With a toddler and a new baby on the way, the owners of this four bedroom 1950s house were keen that their new home could be extended and remodelled in a way that provided flexible, family-friendly spaces.
There were several priorities to be addressed. Firstly, the small galley kitchen and lack of utility room and secondly an old-fashioned conservatory.
Having discovered that the demolition of the old conservatory and the construction of a new contemporary extension fell within Permitted Development, plans were drawn up for a design that would overcome both the main drawbacks of the existing house.
The extension now provides a large open plan space, with kitchen, dining and living room all flowing into one another, while the playroom sits centrally within the newly formed space allowing Katie and Tomas to keep an eye on the children at the same time as being able to keep some areas toy-free.
- Project: Contemporary extension
- Location: Bedford
- Build time: Feb 2015 – June 2015
- Extension size: 35m²
- House cost: £450,000
- Build cost: £95,000