Kew House Renovation
Working to a strict budget, the brief was to upgrade an old classic residence into a space with light and modern amenities whilst still retaining the grace and charm of the original character.
Having been built in 1937, the residence had poor orientation by having living spaces positioned in South away from sun. The kitchen area was small and divided into two rooms with little light penetrating to its location in the centre of the house.
The initial focus was to re-orientate the kitchen living area and provide the means to allow light to enter. We accomplished this by demolishing the dividing wall and opening up the space with glazed bi-fold doors and an extra outdoor entertaining deck to take advantage of the north sun. Measures where then taken to achieve a 6 star energy rating, so that the residence retained much of the newly found light and energy.
Efficient low energy glazing, external seals on doors and windows, insulation all provided cost efficient means to provide a comfortable living environment. The modernisation of the kitchen meant that the space once again became the hub of family living.