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Temporary Wooden Boxes or How to Survive an Old Factory Renovation

Getting through a home renovation is a task that is hard enough at the best of times, but what if you had to live in an old textile factory as it is gradually being turned into a lovely loft-style home? Most homeowners prefer to rent a smaller place in the meantime and move in once the grand makeover is complete. But not this couple in Waarschoot, Belgium, who turned towards clever wooden boxes as a temporary solution that enabled them to live in the abandoned factory as the renovation was going on. This inspired architect Julie D’Aubioul to also use such distinct box-shaped areas for the final design of the interior as well.

Sparkling glass home office inside renovated textile factory

The home office was the first completed space inside this large factory, and provisional wooden volumes around it contain the living area and the bedroom. The space between these boxes is used for an open dining area and kitchen, with the young couple quickly adapting to this new lifestyle. Not only does this allow them to spend more time monitoring the renovation closely, but obviously makes the entire process a lot more frugal and efficient. Sleek shelves, smart cabinets and minimal decor allow them to get through the grand overhaul without much fuss!

Cubic office structure offers visual connectivity with the space outside

Frosted glass walls of the modern office inside old textile factory

Frosted glass walls of the office presernt a unique visual inside the revamped textile factory

large wooden volumes contain the temporary living areas before final makeover

Large bookshelf in the home office with a frosted glass backdrop

Lighting inside the office is kept simple and elegant

Modern minimalist design of the home office with Scandinavian style

Classic Eames Rocker sits in front of the fireplace inside the home office

The use of wood brings a sense of warmth to the interior and stands in contrast to the more sterile industrial setting of the factory and the extensive presence of metal. The new home office with an ergonomic design and cozy fireplace is the temporary command center, and its chic industrial design sets the tone for the rest of the home.

Decor adds pops of color to the ingenious office inside former textile factory

Smart wooden shelving idea for the modern home office

Sleek shelves and workdesks shape the ingenious office

Exquisite office crafted from wood and glass with organized interior

Wooden box containing the temporary bedroom inside the factory

Clever living space solutions allow the owners to use the factory as home even during renovation

Bedroom and living area inside the revamped textile factory

Kitchen and dining area inside the textile factory under renovation

Gorgeous wooden boxes offer nive visual contrast when compared to the steel setting of the factory

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