As you can imagine logistically as mentioned it is very hard work but we are now heading into the final phase of the roof terrace with the arrival of the glass pergoda, the ordering of the Astro turf, the outdoor planting, the commissioning of the outside bar etc. Which will see it start to come together quickly in keeping with our design. So look forward to more exciting pictures to follow!
In design terms levelling out a bizzare step change in level that was killing space, dismantling and moving the bbq area to a better location has completely unlocked the space as per the design making it feel twice as big and way more useful space to entertain. Indeed there is such a joy in redistributing space to work better for you no matter where you are. The Jaccuzi, it was going on every count! It was old and knackered on every level and simply pointless to repair, the couple who bought the flat said they didn’t think they would use one, so it was cut up into 20 odd pieces and carried down as this was never installed up the narrow turning stairs it will have been craned in when they built the flats! However for those who are interested by the design but would opt for the hut tub option then it could exist in the design on the Astro-turf area instead of the sun lounger, just as a point of design for those who are interested!
As you can see from the photos the roof terrace has come to its completion and we are so proud of what we have achieved, and clients who are over the moon with their new outdoor space and entertainment playground! As you can see from the almost completed photos, bar some outdoor artwork yet to be finished from commission, we at bespoke living have delivered what was set out in the 3D visuals and then some. Externally it is our proudest moment as we completely transformed a tired, badly proportioned, under used and utilised outdoor space! When you step out on the roof terrace it just exudes fun and can’t help but make you smile as you take in the dramatic panoramic views of Manchester in style, sophistication, comfort and pure luxury. One of my personal favourites is the changes we made to the small secondary balcony where we moved the pavers to a mix of composite decking and AstroTurf, introducing a breakfast bar that looks out at a view over Manchester. Indeed I doubt there are few better residential places in the whole of Manchester to enjoy your breakfast, lunch or a drink or two with friends taking in the view in a little cozy well designed outdoor space.
This year, with a slight break in between, we have returned to the duplex penthouse to start work on phase 2 of the full refurb, and have begun ripping out the open plan first floor living space that incorporates the kitchen, lounge and dining area. Again from the 3D visuals you can get a feel for what we are striving towards and from the work in progress photos you can see once again we are more than delivering our design promise. With a well planned and organised install, that has seen us rip out the kitchen for a fresh new top of the range Porcelenosa Kitchen, which is already starting to look great and exciting the client. Then rip out the tired old light wood flooring contrasted with a theme of red of all colours?! Definitely not a design match made in heaven, that was heavily dating the property back to the last millennium, even though it was built in this one! We have replaced it with a beautiful grey engineered wood flooring. What is great about this flooring, also from Porcelenosa is the balance of a somewhat distressed look with an ultra modern flavour, which perfectly balances warmth but bright, sleek and very stylish but low fuss and hard waring. The wood flooring allows for a colourful insert carpet adding colour, fun and vibrancy to the space and is the next part of the install along with Krion fabrication for the kitchen island and sink run.