After looking at the Oak by Design website, Richard Topham contacted them to discuss his various requirements for the modernisation of certain aspects of his home.
After chatting for a while to Richard Penny, Richard realised they’d both worked together for the Halifax Building Society back in 1985!
Richard owns an interesting detached property in a village on the outskirts of Knaresborough and after living there for some time wanted to update the downstairs area of the house.
He wanted to replace the white panelled doors, frames, skirting and architrave. He also wanted to revamp the staircase, understairs cupboard and change the flooring in the hall and dining room.
The engineered oak flooring he chose was from the Kolonial (Brushed effect for texture) range. The board width was 190mm and the finish Basecoat. This is a very natural looking board, which is light in colour.
New door-linings were fit and the existing chamfered architrave and skirting boards were replaced with a traditional bullnose profile.
The stairs newel posts, handrail, base-rail and spindles were replaced or covered in oak. The understairs cupboard was rebuilt and the 2 doors for it were made from one oak engineered door to fit the awkward triangular area.
The transformation, as you can see, has made for a contemporary welcome to the home.