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Room Tour: An Open-plan Extension Adds Space and CharacterSteel-framed doors, parquet flooring and a large island were key additions to this beautiful kitchen and living space https://www.houzz.co.uk/magazine/room-tour-an-open-plan-extension-adds-space-and-character-stsetivw-vs~124693385When you’re looking for more space for your family, it can seem as if moving home is the best option, but there’s often an alternative.The owners of this detached house had lived here for four years. They were keen to stay in the area, but ideally wanted a little more room. With the help of Amit Malhotra of Aflux Designs, they managed to extend the property and reconfigure the internal layout, allowing them to gain space while staying put.
Amit designed two sets of internal timber doors – these ones leading through from the snug and another set opening from the hallway. In the dining space beyond, the couple wanted some flexibility in where they placed their furniture and to allow for a larger dining table at some point, so they decided a pendant light would have been too limiting. Instead, Amit installed downlights and fitted classic brass wall lights around the space. The new extension has given the family plenty of storage and extra space, and the careful design choices add an inviting warmth to their home.
The step down to the extension is fitted with two slabs of Spanish stone. “I went to buy tiles and came back with these,” Mel laughs. “They’re beautiful and it’s actually a great place to sit.” Stone on step, Bert & May. https://www.houzz.co.uk/magazine/houzz-tour-a-couple-bring-a-family-feel-to-their-victorian-home-stsetivw-vs~123596499
The previous kitchen was very small and was located at the back of the house. Mel decided to move it to the centre of the open-plan layout in an area that would otherwise have been used as a thoroughfare.The galley kitchen has a streamlined design, with gloss fronts that reflect the light. Large pan drawers and roomy cupboards keep the worktops clear of clutter.Kitchen units, Magnet. Corian worktop, Interstyle Solid Surfaces.ho lives here? Interior designer Mel Massey with her husband and two sonsLocation North LondonProperty A Victorian terraced townhouseSize Four bedrooms and two bathroomsDesigner Mel Massey of Mel Massey Studio
Room at a Glance Who lives here? Architect Denise O’Connor with her husband and two children Location Dublin, Ireland Property A 1950s house Room dimensions 42 sq m Architect Denise O’Connor of Optimise Design Photos by Ruth Maria Murphy and Donal Murphy Having space to cook together and entertain is at the top of many homeowners’ wish lists, and that was no different for architect Denise O’Connor and her family. “We love to cook together, but there wasn’t enough worktop space in our previous kitchen for more than two at a time,” she says. “Also, the limited dining space made it difficult to eat together as a family and entertain friends.” https://www.houzz.co.uk/magazine/room-tour-a-light-filled-extension-boosts-open-plan-living-stsetivw-vs~123391306
When architect Lydia Robinson and her partner, Lawrence Grigg, spotted this 1950s house in the Cotswolds town of Chipping Campden, they knew they had to have it. Though it sat on a slightly awkward corner plot, they could see it was something special, its Arts and Crafts-style design richly connected to the local heritage. https://www.houzz.co.uk/magazine/houzz-tour-a-1950s-house-is-cleverly-extended-on-three-sides-stsetivw-vs~120986350 “We thought it had lots of potential, as the quality of the house was high – it was constructed by Pyments, a local builder that had worked for Arts and Crafts architects Griggs & Ashbee,” Lydia says. “We bought it as a project, as it was a small house on a large [fifth of an acre] plot.” Now their beautifully updated, expanded home has the best of all worlds – heritage charm combined with modern, Scandi cool and timeless midcentury touches. “Architecturally, we tried to stay true to the house’s origins and celebrate original details, such as the terracotta tile windowsills, cork flooring and Crittall windows,” Lydia says.
Houzz at a Glance Who lives here? A family who had moved to the UK from New Zealand Location South London Property An Edwardian house Size Five bedrooms and four bathrooms Designer Beth Dadswell of Imperfect Interiors Photos by Chris Snook The owners of this Edwardian home carried out their renovation in two phases, with different builders. The first phase involved a reconfiguration of the internal walls and redecoration throughout, while the second included a side-return extension (where the run of kitchen base units is now located) and the installation of a picture window and sliding glass doors. “It was important to have a masterplan of how the two phases would fit together,” interior designer Beth Dadswell says. “There were two kitchens,” she explains, “but neither of them was big enough. So we spent time looking at how to open up the spaces to allow more light in, and to encourage better use of all of the rooms.”
