This mid-terrace dark 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom house with tiny kitchen, big through lounge and large unused lean-to was gutted and re-configured to create a modern family home with 3 decent-sized bedrooms, new family bathroom, downstairs guest toilet, a decent-sized lounge and big kitchen-diner complete with all mod cons and large island with stone worktops on the same footprint. The extension was built under the new Permitted Development law and various professionals such as the architect, structural surveyor and builder were brought in to comply with Building Regulations and to undertake this rather large project.
Glazed pocket doors were used as much as possible to keep the light flowing through from front to rear but, when fully opened, would give the impression of open plan living when needed for family gatherings. The kitchen is adorned with many modern mush-haves including a blue-tooth speaker, pop up socket, wine fridge, boiling water tap, induction hob and multi-functional ovens. The same flooring was used to give the illusion of a bigger space and to aid with the flow and movement of the space. New lighting both ambient, mood and functional was incorporated in the design. The client’s love of red, pinks and purples are used as accents in all the rooms creating a cohesive look that flows well. The new Austrian blinds, new neutral grey sofas, new cream storage furniture and client’s existing and new accessories finish the look.
The project was completed ahead of schedule and the client is so happy; she still can’t believe the transformation.
January 19, 2019