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Small cellar conversion ideas

Small cellar conversion ideas

Many Georgian, Victorian and even Edwardian houses in London come with a cellar. These subterranean rooms were generally used as coal storage and in grander homes – a cellar or basement would have included a scullery, larder and other service rooms. Now, with coal fires mostly banned in London and with no need for such rooms as a scullery, most cellars are used for storage or are ignored, meaning they are ripe for development for any homeowner that may want…

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Londons latest interior design trends 2017

London’s latest interior design trends 2017

If you are thinking of remodelling your home with a basement conversion, or even the triple conversion – loft, extension and basement – you want to be thinking about what the end product will look like. To help you on your way we have picked out some top trends in interiors for 2017. Customisation According to WGSN, a world leading trend forcaster, one of the biggest trends of 2017 will be customisation. This is not just reserved for furniture, but…

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Basement Style Ideas

Basement rooms can be challenging places when it comes to interior design. You are met with all sorts of challenges, such as a lack of natural light and subterranean rooms can sometimes come across as cold, hard, featureless places. However, with the right lighting, furniture, layout and colour palette, you can create a beautiful cosy basement area that the whole family can enjoy. Create zones If you have a basement conversion that includes a large open plan space, you can…

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5 awesome ideas for a basement man cave

Earlier this year we conducted a survey of 1,000 UK residents asking if they could add another room to their home, what would it be? 27% of respondents came back and said a ‘man cave’, ‘dad pad’ or ‘man crèche.’ In light of these results, we thought we’d find some awesome and unique ideas for creating the ultimate man cave. Novelty Fridge A man cave is not a man cave without a fridge to keep the beers cool. So, you…

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Basement Conversion Trends

It’s not just the tube that lurks under the streets of London, in the more fashionable London postcodes, home owners have been expanding their houses by digging out basements – some of which can have more square footage than the house itself. This has led to such houses being called Iceberg properties. London is currently in a basement boom and it’s not just the oligarchs and billionaires who are enjoying a subterranean lifestyle – it’s becoming an option for many…

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Basement Conversion Health and Safety

At Simply Basement, we treat the health and safety aspects of building your London basement conversion with the utmost seriousness to ensure the safety of our builders as well as you and your family. When you’re speaking to different basement conversion companies to find the right one to handle your basement conversion project, you should ask them about their approach and check it complies with HSE guidelines. Any reputable contractor will take the following steps into account. Before work begins:…

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Can I turn my basement into a safe room?

It may sound like something out of a Hollywood movie, but more and more London homeowners are making enquiries about safe rooms (also known as panic rooms) to help protect them and their family if they find themselves in danger. Basements, of course, provide a great place for a safe room since they are completely encased, only have one entrance and exit, and are easy to reinforce. While it might not be as glamorous as a home cinema or a…

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Are basements the new penthouses?

According to this recent article in The Telegraph they are. The feature tells us to forget images of dank and dreary basements and to consider instead the desirable prospect that a basement has become. The article points to Knights House in Knightsbridge as an example of the London basement penthouse. A four-floor townhouse flaunting three apartments, its three-bedroom basement apartment is the most expensive and luxurious there, offering 4,451sq ft. over the ground and lower-ground floors with a screening room,…

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Simply Basement has the answers

When you’re considering a London basement conversion, you come up against a lot of questions – but the answers aren’t always so easy to find. This is especially complicated by the fact that there are still a lot of myths about basement conversions out there that can often scare you away from your own project. At Simply Basement, we specialise in basement conversions in London, so there’s probably not a question we haven’t been asked yet. To save you some…

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Turn your basement into a swimming pool

With outdoor space limited and at a premium in overcrowded London, having the space around your own home to exercise and let off steam can seem like an impossible dream. However, with a basement conversion you can create your own exercise space at home with a swimming pool and gym. The idea of putting a swimming pool in the home can be a bit daunting and many people instantly worry about creating a space deep enough and the structural engineering…

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