Victorian End-terrace House in Sevenoaks, Kent Contemporary Living Room, London
Photographer: Darren Chung
Contemporary living room in London with white walls and painted wood flooring. — Houzz
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Notify building controlPeople often get confused between Planning Permission and Building Regulations. ‘They are completely separate departments with separate rules,’ explains Hugo. Building Regulations cover things like whether a project is structurally sound, whether the new space is fire safe, and whether the drains work.‘When knocking through, you would potentially remove the existing corridor that encloses the stairwell from the rest of the ground floor rooms. This in turn removes the safe passageway to the front door in the event of a fire,’ explains Robert Maxwell. You can get around this in various ways, such as installing a fire curtain, an early warning system or a sprinkler system. You can find out more about the regulations on the government’s Planning Portal website.
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Cheat the look Crittall windows and factory spaces may go hand in hand, but for many of us these features simply aren’t an option in our homes. For the feel of this type of industrial window, without the soho loft, seek out a mirrored frame that gives a similar look, minus the major refurb project.Discover the history of Crittall windows
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Unlike mirrors in your bathroom or bedroom, you don’t need to be able to see yourself clearly in an overmantel looking glass. This gives you a lot more options. Intricate frames that obstruct your view or unusual shapes are perfect, while still leaving enough mirrored glass to bounce the light back. Consider the glass itself too, and opt for convex mirrors and antiqued styles for a more rustic or traditional look.
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Upcycle a windowRather than using a standard frame to create a mirror, you could find some suitable piece of architectural salvage and have antiqued glass applied to it. Ancient windows or old doors are perfect for this and will create an eye-catching feature. Find a glazier with experience of working with antiqued mirror finishes.