It really is such a pleasure to capture imagery that shows the heart, passion and hard work of the home owner. This was definitely the case in this one bedroom apartment in Glenwood, Durban, where the owner, being in the building and construction business, took on the project of making this old run down apartment a face-lift second to none.
Things like taking out the wooden floor, laying a screeded concrete surface and then using the floor boards as window shutters were what makes this a unique interior with a very different outcome. The kitchen counter is a concrete slab to mirror the floors but then suspended as a floating shelf by thick steel cables. All the plaster on the walls were carefully chipped away to reveal the bare brickwork and then treated accordingly. Most of the appliances and furniture were custom built or modified and restored from scrap heaps and then placed on wheels so that cleaning the apartment is simple – for built in cupboards and storage the alternate was discarded changeroom lockers! With the owner being health conscious and into fitness, home gym apparatus has been incorporated within the bedroom area – all these were custom designed to fit the space. Personally, I loved the chalk boards, the magazine pin-up headboard and aspects of self-motivation scattered throughout the living space.
If this kind of renovation suits you and you feel inspired by the imagery below, contact Jared Dwyer on 083 817 8852 or email@example.com