The double breasted refrigerator and the built-in oven are perfectly framed by the bespoke cabinets and give the room a luxurious feel. We have also updated the ceiling ventilation system within the room so that it matches the sleek and crisp design of the room. We are currently working on the finishing touches of the cabinets and the fitting of the island in the middle of the room.
When this project is finished we expect that the house will benefit from these beautiful modern touches, without detracting from the rustic village charm of the original building.
We recently travelled to Moortown, Leeds to work on an external project. At this site we rebuilt an existing retaining garden wall and landscaped the front garden.
A retaining wall is a structure that holds or retains soil behind it. These are commonly used in landscaping projects to add depth or layers to a garden, in this case in Moortown, the retaining wall is used to contain a steeply sloping garden from the street below. The original retaining wall for this property was very old and crumbling and in danger of collapsing. This would not have only been potentially dangerous for anyone walking on the adjoining street but could have also damaged the structural integrity of the house perched on the land above.
We used the foundations of the original retaining wall, which were still structurally sound, as a base from which to create the new structure. We chose brickwork that was very similar in design and colour to that of the original to give a seamless finish and to also match the brickwork of the property itself. The wall is then topped with black and gold iron railings to give a modern look.
At this property we also did some small amounts of landscaping in the front garden. As well as installing a garden gate that matched the new retaining wall, we reworked the path leading to the front of the house. The path now has a gravel finish that gives the garden a more natural look and complements the surrounding flowerbeds.
During this project in Weetwood, Leeds we undertook a complete bathroom restoration. We fitted a luxurious modern bathroom complete with double sink, jacuzzi bath and walk in shower.
The large rectangular tiles elongate the room and make it appear far more spacious than it is while the contrast between the dark grey and white tiles creates a contemporary look. The rectangular shape of wall tiles is complemented by the pattern on the bath panel, bathroom cabinet and sinks. The rectangular pattern of the bathroom furniture cleverly hides storage space beneath the twin sinks, creating much needed storage for towels or bathroom essentials.
We fitted both of the sinks, the luxurious jacuzzi bath and the large and spacious walk-in shower, all of which have a modern design to complement the contemporary design of the overall room. This theme is carried over to the individual fittings such as the chrome heated towel rack.
When fitting the wall tiles we also had to specifically cut the tiles to line the sunken window frames, within which we also fixed new blinds as part of the finishing touches of the room.