From the start of the project I was involved and included. Throughout the process, any questions I had, were answered promptly, effectively, reassuringly, and sensitively. I had some ideas for the concept of the renovation of the house and Ashvin incorporated these ideas and developed them into a design that flows and works seamlessly and easily with designated areas within an open-plan living space.
I was challenged by Ashvin to look at different ideas, concepts, and materials, some of which I would not have considered and was supported in going with them. A sign that the architect had the vision and confidence to see that the house would work not only in function but visually. His knowledge of all the legal elements of the project supported the ease of planning and construction throughout the whole process,
The site is challenging and again his vision of what would work without compromising the design was a sign of both his skill, knowledge, and professionalism. Now the project has finished on time and within budget, I have a magnificent home both inside and out. It sits beautifully and sensitively within the site and its environment. A home in which it is a joy to live. I have no hesitation in recommending Variant Office to anyone contemplating any project.
The very best where interior architecture and interior design meets is what you can expect from the Variant Office team. An absolute dream working alongside Ash who will push the design ideas and concepts to the maximum. The level of creative energy and exceptional design detail that Variant brings to the table goes beyond any expectations. I have no hesitation in recommending Ash and his small team who punch well above their weight. Would do it all over again.
Omar & Rosanna
From the onset, Ashvin form Variant drew us into his vision and brought our Victorian home into the 21st century. We are continually amazed at the thought that went into all the details to give us a family home that fitted into all the criteria; light, warmth, spaces to show off our art work, spaces for the kids to play and grow in, a kitchen at the heart which allows the family to be a part of everything all the time. It also has places you can be still and reflective in. We could not have asked for more in terms of vision… and the fact that we now live in the vision is something we feel fortunate to be in. The children were involved in the initial conceptual stages and as a result feel very connected to the process and their spaces.
Bridget & Sandy
We hired Ashvin to help renovate our home in 2017. He made the whole design process really hands on an engaging for us. Taking our ideas, offering his own insights and also making us think carefully about the decisions we made. The working relationship was really inclusive and fun. We asked Ashvin to then stay on and help tender our project and continue working with us to protect manage the build.
We were really glad to have the opportunity to work with Ashvin and gain the personal attention you can only get from a smaller firm. We now have the most amazing space that could only have come about through working in partnership with him.
Dwayne & Andrew
We were looking for an experienced architect to design and project manage our loft extension and kitchen refurb. With Ashvin and his team at Variant we got that and so much more. Ashvin brought a load of ideas, enthusiasm as well as professionalism and friendliness to the project. We would definitely recommend him and the Variant team; in fact we are discussing with him options on a new property we are considering buying and renovating.
Rod & Michael
We contacted Variant Office regarding converting the attic in our house. It is a small space and so required creative, space saving ideas. We talked to Ash who had an abundance of good suggestions and solutions. He very quickly understood our taste and what we wanted from the space and we had fun discussing the various alternatives. He was professional, very knowledgeable and easy to get on with. We had already seen some engineers and builders who had advised us on how to do the job but thankfully Ash’s design not only saved us money but also gave us more space and fits into our house as if its always been there. He recommended great builders and a fantastic carpenter who were a pleasure to have around and he was happy to visit the project when we had queries or issues. Variant Office met our deadlines, the job came in under budget and the work is of a really high standard. We couldn’t be happier with the end result.
Staffan & Claire