Garden extension to a Victorian house for a growing family.
The client wanted to improve their kitchen and living space, and the connection with their sunny garden, in time for the arrival of their first child. They also wanted a more functional and usable space with a downstairs WC.
We designed an infill extension to the rear-side of the house at ground floor, increasing the size of the kitchen significantly and making it much more usable and bright. By opening the kitchen onto the garden with a bi-folding door, and connecting it to the living room, the kitchen in effect became the centre of the home and focal point for the family.
The primary interior surface is a London Stock brick to match the main house, which gives the space warmth and presence, especially under the rooflight that runs the length of the infill. Built-in cupboards, a sliding panelled door and bench, all in oak, again make the room feel homely and inviting. Clever use of space and storage in the kitchen, built by Uncommon Projects, completes the palette, with oak-faced plywood, cork and a beautiful grey tone – this colour is echoed in the floor, door framing and exposed steelwork.