A few weeks back Catherine Traynor from House Architects and I had a catch up over zoom! We chatted about a few common questions that crop up when working on house extensions and I thought it would be great to share this conversation in case it helps you in the planning process of your interior design project.
Throughout my career as an interior designer I have worked on many house extensions throughout Liverpool, Lancashire and Cheshire. I love working on extension projects because they involve careful space planning and creative thinking to ensure the space looks fantastic and functions well too.
I have four live extension projects currently taking place and they are all at different stages of build; one of which should be complete in the next couple of months! We have taken a sustainable approach utilising cork flooring throughout the ground floor, luxury carpets made from recycled fishing nets in the bedroom and we have sourced as many UK made products as possible with eco friendly led lighting. It’s an exciting project and I can’t wait to see it finished!
A couple of my projects have been ongoing for a while as I was brought on board before the planning permission took place; it’s a real journey and exciting process seeing how a property can transform from concept to completion. Another of my projects has already been built and I’m helping my clients put their own stamp on it, making their blank canvas into a home. The fourth one is mid way through the build and I’ve been designing the whole scheme including lighting, kitchen design, socket positions, flooring choice and furniture specification. They are implementing it all in stages, starting with all the fixed elements of kitchen and flooring (which should hopefully be going in very soon once it’s all been plastered).
Have a listen to our zoom video chat to get some more insight into what takes place during an extension project with some useful hints and tips on budgeting, timescales and how interior design and architect professionals can help you get it right first time with no costly mistakes. There is a lot to consider so it’s always best giving yourself plenty of time to research your options and how to approach your project in the best way.
You may also like our other blog post ‘Extension Checklist: Get it right first time’