Case study 1
This property had been lived in by the same family for over 40 years. The rooms were small and the communal spaces did not lend themselves to modern living. The kitchen in particular was small and dark with no storage space and the living room was very narrow with no room for a desk.
Relatively minor extensions to the rear and side, together with removal of some stud walls means that the kitchen has been opened up with bi-folding doors to a patio garden. A walk-in larder provides plenty of storage space and the large island creates an informal seating and cooking area. A small side extension with roof lights means that natural light floods into a now extended living room. The room is reorientated so that a desk sits in front of the large bay window leaving plenty of space for sofas.