In one of our recently completed basement projects in East London we constructed a courtyard to maximise the natural light brought into the basement and for added outside space. We designed a practical space that is easily accessible from both inside the property and outside with stairs leading up to the front of the house. With large windows and glass doors surrounding the courtyard, it provides a unique alternative to having a light well to bring in light into the basement. A courtyard provides homeowners with privacy, sunlight and can be utilised in a number of ways.
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The photos show a superb newly completed basement swimming pool. This basement was excavated under house in London and shows what can be achieved. The basement pool has a exterior sunken courtyard with large bi-folding doors opening onto this outside space. There is a gym overlooking the pool too. Our in-house design team can do something similar for you to meet your needs so contact us today.
We have just started a huge basement excavation project in Hampstead London. It will contain a basement swimming pool, gym, sauna, steam room, cinema room and staff accommodation. Our in-house engineering and design team are overseeing the project. Contact us to see what we can construct for you.
Here is a huge basement we are excavating adjacent to a detached property. It will house a sauna, gym, cinema room and a family room as well as a utility room and storage. We construct many basement under gardens and have a in-house design team on hand to discuss what we can create for you, so contact us today and let us help you vision become a reality.
Here are some photos of one of our current basement swimming pool projects under construction. It is a large 18 metre pool in a retrofit basement that we are constructing. We excavate a large number of basement swimming pools and also basement gyms, saunas, steam rooms etc. We have out own in-house design team, so please contact us to discuss your needs.
This newly completed constructed self contained basement flat turned out to be a superb investment for the property owners. Premier Basements in house architects and design team created this design which the owners are delighted with. They retrofitted this basement beneath their ground floor and created 2 bedrooms and a large Kitchen/Lounge. Basement excavation such as there are what Premier Basements specialises in. Contact us for advice and a survey.
Getting as much natural light into Basements is a very important factor and needs careful planning. The amount of light in a basement can make the difference between a dark and unpleasant space compared to something that is a great place to spend time. Fresh air is also a important consideration. This Basement excavation in Hackney has a lightwell surrounded by a glass balustrade which ensures the maximum amount of light is let in. We have out own in-house basement architects who can discuss your requirements with you.
Most people want a basement to extend their living space but a basement also offers the option for you to be more creative than your usual self and pick an entirely new aesthetic theme for your home especially as a basement can be larger than the entire footprint of your home. One huge benefit of a basement is being able to avoid moving and the costs that come with that, you can build the cinema room you have always wanted or the playroom for your expanding family.
Interior wise a basement has a lot of lean way, if you fancy exposed brick and a bold statement room a basement allows for that as it does not have to conform to the rest of the property.
The following are some tips for basement interior design:
Being creative can extend beyond a framed artwork or bright cushion so don’t be afraid to design a statement wall using wallpaper in one of your rooms. Large digital prints and patterns can be used to create a wall mural and when balanced against minimal wall paint in the rest of the room it is not overpowering. Having a statement wall strategically placed under a light well will also enhance the impact of this.
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When decorating and deciding what furniture to buy people often believe that they have to stick to a certain style when in actual fact it is the balancing act between the different styles and elements in one room that creates an interesting space; For example, balancing bohemian prints against more organic minimal room features to create a contrast. If you are drawn in by bright colour palettes, patterned textiles then contrast this against neutral walls to create a sense of harmony.
When you have a light well consider having reflective surfaces to maximise the amount of lighting the room soaks up such as mirrored ornaments or wooden floors which does not absorb light as carpet does. With light wells strategically placed and LED lights to create the mood you desire you wont notice the difference. Because of this you can choose to have any room beneath ground floor such as your family room and kitchen.
The following images demonstrate how lighting can be both functional and decorative.
Turn your dreams basement into a reality: Below is one of our recently constructed basements featuring a large dining area. This basement blends functionality and bold aesthetics demonstrating how space beneath your home can be transformed.
This recent construction shows how a basement can be transformed into a statement room and how a basement has the benefit of not having to conform to the rest of the home. Our focus is on creating well designed spaces that are a showcase of imagination and style.
It is alway a pleasure to assist worth while charities. It was a pleasure to support the Alexander Devine charity which was set up in the memory of their son who died of brain tumour at the age of 8.
Ours is just a story of an ordinary familywho were blessed with an extraordinary little boy.
The journey that was to change our lives began in November 2001 when our precious first child was diagnosed with a brain tumour at just four years of age, there is nothing in this world that can prepare you for such a trauma, and life is never the same again.
Alexander was a very bright and funny child; he loved life and his family very much and had wisdom far beyond his years. He was to call upon all his great qualities in the years to follow.
Once given a diagnoses like this, about your child, the grieving process starts immediately, your whole world is consumed by hospital appointments, doctors, nurses, operations, treatments, scans, stays in hospitals, etc. You are on an emotional roller coaster that you have no control over and cannot get off.
Our son endured four and half years of operations, treatments and therapy and sadly died at the age of eight.
It is through our experience and many months of research and speaking with as many relevant professionals and authorities in this very specialised area of care that we knew, there was no doubt, Berkshire needed its own Children’s Hospice, and so we began the next chapter in our journey and the undertaking of realising Alexander Devine Children’s Hospice Service.
The word hospice is not a word that many relate to with happy thoughts, and I much prefer the Latin ‘a resting place on life’s journey’ but it is a word recognised by all. I know from our experience that you cannot go into a children’s hospice and not be filled instantly with love, laughter, happiness and tears. There is a huge amount of living that will fill a special home, like ours. That is what we are all about, providing a safe place for all, a place to be yourself and have a safe pair of loving arms around you, as much or a little as you need them.
On this remarkable journey we have been privileged and honoured to meet many amazing children and their families, supporters, volunteers, groups and benefactors, from all different walks of life, this has been the legacy our son has left us and we in turn know that our commitment is lifelong.
Thank you for being part of this journey, a journey that will continue on with your help and support……..