Energy Efficient Home Improvement Malaga

Change an 1890 old house into a unique comfortable home

 

B Energy Efficiency Certification

Situation:  A Protected 1890 Historical refurbishment in the Old Town of Málaga.  A 185 sq m apartment with 4M High ceilings, where the kitchen is situated in the back of the home, missing valuable space and brightness.  The narrow rooms, made the apartment look small, dark, and claustrofobic.  Extremely dangerous are the unstable & unleveled floors. Last century equipment: electricity, plumbing.  Home-comfort is not existing due to the lack of  heating and cooling.  The wooden windows are not sealed and have simple glazing, perfect for temperature exchanges. This all together means a low Energy Efficiency value. = G

GOALS & PROJECT: 

A combination of a modern home and maintain certain original characters.

• Secure floor structure 

• High European Standards 

• Energy Efficient: From H to B (A is not possible due to location)

• Open Concept Home 

• Modern Home Technology 

• Home Comfort – Low running cost 

• Incorporate original antiques into part of the home 

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Work

Completely stripped.  First of all the structure floor needs to be reinforced to make the home secure. New interior layout: Open concept living – kitchen- dining area. Updated electricity, plumbing, floors & windows. Special permits from the strict Authorities in order to comply all upgrades.

 

Solution

The home has been upgraded to high end spec materials and equipment: Kitchen, bathrooms, carpentry and machinery. Interior Design plays a fundamental role from the beginning by introducing special decoration elements in the layout, design & lightning.  Reorganizing the interior distribution to new layout, where the living area receives a complete new feeling of open space. Maintaining the original characters, new spectacular interior doors of 3M, effective windows, and original floor-wall tiles have been added. Harmony between the different spaces and materials was achieved. An Energy Efficient home: with underfloor solar powered Heating/ Cooling low cost system, interior automatic ventilation as well as insulation on all exterior walls. No AC has been installed as this is not required anymore. = Energy Certificate “B”

 

Result

A home full of details that makes it a very special and enjoyable place to stay.  Home comfort, silence and the right interior temperature, a healthy airflow, makes it a pleasure to enjoy. North European standards with a majestic touch of Interior Design, is responsible for the aesthetics.

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Start of Project original stage

During Construction

Final product

Energy Efficiency

FOLLOW THE CONSTRUCTION PHASE: 

Start of Project, original stage
Create open concept and take down walls
3D bathrooms
The importance of Interior Design

Before

  • Dangerous Floor structure
  • Many individual small rooms
  • No open Space layout
  • Noise 70 -90 db
  • Last century equipment & Instalations
  • No heating / cooling
  • No ventilation, only by opening windows
  • Wooden deteriorated windows
  • No isolation
  • Low Energy Efficiency = G

 

 

After

  • Safe reinforced structure
  • Open concept Home
  • Dining – Living – Kitchen
  • Noise 20 -40 db
  • Hi Tech up to date for 2020
  • Underfloor solar powered Heating / Cooling
  • Automatic interior ventilation
  • Quality double glaced PVC windows with low U value
  • Insolation: walls, floor, drainages
  • Energy Efficient Certificate = B
  • Spectacular 3 m high interior doors
  • Away from Standards
  • Stuning Highlights
  • Taylor made solutions
  • Home comfort

 

Highlights

Tailor made details that convert this property into a special home: 3m interior high doors, 3x3m sliding door that gives the dining area privacy if required. The restauration of the majestic old doors, parts of wooden structure, and hi-tech equipment throughout, majestic chandelier lightning in between others give the home a personnel, spectacular and tasteful character.

Energy efficiency

An Energy Efficient home: with underfloor solar powered Heating/ Cooling low cost system, interior automatic ventilation as well as insulation on all exterior walls. No AC has been installed as this is not required anymore. = Energy Certificate “B”