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Stunning Transformation of a 1930s Semi

Caitlin Hughes Caitlin Hughes
Guiseley Modern kitchen by PARKdesigned Architects Modern
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This 1930s 3 bed semi-detached home was an interior design nightmare, with a crowded and impractical kitchen that could put even a top chef off cooking and a drab living room that was desperately in need of a radical makeover.

Thankfully PARKdesigned were enlisted to remodel and extend the home to accommodate a growing family. A single storey wrap-around extension was added for much needed extra space and interiors were finished to the highest standard.

You won't believe just how different the house looks now!

Before: Shabby not chic

The living area was in a sorry state, with damp and faded walls, an unusual printed carpet and an ugly 70s fireplace. The room looks dark and uninviting and is crying out for an intervention.

Thanks to PARKdesigned this shabby living room has been transformed into a light, bright and modern space to socialise and relax. 

After: Industrial style living room

The new living room is the epitome of industrial chic with an exposed red brick wall offset by the cooling white walls and floor.

A contemporary silver lamp is a fitting finishing touch to the design and the glass coffee table and funky printed rug are characterful additions that give the room a playful and creative edge.

After: The wonders of grey wall paint

Currently a popular interior design trend, grey walls can work brilliantly in modern minimalist homes and look equally as good in more classic settings.

In this instance the grey walls complement a contemporary design and provide the perfect backdrop to display the owners' quirky art prints. It just goes to show what can be achieved with a few simple, statement pieces.

Before: Hell's kitchen

The kitchen was a disastrous hodgepodge of clunky appliances and tacky 70s décor.

The tiny kitchen doesn't even appear to offer enough space for cooking, never mind entertaining or dining! We can't imagine more of an incentive for dining out or grabbing a takeaway. Clearly, drastic measures had to be taken to make this suitable for the new occupants.

After: A modern kitchen to be proud of

This kitchen is worlds apart from the tiny, run-down and impractical space we saw in the last image! A new extension has provided an abundance of space for cooking, dining and entertaining and the new fittings are stylish and modern.

skylight ensures the open plan area is flooded with natural light, which is reflected off the white walls to maximise the effect. A breakfast bar divides the space without blocking the flow of light and offers a central spot to grab a quick bite to eat in style. 

After: Monochrome design

Looking at the kitchen from this angle we can appreciate how much space is available for moving between the areas and making the most of what is now the heart of the home. No more struggling to cook in a cramped and stress-inducing kitchen!

Instead, there are numerous services for food prep, a state-of-the-art oven and hob discreetly integrated into the cabinet design and clever storage solutions for a sleek look.

If you enjoyed this project, you might also like: Before and After: Slumming to Stunning in St. Albans.

Were you impressed by the transformation? Did any of the ideas inspire you? Let us know in the comments!
Whitton Drive by GK Architects Ltd Modern

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