Barnes Family HomeTransitional Kitchen, London
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“If you have rear and basement extensions, it might be possible to dig the garden down to basement level, so it becomes more of a light well,” says Fletcher. “We did this in a UK project in Chelsea. We painted the walls white to match the inside of the house and installed a cantilevered staircase to the rear, so the space became a continuation of the interior.” Alternatively, Jones suggests, you could have a children’s play area along the back of the house. “That way, the kids could play outdoors, but be seen and supervised [by the adults] in the kitchen.”
Images by Chris SnookHouzz at a GlanceWho lives here: A woman and her two small childrenLocation: West London, UKSize: A three-storey Victorian townhouse with five bedrooms and three bathroomsDesigner: Beth Dadswell of Imperfect InteriorsBuilder: Surrey Hills ConstructionThe owner of this beautiful period property had already hired a builder when she brought in Beth Dadswell to design the interior, and an architect had drawn up basic floor plans for the kitchen. “So we pretty much had a blank canvas,” says Dadswell. “The owner had a brilliant builder and was very open to ideas, so it was a really great job to work on.”The designer was keen to emphasise the elegant features of the property, while also making the home suitable for a young family. Period elements were all restored, radiators were replaced with cast-iron column versions, and the whole house was rewired and replumbed.
1. Location: London, UKFeatures: A sunny nook with a garden outlook.