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Positive changes for a family home in Bracknell

Project: Create a Zen Den

The transformation of  garage to ‘Zen Den’ played an important part in enabling the success of extending and organising the family living space. The garage which housed a collection of mis-matched storage units, games and sports equipment needed to become an integral part of the home.

The brief

To organise and make sense of the space and create a comfortable and fun space for music and media.

The challenge

  • To create an environment for all the family to enjoy.
  • Incorporate utility items and maintain access for servicing.
  • Combine colour and fun with style and longevity.

The approach

The proposed scheme was illustrated with a floor plan, elevations and scheme board.

The result; a den for all

The den now houses all the musical instruments as well as TV and games consoles providing a great ‘chill out space’ for the whole the family.

Eclectic elements are cohesively fused by balancing the colours and textures used for the finishes and furnishings.

Using carpet instead of a hard flooring was one of the most impactful changes – improving acoustics as well as bringing a more sophisticated aesthetic to the room. The adults love this space as much as the children.

What our clients say…

“The unexpected side effects have both stunned and delighted me. Giving each room a clear function has not only changed the look and flow of the house, but also family life!
The children used to rarely play computer games together but now watch a film, play games in the den and use the study for their homework which they also do together. It may take longer but judging by the chatter and laughter it’s a lot more fun.
The transformation is stunning and the positive impact on our way of living downstairs is amazing.”
  – Ann Edwards

Do you have a similar project in mind?

The scope of each project depends highly on the various elements that are to be included. Whether a full design and implementation service is required or simply a soft furnishings brief, I will help you make it become reality.

An initial phone call will quickly establish an outline design brief and budget and how I can best assist you:  0118 941 8203 or send an email

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Claire Tull is a member of the British Institute of Interior Design (BIID Registered Interior Designer) and is subject to their Code of Conduct.