Lighting, flooring … nearly finished!

Lighting a small space well is vital. You don’t want to create a cave and the more light you can introduce the airier a space can feel.

The ceilings in the shower room, kitchen and bedroom have very limited height so recessed spotlights were the best option. These are simple, clean and can produce a practical and clean light. These were installed very early in the build.

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The lounge area has the high vaulted ceiling. During the day light floods this space but at night we still wanted the high ceiling to be appreciated. We used directional spotlights in the lounge that could be angled to get the light to bounce off the ceiling into the room. By doing this the light is softened.

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We also had some space to hang fairy lights!

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The floor treatments had to be kept simple. The main living areas – lounge, bedroom and stairs – were carpeted. This gives a homely feel and really finishes off the room.


The shower room and kitchen had vinyl laid before the cupboards were installed. The expert fitter was able to do this in one piece.

In order to preserve the floorings, a fitted mat was also laid at the door which would collect the majority of dirt and grit.

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Ok, so I have teased you a little bit in not showing you the finished article … but I want you to see the whole thing in the next post.

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