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Brian replied on Wed, Jun 5 2019 7:42 AM

Aussie Michael:
Wow. How spectacular.

 

 

Your renovation is out of this world.

 

 

It’s an episode of Grand Designs.

 

 

Now to delight in filling your humidor and your wine room and enjoy the spoils of some hard graft in putting it all together.

 

 

The concrete wall panelling is a master touch for the wall in which your TV will be installed.

 

 

I bet your wife is very happy too.

Thats extremely kind of you to say Michael, thank you. Wife is over the moon and pleased with my design choices and decisions but, most of all, delighted with her new kitchens :-)

 

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Hiort replied on Wed, Jun 5 2019 8:44 AM

Brian:

 

Wife is over the moon and pleased with my design choices and decisions but, most of all, delighted with her new kitchens :-)

 

I bet she is Smile

Its a stunning transformation of the house and its in my mind super tastefully done.  I cannot think of anything else than B&O gear in such a house  Smile

Keep them pics coming Yes - thumbs up

 

 

 

 

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Brian replied on Wed, Jun 5 2019 10:05 AM

OK, I will continue with the cigar room next for those who might be interested in that. Hiort, photos of the stocked humidor included especially for you :o)

The cigar room is situated off the main hallway and I sourced a poster which I thought quite poignant and placed it on the wall just outside the room:

The humidification system required quite a bit of cable management too and because it was a US import I needed to place a step down converter inside the walk-in humidor.

Humidity sensor placed inside the center top shelf below

Step down transformer placed in the corner under the shelving, D trunking as used in main living room to hide all cables

Walk-in humidor up and running and fully stocked:

Next I needed to hang an LG OLED 65" B8 panel on the wall next to the humidor, tricky as there is an awful lot of sockets running up the wall behind the panels but I was prepared and had taken photos of the electrics before plastering so I knew roughly where to drill. My idea was to place a Beosound 35 on a stand under the LG panel and connect it optically. That way I would have a decent soundbar and a multiroom speaker all in one:

Finally the cigar room is finished and furnished:

Below two of the smoke extraction vents in the ceiling can be seen

I had a local artist make a water colour canvas for me. The story goes; Queen Victoria banned smoking at Court. When she passed away her son, now King Edward VII famously entered the courts the following day and declared 'Gentlemen, you may smoke!'

Next to the Ox chair I placed a Beocom 2 on the wall, H8 headphones connected to the LG OLED panel and a Beoremote One to control the Beosound 35. 

This then concludes the ground floor of the house, I hope I'm not boring you guys with amount of photos posted and thank you for all your kind comments. Next we move upstairs where a few more B&O installations were required. I will try to organise some more photos and post soon.

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marexy replied on Wed, Jun 5 2019 10:35 AM

Till now all i can say ..very very nice designes and some fine details.

 

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beojeff replied on Wed, Jun 5 2019 12:27 PM

Beautifully done! I'm especially impressed by your attention to cable management along the baseboards. This is something I've tended to neglect and need to work on. It really came to my attention after getting a Roomba. She tries to eat any cables she can get her mouth on!

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Sandyb replied on Wed, Jun 5 2019 12:58 PM

Lord no, quite the opposite of boring.

Very pleased for you, its all very very tasteful without being too in your face, so kudos to you sir.

My situation doesn't call for any home automation, but would be interested at some point as to how you approached this question, if at all.

But thanks for posting a great story.

 

 

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Hiort replied on Wed, Jun 5 2019 1:19 PM
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OK, I will continue with the cigar room next for those who might be interested in that. Hiort, photos of the stocked humidor included especially for you :o)

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Thanks for sharing.

Amazing.

 

 

 

 

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Brian replied on Wed, Jun 5 2019 1:42 PM

Many thanks for the kind comments guys, its reassuring to hear after all the decisions that has had to be made.

Sandyb, I did consider what I should do in terms of home automation.. I decided against a full on ipad/Android controlled automated house. Too much of it relies on your WIFI and I already have rather a lot running on it such a 6 x Sky Q boxes & boosters, the entire under floor heating system, Tvs, B&O speakers and systems etc etc and whilst I do have so called 'fiber' it is still an old fashioned telephone line from the road junction box into the house so hardly lightning fast. Alarm systems and CCTV run on their own and are also not WIFI connected. For all the lighting in the house I just used old fashioned LED dimmer switches with dimmable ceiling LED lights - how old fashioned.. I know Wink

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Jeff replied on Wed, Jun 5 2019 1:49 PM

Meticulous attention to detail combined with a fine sense of style...brilliant. But lord, those power outlets, and here I thought the ones mandated in the US were bulky and bad! But, one thing you don't have control over.

