Boarding Houses
Interior Design & Refurbishment

Comfortable, happy and inspirational places to live, work and grow

Boarding Success

When it comes to your boarding houses, parents and students are discerning.

Boarding houses are an important part of the decision making process when selecting a school and the chances are that parents and students will visit a number of boarding schools to really get a ‘feel’ as to whether their sons and daughters would be comfortable, happy and inspired whilst living there.

School boarding house design is a delicate balance between home and school. It is important to ensure your students feel safe and welcome.

Our designs for your boarding house will add value in an elegant yet mature style and make your boarding house an attractive proposition for students of any age.

Make their home from home

School boarding houses should be thought of as a home from home, yet be durable enough to withstand extensive daily use.

Our school boarding house design service offers you the experience of specialist school environment design with quality sturdy furniture for prolonged use.

We apply creative touches to help ensure your students’ boarding experience is the best that it can be. 

Make Their Home From Home

Boarding house interior design

Our experienced team of school designers will take your vision and convert it into a comprehensive design scheme using your floor plan.

Working from 2D space plans and 3D visualisations, along with mood boards and finishes samples, we’ll ensure you are totally happy with the design concepts before we proceed to build.

We’re always keen to involve user groups of students and staff in our design strategy with our Studyspace research programme to help you achieve the best long-term results.

Space efficiency and boarding house layout planning 

Our creative design team will work with you to maximise your school’s occupancy with our expertise in boarding houses interior design and refurbishment.

Are you looking to increase the number of boarders? Or simply create a more intelligent design that suits your school even better than the current layout?

Either way, we’ll work closely with you to develop a stunning and practical boarding house design scheme.

Our in-house CAD artists and visualisers will draw plans and 3D visualisations to help you understand how your new boarding house design is likely to look and function, paying attention to all the areas that we know make a boarding house really stand out from the crowd.

Space Efficiency And Boarding House Layout Planning

Boarding house refurbishment

Once you’ve signed off the design, our approved team of subcontractors will bring your new boarding house to life.

We’ll ensure the boarding house refurbishment project is completed on time and within budget, installing only the best quality furniture, and helping you ensure the finishing touches are in place ready for your students to enjoy. 

Student washrooms and showers

We look at more than just the bedrooms in your boarding house.

We have experience in redesigning and refurbishing washrooms and shower rooms too.

We’ll help ensure student privacy is maximised, as well as creating a practical and welcoming environment. 

Student Washrooms And Showers

Social spaces and kitchens

The social spaces within your boarding house are one of the most important aspects of boarding life.

It’s here your students should feel happy, relaxed and secure.

From soft seating, to lockable personal storage, to interior designs, we’ll help you enhance the overall boarding experience through a well-designed environment to make sure your boarders enjoy every moment of being in your school.

Boarding houses within listed buildings

We design boarding environments in listed buildings, as well as newer boarding houses.

We work hard to enhance the architecture of the building, as well as maximising comfort and space efficiency.

We work with you to create spaces that either stand out or seamlessly integrate depending on your preference – either way our intelligently designed spaces act as a showpiece for your prospectuses and promotional literature.

From bedrooms and sleeping dorms, to social spaces and washrooms, our design team are able to help you create a stunning boarding house interior design scheme.

Boarding Houses Within Listed Buildings

Welcoming boarding environments

We understand that prospective parents are looking for welcoming boarding environments, so we’ll help you overcome the challenges often associated with older buildings.

We’re fond of working with high ceilings, old windows and even antiquated plumbing systems, and we’ll help you convert your boarding houses into modern, welcoming and attractive places. You’ll be amazed at what we can do in any type of builiding – this is where our experience and expertise really shows. 

Think we’re a good fit? 

If you’ve got a school refurbishment or interior design project you’d like to discuss with us, please get in touch.
Simply call +44 (0) 20 8997 9656 or email us.


Case Studies


Farnborough Hill

Designing and Delivering a Flexible Classroom and Multifunctional Sixth Form


Tormead School – Sixth Form Centre

This cutting-edge sixth form centre has directly led to a very positive impact on learning outcomes and wellbeing.


Halliford School – Learning Resource Centre

Halliford School worked with Envoplan to create a brand-new Learning Resource Centre for students, staff, and visitors.


Marist School – Sixth Form

The Marist School embarked on a project with Envoplan to redesign their sixth form, driven by Headmistress Jo Smith’s vision of a bright, purposeful, and multifunctional area that fosters academic and personal growth.


Sherborne School For Girls

Sherborne School needed additional study space due to the increased number of pupils for Sixth Form entry.


Edgbaston School For Girls

Edgbaston Sixth Form Centre approached Envoplan with a challenge to refurbish its existing learning space.


St. Christopher’s School

St. Christopher’s Prep School for Girls isn’t any old school. Over 140 years ago, the school was founded as a small establishment in Hampstead, run entirely by Miss Roberts in her father’s drawing room.


Tring Park School

Tring Park School -Brief It would be an understatement to say that Tring Park School, established in 1939, has had an interesting history. The independent …


Badminton School – The Hub

Envoplan were asked by Badminton School to work on the design and refurbishment of The Hub to create a truly inspiring environment that would enhance the learning journeys of their students.


Eaton Square – Senior & Sixth Form School

These spaces are designed to provide students with a new sense of ownership and responsibility at Eaton Square


Rokeby – Washrooms

Founded in 1900, Rokeby School has made a name for itself by passing admirable values of respect, success and a passion for learning to its students for over a century.


Sir William Borlase’s Grammar School – Washrooms

Sir William Borlase’s Grammar School approached Envoplan for the re-design, and build of one of their buildings to improve their washroom facility’s, classrooms and communal spaces as part of a 3 stage master plan.

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