Re-connecting Spaces

Reconnecting separate units was a great way to make the most out of our client’s new purchase – a single standing 1950’s House in Rottenberg, Germany 


Our clients’ 1950’s house was split into 2 apartments. They planned to convert it to a home they can retire in and asked us to help them convert it into one single house with a living area downstairs and a sleeping area upstairs.



Original Layout 

With a large space on the ground floor, we created an open living & eating area as well a room for an office or guest room.

The client wanted to convert the large ground-floor, which already included a bathroom, kitchen, entrance, hallway and 3 additional rooms, into an open space with living and eating area and leave room for an office or guest room.

They also wished to add a patio door that would lead out to the garden… 

Having had a clear picture of what they wanted, the client created a few mockups… but asked they decided to keep them in the drawer and see what fresh ideas we could come up with.


New Design – Initial Sketch


Our designer, Kristell created a spacious open plan space with a built-in closet at the entrance for storing coats and shoes.

In the bathroom, Kristell suggested building a niche along the left wall to allow for a wall-hung WC with concealed cistern, a wall-hung basin with flush cabinet/mirror, and a walk-in shower with a shampoo niche flush with the wall. 

The built-in wardrobe in the guest room has a desk so that space can double up an office. 

Finally, the Living / Kitchen / Dining open-space was opened up and the kitchen area was increased considerably as it originally lacked counter space.

An island/ breakfast bar was added and a door was added to open the living room to the patio with a set of sliding doors. 



The client loved Kristell’s proposed layout and used her initial sketch to consult a local structural engineer on site.