flowing seamlessly from sitting room to dining room
Photo of a victorian formal open plan living room in Kent with beige walls, carpet, a standard fireplace and a freestanding tv.
Preserve period features with a downstand
There is always the danger that knocking through the two rooms will destroy some of the original features. But carefully considered and executed knock-throughs can be very effective.
‘To preserve cornicing, you just leave a little downstand from the ceiling, so the cornice can continue. It also gives you an idea of how the house was originally structured,’ explains Hugo. So you can still do a knock-through without losing the detail. - darkfinch