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Enjoyable sustainable renovations

Studio rental space with own front door in Victorian terrace home

The Place Between completely remodelled this Camberwell property, which was purchased as a 3 bed victorian terrace with bags of potential in 2016 and sold as a 4 to 5 bed in 2021, without extending the property. As part of the overhaul, a new kitchen was fitted the front of the property, in the double reception, leaving an ideal space to create a studio annex with renting potential in the space that originally hosted a small kitchen with utility.

An additional front door was put in, along with a kitchenette and a shower room. This made the property a flexible space, as the studio could either be used as self contained or as another reception room/ 5th bedroom with en-suite.

Gorgeous patterned tiles made the kitchen corner stand out, and the shower was tiled with duck egg blue brick.

The original brick walls were exposed as a feature and painted 'parker grey' (a neutral dark tone from the long lasting and generous coverage wall paint in Lakeland Organic collection).

This brick separation was also the ideal existing sound buffer, and the other walls were topped with soundproofing decorative cork wall covering, for extra cosiness and style. The material used was sustainable 3 mm cork roll as wallpaper, which provided a soft sound barrier and a warm atmosphere to the room.

Between 2017 and 2020, this stunning space hosted short and long term lodgers, and the rental income was over £1000 per month. Renovating the space added tremendous value and appeal to the property.