Kährs ash flooring design chosen for Cotswolds ‘Arts & Crafts’ property renovation

Award winning architecture and development company Design Storey have specified a Kährs ash wood floor design for their Cotswold property renovation project in Chipping Campden. The project, which appeared on Channel 4’s Best Laid Plans, celebrates the mid-century and Arts & Crafts heritage of the house.

Occupying a large corner plot, the property was re-designed to make the most of its aspect and orientation. Design Storey switched the focus of the house by removing the single garage and replacing it with a contemporary single-storey kitchen, dining and living area, where Kährs’ ash wood flooring runs throughout the open plan design.

Design Storey architect Lydia Robinson says

“We chose a Kährs ash flooring design as we were looking for a light wood flooring which reflected our Scandinavian-inspired interiors. We were keen to specify ash as this is the native wood species that is most prevalent in the Cotswolds, yet it is not as frequently found in the interiors. Using ash enabled us to tie the flooring in with the timber for the doors, bespoke joinery and stair treads.”

As a result of the renovation, the 1950’s house has been revitalised as a contemporary four bed home, with a modern yet practical interior. The project has been shortlisted for Design through Innovation in the 2018 RICS Awards, which showcases the most inspirational initiatives and developments in land, real estate, construction and infrastructure.

Kährs’ range includes a selection of sustainable ash wood flooring designs, ranging from on-trend light grey hues to classic warm, natural beige shades. The designs feature in Kährs’ new 2018 Design Stories brochure, available at any local Kährs dealer, or by request.