Marwan had been living in his semi-detached home in North London for 2 years before making a start on renovating. During that time, he had thought about the project and visualised how it would eventually look. The idea was to create an open plan kitchen/diner that could flow into both the lounge and garden. Marwan placed high importance on letting natural light into the home to create a spacious feel within room.
Out with the Old
The first task was to get rid of the existing kitchen, which meant tearing out all the current appliances, fixtures and fittings. Marwan also completely knocked down the back of the house so he could extend outwards and upwards, which would give him a larger kitchen as well as an extra bedroom.
It was important that the products used in the home were of a high quality to make sure they were not only aesthetically pleasing, but would continue to work faultlessly, year after year. This is why Marwan took a very hands-on approach when deciding what products would be used in the build. For example, he researched extensively which kitchen would be the best for him, before finally deciding on using a Schüller kitchen, from Germany. The marble worktop with white, handleless units gives the kitchen a modern feel that is also felt when looking at the aluminium sliding doors, which cover a massive 7.5 metres and let in an abundance of light.
Origin's Made to Measure Blinds Bring a Personal Touch
After having doors installed for a short while, Marwan realised that he would like a way to dress them. Marwan explained: The doors are fantastic, but I needed an easy way to create some shade when necessary and have privacy at night, as the garden is overlooked. After 6 weeks of researching curtains, vertical blinds and electric blinds, Marwan decided he much preferred Origins electric roller blinds. It was the combination of superior product and unmatched customer service that were the deciding factors.
Origin offered me vast choices in every aspect, which enabled me to have exactly the solution/ product I wanted without compromise, he added.
Origin Blinds come in an extensive range of fabrics to cater for all tastes, and are the ideal soft furnishing solution for large openings such as bi-fold or sliding doors. After requesting samples of several different fabrics, perspective grey was chosen. Perspective grey has a 3/5 star blackout rating, so is perfect for living rooms as they act as shade whilst still letting some light in. The blinds came with a 5 year guarantee and have 3 motors so each blinds panel can be operated individually.
Fantastic Results Boost the Price of Marwan's Home
Overall, the project took 7 months to complete, and the house value has increased by approximately 70%. When asked for some advice on successfully extending a home Marwan said Plan everything, even the minor details. The more planning you do, the better the end result will be and the more time you will save.
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