Complete internal refurbishment & modernisation of apartment in Islington


This project, in Islington, North London required us to fully renovate this loft style apartment with a new modern look as planned by the new owner and the talented interior designer, Terry Hackney.

The apartment boasted an amazing space with large windows letting in a huge amount of natural light, and fantastic views over the canal, the new refurbishment we would completed would enhance these features giving the new owner a great place to come home to after a busy day at work.

The project needed refurbishment to the wooden flooring and the plans called for a new aerial yoga room to be created and installed, which was a unique feature in the industrial style design.

What our Islington client wanted

The clients had purchased a loft style apartment in Islington that they wanted to customise and renovate to match the plans created by their interior designer.

The apartment needed modernisation of plumbing and electrics, complete internal refurbishments, they also had plans for fitted wardrobes and a custom aerial Yoga studio created.

The plan also featured two brand new bathrooms fitted, a new kitchen, and the wooden flooring throughout property required refurbishment and repair – to give it that new floor look and feel, this would be one of the first projects we would complete after our initial gutting of the existing apartment.

The client, a professional working in the city, found Red Box through the Pink Pages Online directory and chose Red Box after discussing plans, quotation and our expertise. We were happy to work with their existing interior designer, Terry Hackney who supplied the relevant suppliers, fittings and plans for us to complete the project to their specification.

With the entire apartment being refurbished, we estimated approximately three months for completion, ready for the homeowner to move in, we took time to ensure each step was completed efficiently and communication remained strong between us, the designer and the client to finish on time.

How we helped the client to maximise and customise
the space in their new large apartment

Islington Loft Refurbishment

We worked closely with the client’s interior designer to complete the project for them to move into their new apartment. We completed on time, despite facing the normal challenges expected when working on a high floor apartment with no lift to bring in materials for.

Communication with the interior designer, Terry Hackney, helped us keep smooth running of the project to complete it to the client’s budget, time frame and expectation.

We successfully the modernisation of this Islington loft apartment with upgrades as to the electrics and plumbing, we also added many modern touches with all new kitchen and two bathrooms. The kitchen looked stunning and sitting room areas with views over the canal looked amazing, the large windows in the apartment allowed natural light to fill the finished apartment.

Each step of the way we worked with the client and interior designer to manage their expectations and requirements for the project, recommending solutions to complete their renovation vision.

After discussing the plans, quotation and specifications, the project budget was set as £72,000 + VAT which we achieved and completed the full renovation as scheduled, allowing the client to move into their dream apartment to start their new life.

What we created for our client

After we had completely gutted the flat, including plumbing and walls, we sanded, repaired and re-finished the wooden flooring throughout the property and replaced all electrics and plumbing to modernise the facilities.

We created built-in wardrobes in the bedrooms and the rooms were redecorated to the clients industrial style design specifications. The living room was decorated and finished, taking full advantage of the large floor to ceiling windows letting in lots of natural light.

The two bathrooms were fitted and finished, leaving two sleek and up to date facilities for the new homeowner.
The kitchen was fitted and decorated in according to the interior designers plans with a stunning level of finish which the client loved and recommended us to friends and family for their future home renovations.

The final touches for the electrical fixture and fittings were added last, before our decorators went over any last minute touch ups.

As with all our projects, our teams worked hard to minimise mess, waste and noise disruption for both our client and the neighbours alike.

All waste was removed & disposed of professionally and as environmentally friendly as possible by our clean up team.

Project style: Modern large family home

Project Budget:

Project location:
Islington, North London

Project type:
✓ Full Interior refurbishment
✓ Wooden flooring repaired and finished
✓ Custom fitted wardrobes
✓ New custom aerial Yoga studio built
✓ New wiring & plumbing throughout
✓ Painting & Decorating
✓ New kitchen fitted
✓ Two New Bathrooms fitted

Start date:
January 2018

April 2018

Key suppliers:

  • Terry Hackney – Interior Designer
  • Geberit sanitary ware
  • Flooring from Wood & Beyond
  • Bono Traffic HD extra matt
  • Grohe Sensia Arena ToiletTopps Tiles
  • Domus tiles
  • Buster & Punch electrical fittings
  • Viega shower gulley
  • DQ Vela Designer radiators
  • Artelinea bathroom vanity
  • Allmilmo kitchen

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Areas We Serve

We cover all postcodes in and around the Islington area.

  • EC1R
  • EC1A

Why Choose Redbox


We specialise in home improvements, extensions, kitchen fitting and bathrooms as well as the associated services of plumbing, electrical and full decoration work.

Our team work closely with architects and designers, either engaged by us or which you may have already engaged. We are happy to follow your design or work with you on a design to fit your budget and taste.

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