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The Design Daily: Revitalising a 1970s Detached House in Blandford Forum

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In today’s video, we focus on transforming a dated 1970s detached house in Blandford Forum, Dorset. Despite its initial appearance, this property holds immense potential for a stunning renovation. Our primary goals are to open up the living space, modernise the kitchen, and address the small third bedroom to create a more functional and aesthetically pleasing home.

Initial Challenges and Design Concept

The house features a typical 1970s layout with separate rooms, a small third bedroom, and dated interiors. The long, narrow dining room, separate kitchen, and conservatory at the back add to the cramped feel of the house. Our plan involves creating a more open and modern living space while retaining the character of the original structure.

Ground Floor Transformation

On the ground floor, we propose a dramatic transformation that will revolutionise the living space. By opening up the space to create an open-plan kitchen, dining, and living area and removing the dated conservatory, we can significantly enhance the living space. The addition of a utility room and a study will effectively utilise the space, making it more practical and appealing.

Upstairs Layout Improvements

Upstairs, the small third bedroom poses a challenge. By extending over the new rear extension, we can create a larger master bedroom, ensuring all bedrooms are spacious and functional. This extension also allows us to keep the existing family bathroom while adding more storage space.

Final Touches

The end result of our renovation is a beautifully modernised home that seamlessly combines open-plan living with practical spaces like a utility room and study. The new layout ensures that the house is both functional and aesthetically pleasing, making it a perfect family home.

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