We have completed a loft conversion in Finchley, Barnet, which has added 30% extra floor area to a semi-detached house. The brief was to create a large home office and cinema area, with a shower room, which could also work as a master bedroom at a future date. We spent much time with the client understanding how the room would be used in the present and the future, which allowed us to exactly design and detail each element coherently.
A sizeable bespoke oak window looks out to the rear garden and landscape beyond. Plates of anodised aluminium shade this east facing window. An L shaped window doubles up as a roof light, bringing sunlight into the middle of the room. The glass to glass corner of the L shape window allows the client to have uninterrupted views of the infinite sky and gives the room a feeling of being much more significant than it is.
Bespoke oak faced plywood joinery wraps around the room. The joinery transforms from a large desk into shower room vanity units and then into low level and high storage built into the eaves. A seat is set into the high storage, allowing the client to look out of the L shape window to the sky and landscape beyond. The edges of the plywood are left exposed and incorporated into the design where possible.