Before and After: Getting West London Properties Sale Ready

Learn how this Hammersmith house went from dated to a design masterpiece in just two years

Planning on selling your West London property or just need to know how to make the most of what you’ve already got? This example of clever interior design showcases what can be done.

This unassuming brick terrace house in Dalling Road, in Brackenbury Village, with a tired old kitchen has just been transformed into an architectural design masterpiece.

The homeowners tasked themselves with creating a practical yet stylish house, and employed Shoreditch architect Neil Dusheiko after seeing some of his previous work. They wanted to design a space that makes full use of the sunshine from the south as it bathes the rear of the house with light through its bold use of glass.

The transformation began by digging out the basement, as a loft conversion was prohibited. With the couple wanting to use as much natural light as possible in the basement it led Neil to off-handedly suggest a glass floor above it. They thought it was a great idea.

More glass arrived in the form of two huge folding doors which meet at a right angle – amazingly, without a column as a join – as they open out to the rear patio.

Like the custom joinery throughout, the kitchen is sleek and minimal. Supplied and fitted by Schmidt Kitchens in nearby King Street, it maximises storage space while matching the almost industrial design of the house.

Upstairs, the couple scrapped the roof joists and utilised the redundant loft space to create height by extending up to the roofbeams, adding in skylights to let the sun pour through.

But it’s the bathroom that really pushes the boat out with its glass ceiling and use of stylish composite porcelain and stone tiles. And with energy conservation in mind, underfloor heating is used throughout the entire house.

“We also went to great lengths to minimise any impact on the neighbours. Yet it turned out really well and it was great to work with clients who pushed us to create something unusual. The more complex, the better,” Neil says with a smile.

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