Detached bungalow, Clydebank Glasgow

 

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Property: 1930′s extended bungalow

Location: Clydebank, Glasgow

Clients: Husband and wife, empty nesters.

With a son in his late 20′s finally having left home, Suzanne and Malcolm were looking to downsize, but were finding it difficult to find a new home that suited their needs.

After 18 months of house hunting they decided to stick with their existing bungalow and by knocking down several interior walls and chimneys, they completely transformed the property.

Our role: Project manage renovations, interior design

Renovations

With Suzanne and Malcolm’s adult children having left home the couple found themselves with a number of rooms no longer in use.  To make better use of this space renovations included:

  • Removing a bedroom wall to create a new open plan dining area off the kitchen
  • Knocking down the brick wall between the main reception room and kitchen
  • Creating  a new utility area
  • Increasing the access from the kitchen to conservatory
  • Adding new french doors leading to decked patio area

In addition to renovating the main living areas the couple also remodelled the master bedroom by:

  • Using glass sliding doors to provide out of sight storage
  • Renovating the en-suite bathroom to include a wall to wall shower cubicle with tiled seat

As an added luxury the client opted for smart home technology to control their lighting, satellite, TV and music delivered via ceiling speakers

Throughout this project our brief was to create an open plan space where Suzanne and Malcolm could enjoy their new found freedom and keep in mind Suzanne’s mobility problems.  Suzanne says, “My new kitchen is just beautiful, the walnut & taupe glass and stone worktops are so grown up and sophisticated.  The wall mounted microwave and thoughtful placing of appliances means I don’t have to bend so much and the hidden storage keeps all of the clutter out of sight.”

Interior design

To bring continuity to the open plan living spaces we suggested the client use floor tiles throughout.   We kept in mind the practical issues of maintaining a home when both partners work full time, but where a little decadence to enjoy the Sunday papers wouldn’t go amiss.

Strong, bold colours were used throughout but restricted to feature walls to achieve the WOW effect but without being overwhelming.  Floor tiles were used throughout to allow for easy maintenance and to bring continuity and flow to the open plan areas.


 

PRODUCT LIST FOR MOUNTBLOW ROAD PROJECT
Open Plan Lounge / Diner / Kitchen

Flooring, Gemini, Jerusalem, Ceramic Tiles
Feature Wallpapers, Today Interiors, Hooked on Walls extra wide papers in Brown, Gold and Soft Khaki tones
Curtains / Blinds, Villa Nova, Naples, mixture of Rootbeer and Fern
Curtain Tracks, Rufflette, Panama Tracks, Ebony
Sofa Fabrics, J Brown Interiors, Modena, Soft Khaki with alternate cushion in Kirby Upholstery Fabric
Lighting, Dar Lights
Fireplaces and Radiator Cabinets, Focal Point, Glasgow