This lovely old farm cottage had not had any major works in over 15 years and our brief was to restore it back to to beautiful and ready for some tenants to move in. The property is a 3 bedroom property with kitchen, bathroom and living room. The internal walls were lined with wood chip paper and in many of the rooms, the plaster had come loose from the wall. We were asked to remove all the wood chip and restore the walls.
The bedrooms upstairs were suffering from condensation caused mould and the external walls all needed replastering and / or dry lining. This involved stripping the wallpaper, removing all existing plaster and then treating the walls before applying new plasterboard.
Two of the bedrooms had a skim of plaster on top of the boards and one of the rooms was drylined. New skirting boards were fitted to all rooms and then they were fully decorated with magnolia walls, white ceilings and satinwood finish to all doors and skirting.
The kitchen was very old and dated and was in need of a complete makeover. We removed the old kitchen units so that the kitchen was a bare shell. We then discovered that much of the walls needed serious work and set to work ripping off all the plaster, ready to fit new boards and skim remaining areas.
There was no extractor fan in the kitchen which had contributed to a build up of moisture in the room and subsequently, led to the decline of the kitchen’s state.
A new extractor fan was fitted and a box designed above a custom made stainless steel splash back to ensure that the cooking steam and smell could now leave the property.
We finished off the kitchen with brick effect grey tiles around all worktops and around the window to keep a nice country feel to the property.