Q We’re creating an en-suite shower room in our master bedroom but the cupboard we’re converting isn’t particularly large. Any tips on maximizing space?
We’ve recently undertaken several similar projects – using a small space to its best advantage for new en-suites. It can be done. Using glazed panels for the adjoining wall can help both increase natural light to your new space and give a more spacious feeling. Think about using concealed storage. Use strong, bright lighting solutions and think about installing large, almost oversized mirrors. You’ve mentioned a shower – we’ve even installed free standing baths in small spaces – the effect can be dramatic!
Q I want a statement light fitting for our newly refurbished dining room but feel somewhat restricted by what I’m finding online.
Can you point me in other directions?
Lighting can be such a key ingredient for any makeover project. The right choice can just seal the deal in terms of look, function and overall impact. We are fans of the Porta Romana range of lighting, mainly because they offer strikingly different solutions. For a dining room have a look at their amazing Lollipop Chandelier – see photo. We recently used it with a scorched gold finish and navy velvet shades with gold lining and the outcome was a winner. Website is www.portaromana.com.
Solutions for a a supersized master bedroom can include a oversized headboard set against a stud partition.
Q We have a very large master bedroom after knocking two rooms into one. We’re now worried it’s too large. Any suggestions to calm our worries are welcome!