Photography by Casa Fumetti
An interior enthousiast's dream has come true! We bought a house and started renovating. How exciting! It is a corner house built in the 1800s with a whopping 340m2 divided over four floors located in the centre of the Hague. It has many original details left but in our opinion, it needs some loving.
So let me write a few things about the reno project. As all renovations, we started with a few small ideas and adjustments and ended up with quite a large renovation project. The project has now officially kicked off (the contractors are breaking out walls as we speak) and I decided to report about progress on this blog. To summarise the purpose of the project; our aim is to make the house more user friendly, a little smarter, upgrade some of the structural features and last but not least look according to our style and taste. With this in mind, interior architect KT71 made a design for our house which tries to optimise the rooms and their functions, implement more unanimity in terms of style throughout the house and remove unnecessary structural elements to create a more clean and efficient home that fits our needs.
To explain the new layout:
- Ground Floor: Entrance / Mud Room / Living Room / Dining Room / Kitchen / Garden / (new) Stairs to wine cellar / Guest Washroom
- First Floor: Master Bedroom / Ensuite Bathroom / Dressing Room (Yes! A room! OMG!) / Office / Separate Washroom
- Second Floor: 3 Bedrooms / Bathroom
- Third Floor: Au-Pair Room / Guest Room / Bathroom / Laundry Room
Below an impression from the outside, as well as a hint of the staircase. The major works include replacing all windows, moving, breaking out or placing new walls, moving fireplaces and renewing behind-the-wall wires and pipes. But....it will be amazing!