Creating a kitchen/diner in an Edwardian home

I wanted to publish a quick post on a project that I've been working on with a client in Balham who has a three bedroom Edwardian house. We've been renovating the whole house and adding a loft conversion.  The last area we tackled was the ground floor where they wanted to create one big kitchen/diner from a narrow galley kitchen and separate dining room.  Additionally they wanted to update the sitting room and the hallway.

The client wanted a more contemporary look and a feeling of flow throughout the ground floor so we used the same flooring everywhere, a stunningly beautiful re-engineered light oak with wide boards. This meant losing the original black & white Edwardian tiles in the hallway which was a bit of a shame but the the feeling of space and flow certainly compensated. The dining room has lovely curved Edwardian windows and door on to their stunning garden.  Given the passion my client has for their outside space, it was crucial that the colours used in the kitchen/diner complemented the soft colours of the garden.

We kept the wall colour light, Little Greene 'Joanna' and we also chose light coloured kitchen units and bench tops which added to the feeling of space and light.  The kitchen is a soft grey/green colour 'Leighton Grey' by Magnet  and the worktop is 'Quartz Nieve' by Magnet

Here are the Before photos - kitchen, dining room, hallway and sitting room. 

The project is not yet completed as there are still the window dressing to address and some accessorising - rugs, cushions and some more furniture. However I thought I would share the After photos with you at this stage so you can see the transformation.  It's now a light an airy ground floor space which retains the Edwardian character with a more contemporary feel.

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