Mr Atkin, Finchley

Mr Atkin, Finchley
January 24, 2019 admin
Mr Atkin, Finchley
Relationship: Client
Project Date: March 2018
Project Price: > than £100,000
I found Sam through a personal recommendation, having seen some of his other work which I loved. I had already begun a complex ground floor rear extension and loft conversion, so Sam had the difficult task of coming up with ideas for composition and layout, all in a tight timeframe due to the build already progressing quickly.
Having now completed my development, I can say Sam has far exceeded my expectations and I would unreservedly recommend him. My only regret is that I didn’t ask for his help earlier in the build.
I never intended to have an interior designer, as thought I had a clear design vision, but Sam changed my perception of what a designer brings. His approach was holistic, from thinking about how to use the space and suggesting design features through to textures and colours to bring it to life.
Sam never pushed too hard in one direction and provided illustrations and source material to guide my thinking. He always worked within my budget and actually found ways to achieve a result beyond my expectations, for less money.
I completely trusted Sam to alter designs to better use our space. Some examples of his influence are:
– I planned to have a separate utility room next to the kitchen, but Sam cleverly incorporated the washing machine, dryer and clothes hanging space within the kitchen units to create clean lines and a much more open feel in the kitchen/diner.
– Sam changed the island dimensions to create more balanced working spaces and walkways.
– Sam changed the direction of door hanging to ensure maximum feeling of space and completely designed the lighting scheme. He also assisted on floor choice (we went with engineered oak) to provide a more luxurious feel and prepare for the 2nd fix.
Overall, I am delighted with his work and will absolutely use him again on my next project.