The challenge with this project was the north-facing orientation of the house, which made the existing rooms very dark. The rooms also had limited connections out to their lovely rear garden. The clients wanted to create a large, contemporary, open-plan and light-filled kitchen/dining room with separate pantry, enlarged lounge and a reading area, for their family to enjoy and for socialising with friends. They wanted good connectivity to the outside spaces to be able to make full use of their garden and wanted to enlarge their son’s bedroom at first floor.
A full width rear extension along with strategically placed new rooflights and large bi-folding doors has maximised the natural light within these rooms creating a seamless connection out to the garden and patio.
The lounge is also semi-open plan to the kitchen/dining area allowing these spaces to flow, which the clients love. The new layout allows the fireplace to become the focal point for the room in winter with the French-style doors drawing the room to the garden in summer.
The light floor tiles and kitchen worktops create a wonderfully bright open-plan kitchen contrasted by the dark blue cabinetry. The separate walk-in pantry and utility room allows the kitchen to be open with more shelving again enhancing the light within the space.
Photos by Miriam Sheridan Photography.