Bespoke features create the wow factor
Working as we do to create stunning homes we often see the difference that a bespoke feature makes to a house. An individually designed, beautifully crafted feature can create a wow factor that really makes a home totally outstanding. Features from staircases to doors, wall finishes to windows made to the owner’s own design and specification and to specific size requirements are unique and make a statement.
From traditional grand staircases to contemporary industrial style, staircases play an important role in the look of a house. Although in reality, they are the conduits between different floors, the size and position of the stairs is often a central feature. A well-designed stairway creates a warm welcome in the entrance hall.
This Cotswold barn renovation included a bespoke spiral staircase that came out of the main living area. The staircase is manufactured from steel with oak treads and the balustrading around the first floor landing is also made of steel, creating an ultra modern chic interior in an ancient barn.
The staircase in one of our Oxford town house projects, is a more traditional design that looks modern, being manufactured from timber and completed with a French polished balustrade over metal spindles.
Most walls are plastered, then painted or wallpapered. Feature walls are often created by using different accent colours or bold wallpaper, but decoration can only do so much. We’ve clad walls in vertical reclaimed oak panelling, finished them in rough cast plaster, repaired and repointed walls to leave as exposed existing stone or brick. The texture and colour adding to the interior design of the house.
Be bold, go big! Glass and glazed panels let the natural light in and enable those inside to enjoy the views. Glass can make an artistic statement, like in this bespoke new build house where we installed huge 6m high glass doors that went from ground floor to roof height in the middle of the house.
Glass isn’t limited to windows and doors. With structural glazing, glass can be used for glazed roofs and corridors, walk-on glass floors, glass ceilings or entire glass rooms all of which we often install in high-end projects.
This recent renovation of a Grade ll Listed 17th century Cotswold rectory used a glass ceiling to join a new extension to the original house. Not only did it look beautiful as a feature, it also let light in to the new room.
Rather than a dark walkway, in this project we installed a glazed corridor from the gym to the main house.
Architectural features are the unique detail that contributes to the style of a house. Bespoke centrepiece features, individually designed and beautifully crafted bring a wow factor to any building.
To find out more about creating stunning bespoke features contact us on 01865 864626