There’s something almost alluring about having a space of your own. Even as a child, the desire to retreat to the sanctity of your own room, cubbyhouse, or favourite corner and just be yourself offered an escapism which felt almost empowering and therapeutic.
As families start to mature it can become more and more difficult to find such a space with family members often competing for a bathroom, a place to study, relax or entertain. As you grow older your priorities and interests may shift, but the feeling that comes from taking a moment for yourself never seems to wane.
Block sizes in many urban areas are becoming smaller and building restrictions often make it difficult to counter these issues by going up or going out. Many are exploring the possibility of making their own space, be it a home office, cellar, cinema or gym by creating additional room underground.