Inspirational design solution for the ‘Through Room’
In a bid to create a more spacious living area in a typical terrace house, many owners resort to the classic ‘knock through’ conversion, combining the original front and back rooms to create a larger open-plan space.
Anyone who has done this knows that using and furnishing a conjoined space which has two fireplaces can be problematic. The result often being that the principal sitting area remains squashed in around the fireplace of the original front room, and the rear part of the new room ends up under-used and adding very little in practical terms.
In this west London house project we resolved this challenge by introducing a large-scale ‘floating’ walnut and matt grey lacquer joinery unit which integrates the two spaces more effectively, providing a single fireplace as a focus for an enlarged seating area that occupies 70% of the conjoined space, and integrating display shelves, AV, speakers, and a TV which can be concealed by a sliding wall when
not in use.