Architectural & Interior Design for Basements
Basement design is literally the beginning and the end when it comes to the success of your basement conversion, from initial discussions on how to arrange the space, down to the final interior fittings. We have deployed many innovative designs to provide flexible basement spaces that maximize room space; minimise hallway space, and always give a natural sense of place.
We assign great importance to the passage of natural light to the basement, and therefore the design of the light well is crucial.
Linking the basement to the home
At OLBC, we understand the history and unique architectural features of London properties. Our expert design team work hard to ensure that our clients maintain the existing charm of their property across our finished projects.
Alongside questions of how the space will work practically and aesthetically, there is also the question of how the new basement will work together with the existing house. Either by carefully assimilating the feel of the basement with the original style of the house, or by creating a complimentary modern space suitably connected to the upper floors, OLBC will work to ensure that your visions are exceeded. We are constantly developing new ways to link the basement not only to the rest of the house via the main staircase, but also to the front and rear of the property via light wells or by using landscaping techniques. Each house and garden is carefully assessed for its potential, and a design is created to maximise the light to the basement and connection with all the surroundings. The end result combines clever use of light and space with the highest finish quality and seamless connections.
If you have further questions about how a basement will work with your existing home please get in touch.
Basement Interior Design
If you are seeking a full-service design and build basement extension, our Design Director, Rosie Caley will visit you to discuss your project in detail. As well as covering your ideas for the project; we like to understand what brought about the decision to undertake the work; how you currently use the property and how you would like to use it; and your plans for the future. Interaction with our clients is vital at this formative stage in order to make the very best use of the proposed basement. This meeting can take around two hours and we suggest partners or other family members are present so everyone can communicate their ideas to us.
We would be delighted to take you to view finished basements to help you with ideas for basement plans and inspiration on how you would like it to look. You can see a selection of our design work in our Portfolio. Please also consult our answers to client’s frequently asked questions.