This home from the beginning of the last century was in real need of refurbishment: there was no central heating, no insulation and no bathroom! IJzersterk Interior Design was hired to draw the floor plan, to determine the lay-out of the attic and to design the bathrooms and kitchen. The occupants also wanted a colour scheme for the whole house. An extensive renovation is what followed…
The wall between the living room and the kitchen was pulled down so a big kitchenbreakfast room was created. The whole back wall was replaced by wooden folding doors, which fit better with the age of the house. The Moroccan tiles above the sink
are handmade and match nicely with the warm brown work top.
The small turquoise mosaic tiles of Sicis emphasize the recesses in the bathroom where the occupants can place their bathing gear. The rest of the space was kept white, with here and there a coloured touch. An old panel door from the house was used as a bath surrounds.
The boy had a clear vision about the different things that had to be placed in his new room, such as a collection of African masks from the time that he had lived there. The walls were given a bright colour, so the masks would stand out and at
the same time allow the room to be a children’s room.
The original wall units were adapted, so a box bed could be built. This way, both children’s rooms were almost equally sized.
In the attic, there were three dark rooms and a staircase in the middle. The staircase was moved to the side of the house and a dormer window was placed which provided space for a bedroom with its own bathroom in the attic. A working place was also required without it getting too poky. A half-high dividing wall proved to be the solution for this, with a sleeping part on the one and a working part on the other side.