Overhauling their south London flat cost this couple just £20k — here’s how

4/28/2022 1:30:00 PM

“Our passions are experimental preservations, where we take existing buildings and make something new”

Renovations, Architecture

“Our passions are experimental preservations, where we take existing buildings and make something new”

With a budget of just £20,000, architects Will and Lena Gottelier transformed their Victorian flat — and added £60,000 to its value

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“We always knew we’d be very hands on with this,” says Will. When they got the keys in January 2019, they began by taking up the floorboards to lay insulation. Photograph: @NPASLondon/PA Tue 26 Apr 2022 21. The couple’s architectural ethos is all about being environmentally conscious, so getting the place properly insulated was crucial for them and, at about £500 for materials, it was a great investment too. My brother did not deserve to die like this. A typical layout for Victorian conversion flats sees the living room at the front of the house, a bedroom in the middle room and the bathroom and kitchen to the rear of the property.59 BST A major fire has broken out at a block of flats in south-east London , with more than 100 firefighters tackling the blaze. But in this case, the kitchen was in the second reception room, opening onto the living space. "This has now progressed into a murder investigation however we are not seeking to identify anyone further in connection with the incident.

“So it was already closer to how we wanted to live, with the kitchen at the centre of the house,” says Will. The London fire brigade said 13 people were evacuated from the building and there had been no reports of injuries. He only gave you jokes and smiles. But they decided to extend the kitchen to swallow up the corridor that once ran alongside it, turning a skinny galley-style kitchen into a well-proportioned room with space for a dining table. “It’s a great way to make the most of the space,” says Lena. Station commander Ian Smith, of the LFB, said: “This is an intense fire located in the roof of the building and fire crews are working hard in challenging conditions. Juliet Murphy Saving with Ikea and Youtube DIY The couple saved money by buying the kitchen cabinet carcasses from Ikea, using its finance service, and adding their own handmade doors, painted in Farrow & Ball’s grey-green Treron. "She worked very hard in this country to support her two girls and her two grandkids. “We love many aspects of the Victorian style, but we also wanted an ultra-simple, modern kitchen.” Residents told the Press Association that building work was taking place on the block of flats at the time, with scaffolding visible around the walls of the building. Related Topics.

It’s important to pick and choose the elements that work for you,” explains Will. They created the worktop and splashback wall using a micro-cement kit from Concrete Lab and tutorials. They arrived and, when they could get no reply at the door, they became concerned for the safety of those inside and forced entry, where they found the four family members stabbed. “I can’t imagine how we’d have managed this project without YouTube,” says Will. Juliet Murphy Past the kitchen there’s the guest WC, followed by the bedroom with a bathroom/laundry beyond. “This layout gives us a social zone and a private one, within a small flat,” says Lena. He was discharged from hospital on Wednesday and taken into custody.

Once the main work was done, the couple divided the rest of the jobs into weekend projects. Where others might feel exhausted at the prospect of two days of hard labour after the day job, this couple were raring to go. “We’ve had so much fun, it has been a joy to do, more like a hobby,” says Lena. In doing almost all of the work themselves, they estimate they’ve saved about £20,000 on labour costs. “Although we did outsource some expert jobs, including fitting new windows, replumbing and fitting a new boiler,” says Will.

When it came to revamping the scruffy communal hall and repainting the exterior, Lena and Will created a win-win situation with the landlord and tenant of the upstairs flat: Lena and Will did all the work and paid for the materials, but also got to choose colours that worked with their flat’s aesthetic. Juliet Murphy .

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period property projects.Building work was taking place on the block of flats at the time.Pictured: Brit husband and wife who were found dead at French cottage 'in murder suicide' Denton's sister, Julieth, had visited him days before for what what would be their last meal together.Image caption, Tyreece Daley died in hospital weeks after being stabbed at Beckenham Junction station A murder investigation has been launched after a man who was stabbed at a south London station died from his injuries.

“We always knew we’d be very hands on with this,” says Will. When they got the keys in January 2019, they began by taking up the floorboards to lay insulation. Photograph: @NPASLondon/PA Tue 26 Apr 2022 21. The couple’s architectural ethos is all about being environmentally conscious, so getting the place properly insulated was crucial for them and, at about £500 for materials, it was a great investment too. My brother did not deserve to die like this. A typical layout for Victorian conversion flats sees the living room at the front of the house, a bedroom in the middle room and the bathroom and kitchen to the rear of the property.59 BST A major fire has broken out at a block of flats in south-east London , with more than 100 firefighters tackling the blaze. But in this case, the kitchen was in the second reception room, opening onto the living space. "This has now progressed into a murder investigation however we are not seeking to identify anyone further in connection with the incident.

“So it was already closer to how we wanted to live, with the kitchen at the centre of the house,” says Will. The London fire brigade said 13 people were evacuated from the building and there had been no reports of injuries. He only gave you jokes and smiles. But they decided to extend the kitchen to swallow up the corridor that once ran alongside it, turning a skinny galley-style kitchen into a well-proportioned room with space for a dining table. “It’s a great way to make the most of the space,” says Lena. Station commander Ian Smith, of the LFB, said: “This is an intense fire located in the roof of the building and fire crews are working hard in challenging conditions. Juliet Murphy Saving with Ikea and Youtube DIY The couple saved money by buying the kitchen cabinet carcasses from Ikea, using its finance service, and adding their own handmade doors, painted in Farrow & Ball’s grey-green Treron. "She worked very hard in this country to support her two girls and her two grandkids. “We love many aspects of the Victorian style, but we also wanted an ultra-simple, modern kitchen.” Residents told the Press Association that building work was taking place on the block of flats at the time, with scaffolding visible around the walls of the building. Related Topics.

It’s important to pick and choose the elements that work for you,” explains Will. They created the worktop and splashback wall using a micro-cement kit from Concrete Lab and tutorials. They arrived and, when they could get no reply at the door, they became concerned for the safety of those inside and forced entry, where they found the four family members stabbed. “I can’t imagine how we’d have managed this project without YouTube,” says Will. Juliet Murphy Past the kitchen there’s the guest WC, followed by the bedroom with a bathroom/laundry beyond. “This layout gives us a social zone and a private one, within a small flat,” says Lena. He was discharged from hospital on Wednesday and taken into custody.

Once the main work was done, the couple divided the rest of the jobs into weekend projects. Where others might feel exhausted at the prospect of two days of hard labour after the day job, this couple were raring to go. “We’ve had so much fun, it has been a joy to do, more like a hobby,” says Lena. In doing almost all of the work themselves, they estimate they’ve saved about £20,000 on labour costs. “Although we did outsource some expert jobs, including fitting new windows, replumbing and fitting a new boiler,” says Will.

When it came to revamping the scruffy communal hall and repainting the exterior, Lena and Will created a win-win situation with the landlord and tenant of the upstairs flat: Lena and Will did all the work and paid for the materials, but also got to choose colours that worked with their flat’s aesthetic. Juliet Murphy .