Excellent "man cave" for relaxing after a hard day. Love the historical quote too, perfectly apt.

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Brian replied on Wed, Jun 5 2019 1:55 PM

Moving upstairs I converted one of the bedrooms into our home office. Here i placed a Beosound 1 and a Beocom 6000 on the office desks (excuse the shoddy photo)

Below the left side desk I fitted the Beosound Core that runs the dining room Beolab 8000s & Beolab 11 - the powerlink cables were run early on in the build. The Essence remote in the dining room just below has no problem controlling the Core.

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Brian replied on Thu, Jun 6 2019 10:24 AM

Bear with me guys, a work assignment has just landed on my desk - I will continue this thread with the remainder of the upstairs as soon as I get a chance to sort out more photos. Thank you all for comments so far.

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Hi Brian,

Love this thread, good to see all the work that has gone to create such a beautiful space.

The side tables in the smoking room, who are they made by, I remember seeing something simialr a while ago but forgot to ask who they were by and have been after something like that for my place?

Regards

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Brian replied on Thu, Jun 6 2019 6:32 PM

Toby, thanks for your generous comments. Those side tables are from a UK company called Bluesuntree. I just had a look but I can’t see them on their website any longer but perhaps I’m missing it.. have a look. They have some nice stuff.

https://www.bluesuntree.co.uk/site/

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Brian replied on Thu, Jun 20 2019 8:37 AM

Hello again fellow Beoworlders - I'm back in the room Smile     Finally got a chance to sort out and arrange some more photos.

Following the office we move next door to another bedroom. Here is the before pic:

We knocked the chimney flue out that served the fireplace in the original snug below which is now the cigar room. I also wanted to utilize the voids on either side of the dormer as it just seemed wasted space to me. We reconfigured the stud supports for the roof in order to build some MDF cabinets we could sink into the voids:

The smoke extractor and all the ducting for the cigar room ceiling vents are fitted inside the void to the left of the dormer:

MDF cupboards being buildt and sunk into the voids - underfloor heating fitted to the entire first floor as well:

 

The finished result of the 'Yellow room' or spare bedroom:

 

I placed a black Beoplay M3 on the desk and a yellow Beocom 2 - cable management sorted around the rear leg of the desk:

 

On the yellow cupboard a hommage to that well known 'Japanese surprise' photo and a miniature set of a Beovision 6 flanked by Beolab 6000s:

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Brian replied on Thu, Jun 20 2019 10:46 AM

Next we come to the family bathroom/utility room off the landing, no B&O installed in this room. Here is the before pic:

It was vital for me to hide all water and soil pipes as 'boxing around them' (as can be seen on the left above) is simply not an option and one of my pet hates in UK construction - so we built cavity stud walls in all 3 bathrooms and ran all pipes inside:

 

Traditionally washing machines and tumble dryers are found in a dedicated utility room or family bathroom in Scandinavia, often in a cupboard made specially for it (The master bedroom is right next door and why would I want to carry washing up and down the stairs constantly - after all, you remove your clothes in the bedroom and put them back there after washing) Just as our kitchens, all the bathroom furnishings and sinks are from the danish company Kvik (note all the piping hidden in the stud wall behind)

All bathroom taps and shower thermostats in the house are from Hans Grohe:

 

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Jeff replied on Thu, Jun 20 2019 2:10 PM

Once again, wonderful style and execution! May I ask where you got the new frosted glass cabinet/closet doors? I need to redo the ones in my master bedroom and still haven't found what I want yet. Thanks!

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Brian replied on Thu, Jun 20 2019 2:17 PM

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Once again, wonderful style and execution! May I ask where you got the new frosted glass cabinet/closet doors? I need to redo the ones in my master bedroom and still haven't found what I want yet. Thanks!

Thanks so much Jeff. The entire black with glass wardrobe is actually from Ikea. You can purchase the glass doors separately and they're not expensive. Let me know if you need a link Thumbs Up

 

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Hiort replied on Thu, Jun 20 2019 2:30 PM
Smile Very nicely done! Love the AJ lamps. Have the floorstanding version.

 

 

 

 

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Brian replied on Thu, Jun 20 2019 2:46 PM

Hiort:
Smile Very nicely done! Love the AJ lamps. Have the floorstanding version.

Thank you Hiort. Good choice the AJ floor standers - I have several throughout the house Thumbs Up

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Brian replied on Thu, Jun 20 2019 3:17 PM

I posted photos of the family bathroom straight after the yellow room but they have only just appeared on the thread now so you will need to scroll up to see them I'm afraid. 

This then leaves the Master bedroom, the dressing room and the en-suite bathroom which I will start sorting out photos for now and post in due course. All three rooms have B&O installations.

