Sometimes, it can be hard to see the wood for the trees when it comes to the space
or lack of it in your home. It’s even harder when you’ve been living in it for years. But
that’s where an interior designer comes in, who has the skill to see exactly what’s
possible in the big picture. You may not be able to see what a simple addition or
removal of a wall, door way or even re-purposing wardrobe space can do for your
layout when you’re looking to renovate.
That’s was part of what happened during this renovation. Even though our client was
embarking on a full scale renovation changing the access point to the toilet had
escaped her notice. Straight away, we suggested creating a solution to access her
toilet from the bathroom instead of the current laundry, which it adjoined. Even
though she’d lived in the house for 20 years, she’d never considered this as an option.
Conveniently, the toilet is sandwiched between the laundry and a bathroom, so our
concept was to simply swap the entry points. We reinstated the wall that previously
opened from the toilet to the laundry, and swapped it over to provide access from
the bathroom side.
In moving the door, we were also able to create more storage in each room. We added in two lots of storage in the laundry, including a handy sliding door cupboard for the vacuum cleaner, broom and washing powder (or whatever!), while the bathroom has a new linen closet area.
Now our client has more storage (and who doesn’t love that!) plus an appealing lay
out where guests can wash their hands in a modern bathroom, rather than in a
laundry tub. In this case it was one of those moments where everyone was pleased
with the added value gained from a little expert space planning.