Upon buying an operational guesthouse
located in Hatfield Pretoria, the new owners appointed Nuclei to assist with a complete interior renovation of the building and all guest rooms.
Existing furniture and finishes had to be re-evaluated to better suit the functionality and aesthetics of the guesthouse, while complementing the existing architectural style and character and keeping budgetary constraints in mind.
One of the main concerns with the upgrade to Liza’s Cottage was the fact that the guest house had to remain operational with minimum disturbance to the occupants. To this end, the project was divided into seven phases starting with the main house which included the office, reception and guest service areas. Once completed, work to the guest rooms started; completing them two at a time (each forming its own phase) and finally moving on to the exterior of the building and garden.
Exterior work had to be coordinated with the neighboring hospital, since construction of the boundary wall effected the hospitals staff parking. The entire area therefore had to be screened off and the boundary wall completed in sections not to disturb hospital staff.
After renovation photo of the hallway.
Before photo of an outdated and dark hallway.
After renovation photo of a seating area.
Before photo of the Lounge area.
After renovation photo of the a seating area.
Before photo of a seating area.
After photo of one of the guest bedrooms.
Before photo of one of the guest bedrooms.
After Photo of the living area with fire place to the left.
Before Photo of the living area with fire place to the left.