Refurbishing of our South Circular Road house has started and we are ecstatic!

South Circular Road renovation was a small but thrilling project that we have been working on.

The brief was to update the kitchen, living room, and dining space for a young couple and make it more contemporary looking.

We were very excited to work on the design proposal as the client was open to new ideas and happy to experiment with colours and the lighting.


The  kitchen was quite bare, lacking needed storage space. The ceiling lights were quite dominating- too large and not very appealing. The living and dining area also had no storage, thus serving as a blank canvas to implement our ideas for re-designing the space.

Kitchen Joinery before renovation


Living / Dining space before renovation


WEEK 1 & 2 – Electrics & Plumbing, Tiling & Joinery:

Small changes in electrics and relocation of the radiator took place. We have also designed overhead cabinets, installed new hidden extractor and bulkheads in matching the colour as existing joinery. To give the kitchen wall a new breath of life and an industrial touch, we used the quite popular white metro tiles.


Kitchen wall tiling in process


Metal cages powder coated in charcoal grey were installed for more overhead storage.

Custom made overhead cage shelving


To use every bit of space to its maximum potential, we designed a custom made freestanding sideboard. The idea was to re-create a distressed look by painting the unit in a mint colour and sanding over it to achieve the desired effect.

Custom made sideboard


The sideboard painted and distressed


To spice it up, we hung an industrial pendant over the sideboard in the kitchen area. Lighting is always a very important element of our design that can not be overlooked.

Molecular ceiling light hung over the sideboard


One of the first few changes that took place in the living and dining area were the new electrics that were implemented. A few holes needed to be drilled to the ceiling to move the cables across. We used the Hive pendants over the dining table and relocated two radiators. Once electrics and joinery were in place, we painted the wall and the ceiling over the dining table to create a dipped effect. The 1600mm diameter custom made, brass mirror was hung on the wall and new dining table was brought to the home.

Feature dining area with hive pendants and custom mirror


The custom made dining table is also one of the main attractions. One-third of the table is coated in white polyurethane and the rest was made of a stained solid timber. Kudos to our joiner, he is truly a magician.

Dining table detail


To give the living room space a bit of ambience but within the budget, we created a lighting cluster made of soft and light ceiling pendants.

Living room pendants’ cluster


Update on a final result soon to come!