White Oak Court, Extra Care Refurbishment
Care home refurbishment projects will often involve input from the residents. On this particular project for West Kent Housing Association, the residents of White Oak Court decided upon a green and aubergine scheme. We were brought in once the furniture had been chosen to select new flooring, wall colours, soft furnishings and art. The home sits on two floors with a main communal lounge and dining area which runs into the conservatory. We used the aubergine as a feature colour in the corridors of the ground floor and then took the green up to the first floor which also features a small seating area outside the lift. Feedback from residents has been really positive. By choosing the furniture themselves, being consulted on the elements of the scheme that we have provided, has made them feel a real part of the whole refurbishment process.
‘We commissioned HomeSmiths to undertake the complete interior design project for our first brand new Extra Care scheme back in 2013, a 62 unit scheme including a communal lounge, garden room and restaurant. The project featured wall coverings, furnishings, furniture and artwork. HomeSmiths created a scheme with a very modern and contemporary but homely environment throughout. They listened to our ideas and worked with our residents to create the end result. We were so pleased with the finished scheme that we commissioned them to undertake further projects on another new build, and then to refurbish and modernise some of our older schemes. Again they worked with us and each individual client group to achieve fresh, modern, contemporary but homely environments. Through working with HomeSmiths we have created a new and inclusive image for our schemes which we are really pleased with, safe in the knowledge that our residents are also happy with what has been created. HomeSmiths have a full understanding of meeting the needs of the client and using their expertise to create fantastic settings.’