When we wanted to extend our flat Ruth immediately grasped that what we wanted was not only more space but also more light. Her ideas as to how to achieve this were far beyond what we could have thought of ourselves, and ten years later, as I walk into the space she designed, I am reminded daily of how much we owe to her for creating such a practical, substantial and light living space complete with a wonderful glass “wall” that makes it feel as though the garden beyond is part of our home. It was a challenge – a dark lounge, a pokey galley kitchen, and grim alley way, upstairs neighbours, party wall neighbours, the local authority planning department and building inspectors… transformed into a marvellous open plan large lounge area, a streamlined modern kitchen with a dining area leading out onto a patio to the garden.
Not only were her ideas excellent, but she recommended good conscientious workmen to put them into effect, and project managed the work for us, her daily attendances keeping everything moving smoothly to completion.
It’s never easy having your home turned upside down whilst it is extended especially if you are still living there, but it was a far less traumatic experience than it might otherwise have been.
I would have no hesitation in recommending Schamroth + Harriss, and indeed have already done so.