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Hiort replied on Thu, Jun 20 2019 4:33 PM
Brian:

I posted photos of the family bathroom straight after the yellow room but they have only just appeared on the thread now so you will need to scroll up to see them I'm afraid.

This then leaves the Master bedroom, the dressing room and the en-suite bathroom which I will start sorting out photos for now and post in due course. All three rooms have B&O installations.

Also bathroom is so nicely done. Any plans for B&O there?

 

 

 

 

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Brian replied on Thu, Jun 20 2019 4:39 PM

Hiort:
Brian:

 

I posted photos of the family bathroom straight after the yellow room but they have only just appeared on the thread now so you will need to scroll up to see them I'm afraid.

 

This then leaves the Master bedroom, the dressing room and the en-suite bathroom which I will start sorting out photos for now and post in due course. All three rooms have B&O installations.

 

 

Also bathroom is so nicely done. Any plans for B&O there?

This is the larger family bathroom with the washing machine & tumble dryer Hiort. We don't use it a lot unless we have guests because we have an en-suite bathroom in the Master bedroom so I felt any B&O would be a bit wasted in there (having said that, there's still time enough to place a Beoplay M3/M5 on top of the washing machine cabinet!)  The en-suite bathroom has B&O - photos to follow in due course.

 

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Jeff replied on Thu, Jun 20 2019 4:39 PM

Brian:

Jeff:

Once again, wonderful style and execution! May I ask where you got the new frosted glass cabinet/closet doors? I need to redo the ones in my master bedroom and still haven't found what I want yet. Thanks!

Thanks so much Jeff. The entire black with glass wardrobe is actually from Ikea. You can purchase the glass doors separately and they're not expensive. Let me know if you need a link Thumbs Up

 

Ah, thanks! I thought they looked like Ikea. I have considered them and maybe need to do that. I need to measure the doors and see what I can do.

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PaulGiles replied on Thu, Jun 20 2019 8:27 PM
Good choice on appliances, Miele, built like tanks and last forever!
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Brian replied on Fri, Jun 21 2019 8:10 AM

PaulGiles:
Good choice on appliances, Miele, built like tanks and last forever!

Thanks Paul. Built like tanks indeed.. I had to use a genie lift prior to installing the staircase in order to crane the 100 kilo washing machine and 60 kilo dryer up onto the landing, it took 3 of us to connect and man handle them into the cupboard!

 

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Brian replied on Sat, Jun 22 2019 12:47 PM

 

We now come to the first floor master bedroom side of the house comprising:  bedroom - dressing room - en-suite bathroom.

Here are the before photos of the bedroom:

There really wasn't much left after the demolition, the dormer structure was completely removed in order to create the single large dormer to the rear, opening up the rooms:

Below the entire floor is gutted ready for new stud walls for the en-suite bathroom. Note the little steel support now holding up the roof steel above, enabling us to remove the old block wall and hide pipes and under floor heating manifold in the wall.

 

Stud walls going in:

Large dormer created opening up the rear of the bedroom:

Insulating ensuite with sound proof material:

Underfloor heating laid:

 

Windows are in. All windows and front doors are triple glazed from IdealCombi in Denmark.

Plasterboarding:

Painting and laying oak flooring:

TV wall prepared with shadow gaps for Ash wood panelling:

 

Wall papering the main bedroom wall with material made from cloth - photos are misleading, the bedroom itself is 30 square meters!

 

... and finally the finished and furnished bedroom:

On the left hand side I fitted a Beotime flute and my wife's colour coded H4 headphones which are connected top the TV (pics coming up)

To the right of the bed a wall hung Beocom 6000 and a Beoremote One to control the Beosound 35 (pics to follow)

 

Some general pics of the bedroom:

Note the miniature B&O setting - I had to make the little cabinet myself in order to match my living room setup Big Smile

As mentioned previously I fitted the TV wall with Ash wood panels. I then hung an LG OLED 55" B7 panel together with a Beosound 35 functioning as a soundbar and a multiroom speaker all in one. Connected optically, just like I did in the cigar room, it provides excellent sound when watching TV:

 

 

Finally, I fitted a frosted glass sliding door to the en-suite bathroom entrance (pics to follow of the dressing room and bathroom)

 

That's all for today folks  Smile

 

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Jeff replied on Sat, Jun 22 2019 2:20 PM

I do so appreciate your use of midcentury furniture, great use of Barcelona chairs especially, as chairs and end of bed seating.

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Brian replied on Sat, Jun 22 2019 2:48 PM

Thank you Jeff. You are clearly a man of great knowledge and taste :-)

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Hiort replied on Sat, Jun 22 2019 3:00 PM
Thanks fo sharing! I also love the Barcelona chairs Smile . The tv wall looks so great with the TV and BS35. It should provide a rich sound to the TV, I guess?

