We consistently hear from clients who want to create more space in their homes. Often this can be through extending their properties however, sometimes with Grade II Listed and heritage properties this may not always be an option. These properties can be quite dark and much older, with smaller rooms and very little storage space. This isn’t always compatible with modern-day living and the increased desire for open plan and light-flooded spaces! Reconfiguring these types of properties can actually make a huge difference.
Here are some of the most popular ways of opening up internal spaces irrespective of the style or age of property:
– Redesign of internal space can allow for more storage which in turn can create a feeling of more floor space, for example incorporating storage under stairwells or reconfiguring existing space to allow for a utility room
– Increasing the number of windows in a property or even increasing the size of and relocating existing windows can have a huge impact on lightening dark spaces and really opening them out
– Relocating staircases can allow for a feeling of more space but requires structural advice to ensure that it is a viable option
– Installing patio doors or bi-fold doors, can instantly flood a living space with natural light and give a much more spacious feeling and connection with outside spaces
– Removal of internal walls can immediately open up internal spaces however this is subject to structural advice to ensure that this is a viable option