This family room in Bournemouth is somewhat of a tardis.
This client needed a dual purpose space. A place detached from the family home for their teenage kids to have somewhere to relax and have some independence, and also as an occasional overnight guest space.
The client’s back garden was the chosen site for the white rendered garden room. This particular building is interesting because of its proximity to the existing garage. The front wall of the new family room extends past the front of the building in order to seem as though it is joined up with the existing garage and give the illusion of one continuous building. The garage will be rendered to match at a later date. Check out the 2D dimension plan below to see what we mean.
Space in the family room is maximised with use of inset LED down lights, integral aluminium blinds, and the door into the shower room (yes, you heard right!) is a sliding pocket door – which slides neatly into the wall cavity.
The building is kept bright and airy with large sliding doors. In this case, two central panels slide away from each other to create a central opening. We don’t install many of this style of opening but think that they do make a very attractive symmetrical design.
Installation of a shower room with WC is much more simple than many of our prospective clients initially think. In this case the only additional works required were to remove a section of existing decking and run a 10m pipe to the nearest drainage point. Our client opted to include a shower, toilet and basin. The basin is housed in a vanity unit which also neatly holds the electric hot water heater. Having this extra facility means that the family room works much more effectively as a standalone guest space when family and friends come to stay.
Cost effective laminate provides a hardwearing flooring solution which will withstand heavy traffic (stomping teenagers and scratches from furniture being moved around!)