Check out a rambling family farmhouse revamped on a decent budget.
When this young family was beginning to outgrow their cottage and needed more room. They were surprised to seek out that the answer was close at hand.
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The number one priority was to show this old farmhouse into a contemporary family home without changing its character. The house needed a new heating system and rewiring throughout. Also, it had been a warren of small rooms. So that which made it very dark, partly thanks to the very fact that it has set into a hillside.
To help provides it a more open feel, the owners knocked down a wall between the front room and kitchen, creating an outsized sociable family space.
Everything has done on a budget during these houses, including much much of the furniture and accessories within the living room sourced from charity. And antique shops, car boot sales, and online auctions.
A lot of things have been repainted and upcycled by the owner. ‘I love transforming what may need to begin as a bit of junk into something quite pleasing. It’s about giving things a replacement lease of life – which, I guess, is what we’ve through with this house.’
The most considered alteration was that of the kitchen. which have given an overhaul five years ago. The big stone fireplace isn’t just an impressive feature. While it has the guts of this house since it had been built. So it made sense to construct the new kitchen around that.
‘I often consider my grandmother together with her home in the center, a bread oven in one alcove and an enormous copper washing pot within the other,’ says the owner.
The dining room and comfortable
The ideal space for this owner is that the snug just off the area. This is often referred to as the “vinyl corner” – the right corner for enjoying old records in peace,’ she says. Because the board may be a potting bench that has cleaned up and repainted for this space.
Among the various improvements that are made, where the removal of features like the 1970s fireplaces. Within the recreation room, an inglenook was built with Woodburner. Which turned it into a stunning cocooned space.
Being naturally dark, the deeper tones make it feel cozier and help to realize the masculine feel with soft touches, that the owner wanted to make.
Upstairs, two box rooms and a restroom have reconfigured to become the main bedroom with en suite. A lustrous wall covering brings a subtle touch of glamour, highlighted by the inlaid mother-of-pearl bedside table and soft toning furnishings.
Having a fashion design background, the owner enjoyed setting herself the challenge of theming the guest bedrooms with the larger one having what she describes as a ‘French house feel.’
The other room is in stark contrast with dark and moody floral mural and brightly colored chandeliers, adding a considerable impact.