Where have you got hold of the B&O miniatures?

 

 

 

 

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Brian replied on Sat, Jun 22 2019 3:28 PM

Mange tak Hiort. Yes the TV sound is awsome through the BS35. I’m really pleased with it as a soundbar and a multiroom speaker. The Beotime flute activates the BS35 in the morning turning on the radio. It’s perfect. 

The miniatures were tricky to source as they were dealer sets only. I managed to obtain a set from a beoworld member in the US and swapped a brand new Beoremote One BT for it. Result. 

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TWG replied on Sun, Jun 23 2019 7:23 AM

Some very nice design ideas! I love the B&O miniatures!

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Mikipidia replied on Sun, Jun 23 2019 11:31 AM
Your place looks stellar! I also like the dutch things and the little klm housesBig Smile

New: Beovision Harmony, Beolab 50's, Beolab 18's, Beolab 17's, Beosound 9000 mk3, Beosound 1 Bronze edition, Beoplay M3, Beoplay A1.

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Brian replied on Sun, Jun 23 2019 12:03 PM

Cheers Miki. My wife is Dutch hence the little KLM houses and the flag, orange egg chair etc :-) 

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Brian:

Toby, thanks for your generous comments. Those side tables are from a UK company called Bluesuntree. I just had a look but I can’t see them on their website any longer but perhaps I’m missing it.. have a look. They have some nice stuff.

https://www.bluesuntree.co.uk/site/

Thanks Brian, thanks for getting back to me, shame teh tables are still not avalible. The search continues!

Great thread and love the upstairs as well, you must be so happy with the finish, such a great space and such attention to details.

 

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Brian replied on Fri, Jun 28 2019 7:47 AM

Next week come to the dressing room, off the Master bedroom. This was originally a separate small bedroom with a door off the landing to the right as you come up the stairs:

This is the same angle after conversion:

We blocked up the door entrance with a stud wall:

Here the door is blocked off behind the little french chair and table:

This was the original little bedroom:

Again, I wanted to utilize the voids next to the dormer so we reconfigured the roof supporting struts and built in some Ikea drawer units:

Underfloor heating laid, painting done:

Oak flooring laid and drawer units completed:

2 identical Ikea drawer units merged together with an oak desktop to match the floor and the drawer units in the voids:

Open shelving at the back wall and wardrobes to the left constructed by cutting down some Ikea units and fitting it all together:

We broke through from the master bedroom corner and created an entrance directly into the dressing room. Excuse the rather bad photo.

I placed a grey Beoplay M3 on the drawer unit under the window:

 

The last room to feature is the en-suite bathroom off the Master bedroom. I will put together the photos shortly and post. Thanks for watching to those who aren't yet completely bored of all my photos Unsure

 

 

 

 

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Brian replied on Fri, Jun 28 2019 8:23 AM

The en-suite bathroom looked like this before stripping down:

Gutted, block walls removed and replaced with stud walls to hide all pipe work and drains:

Ready for cement boarding and tiling:

Tiling:

.. and the finished result finally:

I found the perfect spot for a Beosound 2 Smile

This then completes the inside house renovation. The outside insulation and brick slips from Belgium are due next month when work continues outside, after which we can complete the outside fireplace wall, lay 80 m2 hardwood decking and fit an outside 'kitchen'

Once that is completed this year I will start to demolish the garage building in the spring, it will receive the same amount of attention; new roof, a small extension allowing separate access to the upstairs guestroom and widened garage doors to allow access for wider cars. A Beoplay A6 for the garage and a Beoplay S3 for the guestroom are already sitting in my loft.

Once that is completed we finish with the driveway landscaping, gates etc. I will resurrect this thread in due course to add photos stories of the remaining works. That's all for now folks, I hope some of you have enjoyed the journey Smile

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Duels replied on Fri, Jun 28 2019 8:32 AM
I’ve really enjoyed this thread Brian. Your house looks amazing. Great design yet it also looks easy to live in.

Please keep posting picture as you do further work.
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Brian replied on Fri, Jun 28 2019 8:52 AM

Duels:
I’ve really enjoyed this thread Brian. Your house looks amazing. Great design yet it also looks easy to live in.

 

 

Please keep posting picture as you do further work.

Thank you for the kind words. I will keep taking photos and post in due course. As you can probably imagine all the photos so far have been collated over the past year and a half.

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Amazing project - indeed.

What will you do, when you have finished all  ðŸ˜‰

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Brian replied on Fri, Jun 28 2019 10:45 AM

Millemissen:

Amazing project - indeed.

What will you do, when you have finished all  ðŸ˜‰

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Easy, smoke cigars, drink wine, drive cars 

 

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