Stuart Road Kitchen

collaboration
   — creativity

Our relationship with our clients and the ideas they bring to the table is vital to what we do. We pride ourselves on a process built upon close collaboration, open conversation and attention to detail. We cater to their personalities, needs, aspirations and values, and translate them into spaces that have resonance and meaning, that are a joy to experience both inside and out.

words from our clients

“It may sound over the top, but working with Sarah has quite literally changed our lives. It’s changed the way we eat, the way we sleep and it’s even helped us adapt to the addition of two very messy lodgers (also known as our children).

We’ve completed two projects with Sarah to date (a loft extension and a side return) and are about to embark upon a third. There’s nobody we’d trust more with our house. She has great ideas, great creative vision and her attention to detail is second to none. What’s more, she’s only too happy to answer all of our questions (no matter how daft) and work with us to find creative solutions to any problems that may arise along the way.

Both projects have really transformed our house and the way we live and we couldn’t be more grateful to her for that.”

Stu + Danni

“Sarah’s design of our garden room has turned a little-used part of our house into one of its most appealing features.   We are delighted with the result.

Creating a usable space required Sarah to balance our desire to respect the house’s distinctive style with the need to use modern materials.  She did this very effectively, presenting her own design, materials and engineering ideas while also being responsive to ours. 

Once agreement was reached, she ran a competitive procurement exercise, and then managed the relationship with the selected builder both professionally and reasonably.  She also regularly presented the financial aspects of the project clearly.

Sarah is talented, approachable, and efficient.  A project of this nature can be a highly stressful experience for the client – Sarah ensured that this was not the case for us.”

Mitch + Jenny

“We were looking to change our one-bedroom basement flat into a two-bedroom and also have some work done to the garden area to create a patio space. We had some ideas about how walls could be shifted around to create the extra room inside, but Sarah’s advice on the best ways to do this was brilliant. She was full of space-saving ideas like sliding doors and efficient placement of cupboards, etc. It’s four years since the work was completed, we appreciate those ideas even more as the space works incredibly well for us.

Throughout the design and build Sarah was always available and very helpful, walking us through all of the options really clearly and giving us the pros and cons of each one. The build was relatively stress free and we put a lot of that down to Sarah playing such a hands-on role in the whole process.

In summary – Sarah is great and we would thoroughly recommend her!”

Kerry + Mike

“My wife and I had a first floor investment flat in Kilburn which was light and spacious but in need of some repairs and serious renovation.  We had some clear, broad ideas of what we wanted but not in detail.   As we are currently living in Sydney, we needed to have an architect who could not only do the design but also manage the whole project with limited input from us and who we could completely trust to make decisions in terms of appearance and colour etc which were hard to judge just from photos.  Nature then added all the problems that came with COVID 19. Additionally, we were in the Borough of Brent whose rules added a further degree of unexpected complexity to the project.

Sarah did a great job throughout; at the design stage, she respected and helped interpret our vision and brought in some lovely ideas of her own – I particularly liked the Japanese bath.  She managed to navigate the various requirements of Brent without compromising the plans and ran a tender to choose an excellent  builder.  She worked very well with the builder to manage the inevitable issues that arose during the work always looking to manage cost and time.

The flat looks fantastic, and we also know now that it is finished to a much better specification in terms of energy efficiency and sound insulation.  An important test was that the first prospective tenants to see it, took it immediately with no quibble about the rent.”

Stephen + Anna

‘Sarah has been extremely responsive and professional throughout the whole process related to the construction works, from presenting plans, to obtaining permissions and having the works executed. Her creativity and great practical solutions to improve my flat have been extremely valuable. Sarah has also a great network of professionals, who performed a high quality work in my flat.

Every single person visiting me since the project has been completed has been impressed by how beautiful my place looks now thanks to Sarah.”

Roberto

“We employed Sarah to re-design the new ground floor of our house in Dulwich

She was a great choice for the project. Throughout the process she explained everything clearly to us; and she came up with innovative, creative ideas for the scheme. We would have no hesitation in recommending her or utilising her services again.”

Stephen + Neil

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