REVITALISING A SPACE By Nicole Kow
Have you ever stayed in your home for a good number of years and felt that you needed a little sprucing? Especially since the pandemic, we are spending more time at home and certain areas can be redesigned to suit our new way of living. This issue we take a look at a targeted space transformation that has a new found purpose.
Before its transformation, this shaded spot was a pond space. The homeowners wanted to transform it into a place that they could relax and unwind. Fast forward to today and the pond has been removed, the flooring levelled to reveal a quaint and fully functional porch space.
To keep the porch functional throughout the day, it was important to shade the area. A steel structure with overhead was designed to envelope and protect the porch from the sun while it remained open.
The supporting steel columns on its own can appear raw and cold thus, wrapping it with tile injected a design flair that tied in with the rest of the home’s look.
Instead of wooden decking, wood tiles are a practical alternative. With realism in its detail, wood tiles are aesthetically pleasing and inviting. On a practical note, they are also low maintenance. A built-in bench borders a portion of the side of the porch and makes it ideal for a casual chit-chat.
Keeping it accessible, a newly included doorway acts as a second entrance into the home.
As the sun sets, the porch is the perfect place to unwind as you overlook a garden patch of beautifully landscaped foliage. Nothing calms the mind like basking in the solace of greenery.
Sometimes all you need is to revamp one area of the home for a revitalised feel as you maximise the potential of its use.