House at a Glance Who lives here? Mark Sewell, CIO of a recruitment company, and Eunice Locher, a ceramicist and founder of The Clay Studio Location Forest Row, East Sussex Property A 1980s house with new additions Size Five bedrooms and three bathrooms Cost £375,000 Architect Adam Penton of Penton Architects
The solution was to build out and soften the L shape. “We added a 45 degree angle across the corner of the house to help connect the two ends,” Adam explains. “We couldn’t take the roof off this section [due to planning constraints], but by creating the extension on the corner, we were able to introduce a higher ceiling [see the raised section in the first photo]. “The addition also refocused the house, so the living space now looks across to a lovely tree in the far corner, giving a longer view,” he says. “And it meant we could push back the service areas around the periphery.” Adam also demolished the garage (on the left in the previous photo) and in its place built a two-storey extension, which he clad in Siberian larch. “It’s been treated with SiOO:X wood protection,” he says. “The timber still weathers naturally, but it ages more evenly,” which avoids the uneven staining that could have occurred due to the overhanging roofs. The picture window, which forms a balcony outside the master suite, is clad in blue-grey zinc.
The new, pitched-roof extension is made of timber. “We used larch, as it’s a more cost-effective alternative to oak, and ages in a similar way,” Julie-Ann says. They also saved money by choosing sliding doors rather than more expensive bifold ones. The patio was repaved in Indian stone (done after this photo was taken) to tie in with the limestone floor tiles inside.
Ditch your door - find another idea??Houzz Tour: A Period Home is Beautifully Updated for Family LifeA side-return extension, plenty of seating and storage, and a soft, calm palette transformed this Victorian homehttps://www.houzz.co.uk/magazine/houzz-tour-a-period-home-is-beautifully-updated-for-family-life-stsetivw-vs~118513196
The opening to the living room was made as large as possible in order to allow in plenty of light. “There was no need for a door here, as the owner wanted the rooms to flow into one another,” Beth says. “The previously gloomy space has become a light-filled area where the owner can read or play with the children.” https://www.houzz.co.uk/magazine/houzz-tour-a-period-home-is-beautifully-updated-for-family-life-stsetivw-vs~118513196
Wrap it aroundThink of a typical kitchen extension, and you probably picture a squared-off side return on a Victorian terrace, or one that lengthens an existing room, taking out a chunk of garden.This addition to an end-of-terrace, cottage-style property, though, does something a bit different. A neat extension wraps around the side of the house, adding architectural pizzazz and a new home for a kitchen-diner at the rear.“The extension follows the property’s boundary line, which is how its slightly unusual shape evolved,” says Mike Healey of Design Squared, the architecture practice behind this unique project.https://www.houzz.co.uk/magazine/kitchen-tour-a-cedar-clad-extension-with-an-unusual-layout-stsetivw-vs~118782042
https://www.houzz.co.uk/magazine/kitchen-tour-a-narrow-room-becomes-a-luxurious-kitchen-diner-stsetivw-vs~119138145 Kitchen Tour: A Narrow Room Becomes a Luxurious Kitchen-diner Relocating the kitchen in this Victorian terrace gave both the cooking and dining areas great views of the garden Sarah Warwick 25 March 2019 Houzz Contributor. I'm a freelance journalist and editor writing for nationals, magazines...More EmailSaveComment15Like26PrintEmbed 9K ADMINISTRATIVE CONTROLS EditCollaborateContributor's Edit | Submitted | Copy edited | Clone | Reschedule | Un-Feature | Publish | Set Homepage Feature | Moderate | Hide blocked comments | Edit SEO | Change Owner Currently Featured in: GB An extension some years ago had given this period home a room linked to the garden, but the kitchen was located towards the middle of the house, so it didn’t get the benefit of the outlook or daylight. It was for interior designer Sarah Ross to give the room a view and fit both kitchen and dining area comfortably into a fairly narrow footprint.
With the extension across just half of the rear elevation of the house, it was important to stop the new space feeling narrow. So the architects created a connection between the kitchen and dining area. Both the linking doorway and nook were lined with ply, tying one space to another through their materials. Homeowner Nicola selected a pale stone for the kitchen worktop and very pale grey tiles for the splashback. Keeping these understated meant opting for coloured cabinetry wasn’t an issue. https://www.houzz.co.uk/magazine/room-tour-a-small-extension-creates-a-spacious-kitchen-diner-stsetivw-vs~117720224
Stick it on the sideKitchen Tour: A Side-return Extension Creates a Light Dining AreaA small addition turned a cramped kitchen in a narrow Victorian house into a bright, sociable spacehttps://www.houzz.co.uk/magazine/kitchen-tour-a-side-return-extension-creates-a-light-dining-area-stsetivw-vs~116545595