This kind of work is exactly what we are used to, taking it apart and putting it back together again. We are experts in this line of work, most of the residential projects we work on are along these lines, and we are become well known for it. Delivering on time with a trusted team, providing all of the skills needed to give the clients exactly what they have in mind. A project Like this would probably start off with a design fee involved to enable our design team to make a complete design study. It involves a lot of hours of drawings plans, offering 2D and 3D options. A complete process in required before we can even start to reach the final designs. Once the clients are happy with schemes we have put together along with the complete construction and furnishing quotes we can get to work. This also includes our project management, putting together the contractor team, and negotiating entirely for the client on their behalf throughout.
This particular project took approximately 4 months from start to finish. The villa was in need of complete modernization for an English families second home in the heart of the Golf Valley Nueva Andalucía. The once loved chintzy pelmets, and beige bathroom suites were not to their liking or ours for that matter. We were going for our usual home from home feel, updated contemporary and welcoming.
We redesigned and enlarged the swimming pool, making the pool stairs and aqua (effect with white tiles) colored water the first things you see on your approach down the stairs, through the double doors into the lounge. We notice all of the things to accentuate to make the most of the villa.
The other most important thing is curb appeal. We want you to look like the best house on the street, the one everyone’s talking about. The curved wall, and overgrown shrubs were just too much. We wanted straight lines, saying this house is taken care of, strong and secure, with huge wooden and chrome sliding gates to replace the old iron ones. Up and down contemporary lights finish off the streamlined look.
Other construction details included making the whole interior shared living space open plan, but cleverly giving each section its identity. The log burning 3 sided fire which can be enjoyed from all angles ties the space together.
There really isn’t one piece of the house which hasn’t been replaced or at least given some though to. Obviously the clients are rest assured that they have brand new electrical, plumbing, under floor heating, air-conditioning throughout, all the latest technology. We chose porcelain wood effect flooring, which is homely and easy to maintain. PVC windows, secure, made from sustainable materials, and the best insulation systems. Ceiling design also plays a really important role in our projects, is enables us to hide A/C ducting, and also create great lighting effects, with drop ceilings for LED spotlights, and recessed LED lighting effects all on dimmers. In the bathrooms and kitchen we can also create ambiance lighting effects with LED behind mirrors and under units, counters. It really is a cost effective way of making a difference.
The furnishings are all coordinated to fit in with the style of the new house, with lots of communication between ourselves and the clients. Accents colors, luxury silks and velvets, against cool lacquers and dark black or grey oak wood. We buy furniture from all over the world, and if we can’t find what we are looking for we make it. With years of experience working with brands and manufacturers we know who to rely on for quality, cost and deadlines. All of our soft furnishings are made on site, so we really can control the quality and make design decisions quickly.
We find all of our clients use our kind of complete construction to furnishing service, as we really do offer everything from each end of the spectrum. All they do is deal with one company, Blackshaw Interior design takes on all of the responsibility so they don’t have to. We understand their need for quality and service as they are always busy business people, or do not live full time in the country. Adding immediate value to both your property either for investment or living, and also your lifestyle.
If you have a renovation or furnishing project you would like us to take a look at, residential, commercial or other, we would be really interested to meet you and discuss exactly what you need.