The newly restored house is at Vazhiyambalam near Thrissur in Kerala.
The siblings were about to get married, and it seemed timely to renovate the house. The house which was over 20 years old had rooms that were dark and stuffy besides having space constraints. They redesigned the house keeping all that in mind.
Back then their house was one of the bigger ones in that area. It was a 4-bedroom house stretched over 2400 sq ft. They rearranged the interiors to overcome space constraints. A bedroom was added on the upper floor. All bedrooms were given attached bathrooms and dressing space. That stretched the house to 3548 sq ft.
The exteriors were transformed into a modern-colonial style architecture. Stone cladding gave a special beauty to the house. The GI truss roofing was laid with brick roof tiles.
The old sit-out and car porch were merged and transformed into a formal living room. Their old formal living room was refurbished into a family living room.
Since their old mosaic flooring had lost its shine, it was completely overhauled and replaced with vitrified tiles. Wooden flooring has been used to highlight common areas.
The formal-family living areas complemented each other. One of the highlights of the family living area was the TV units finished with veneer rafters. The dining unit was done in Nano white top and upholstered chairs and had crockery shelves nearby. The highlight of this area has to be the courtyard done in stone cladding and skylight. The flooring was covered in Kota stone and lined with grass. They have also kept the sitting space separate here.
Interestingly they have converted the space under the stairs into a reading area. Since the occupants are newly married, the bedrooms have been redesigned with an eye on giving them a resort feel. Each bedroom is done based on a theme. They have also added attached bathrooms, wardrobes, and dressing spaces.
They have transformed their old kitchen into a spacious modern one. The countertops are spread in nano white. There is a tiny breakfast corner with efficient square tables and round cushioned stools. They have also set up a work area, store, and utility space as well.
The visitors who had the old house in mind were stunned to see this new updated version. They found it hard to believe that it was a renovated house. All said and done the house owners are a happy lot with their new upscale abode.
Location- Vazhiyambalam, Thrissur
Plot- 27 cent
Area- 3548 Sq.ft
Architect/ Designer- Sumayya KA, Salih AS (Sumayya Salih Architects. Thrissur) Mob- 7034297029 9388323323