Family Home, Cheshire

Originally a tired 4 bedroom detached house in a desirable location in Altrincham. Cream & Black were instructed to manage all aspects of the project, leading each stage of the build and design process. Space planning early on in the design process was key to cohesion between the existing structure and new extension.

We increased number of bedrooms to 5 also drastically increasing the size of them. Without compromising bedroom space, we could give each an en-suite. The master en-suite featured a freestanding bath, a walk in shower, double vanity and bespoke recessed cabinetry.

The importance of having an open plan living and kitchen area appealed to our client, so to the rear of the property we designed an extension which was a large open plan family space overlooking the gardens. Within the large open plan family space we installed a combination of floor to ceiling aluminium windows and
bi-fold doors which framed views of the garden. Large spans of bi-fold doors in both the kitchen and family space give a sense of light and openness to the whole space.
The polished concrete effect porcelain floor tiles run throughout the extension, we then installed an inset carpet within a border of porcelain, which added softness to the lounge area.
The client’s brief encouraged us to mix different materials together to create an eclectic design. An example of this is the staircase, we designed it combining timber, stone and powder-coated metal to create a timeless feature.

We sourced furniture from a wide variety of suppliers and also commissioned some bespoke items. The final furniture specification combined contemporary and classic pieces.
We incorporated striking wallpapers to add textures in some rooms and interest in others.
Working closely with contractors and suppliers helped ensure the best possible finish for the project and, for Cream & Black.