A fixer-upper in the heart of Birmingham.

Steel frame Crittall windows divide up the space outside, giving you time to take it all in
Bespoke modern lighting ties together the modern theme of the kitchen and diner
Matt-finished wood floors give the illusion of “raw wood”, seamlessly blending into the outdoor space
Bespoke skirting board evokes a similar style to the original
Repaired and restored bannister from solid oak to serve as a reminder of the home’s Victorian beginning
Handmade and hand-painted encaustic tiling adds a splash of colour to an otherwise minimal space

What do you do when tasked with a full reno for a late 1800’s home? Full to the brim with stunning period features, 2G worked around the quaint coving and original fireplace to modernise an otherwise run down Victorian home.

We knew the home needed to be functional and practical, so we opened up the space with a brand-new kitchen and diner extension. Fewer doors and hallways allowed for a larger and brighter space designed for multi-functional living. Leveled off flooring and Crittall windows bring in light and greenery, framing the large outdoor space to perfection.

Project

Residential Design & Build

Client

A growing family of three

What We Did

Modernising an old home for a new family, designed with style, function and practicality in mind.

Traditional modernism.

We kept the front of the house traditional by freshening up original features but we wanted the heart of the home to be filled with all the modern commodities of a growing family. The kitchen-diner space is now fit for entertaining dinner guests as well as weekend activities with the kids. We wanted to blend modernism while still respecting the heritage of this old home that’s brimming with character.