Cellar Conversion – St Albans
Our client required a multifunction area to add valuable living and working space beneath their centrally-located Victorian cottage. The property is located within one of St Albans’ conservation areas, limiting the possibilities of extending above ground.
Our conversion added a media room, home office, play area and family bathroom, providing the client an additional 35m² of living space in what was a damp, disused cellar. A glass lightwell within the ground floor and a glass balustrade on the stairs leading in add natural light and create a spacious feel, while the basement’s ventilation system circulates fresh air throughout and keeps the bathroom comfortable. The home’s office is now located in the basement, far away from the high traffic areas of the house — providing a tranquil environment for the parents who occasionally work from home.
Relocation of the bathroom to the basement has enabled this growing family to increase bedroom sizes on the first floor, while the basement space has been maximised with bespoke joinery, adding plenty of storage and allowing the space to function well as a multi-use area. Dimmable spotlights enable the light setting to be adjusted to set the scene for a variety of activities, from work to play.
|Project||Multifunction living space, comprises media area, home office, play area & bathroom|
|Project Time||8 weeks|