Discover how this dark basement kitchen has been transformed into a light-filled space

outdoor seating area beside new kitchen extension
(Image credit: c/o Sheldon Peever Architects)

Dark and disconnected from the rest of the house, David and Lisa Mason's basement kitchen was in need of intervention. They contacted Sheldon Peever Studio to analyse the space and to take steps to improve access to the garden and natural light.

As the rear garden was limited in size, Christine Peever of the practice took strategic steps designing and building an extension that was small, yet impactful in order to create a social, open-plan space the Masons desired. 

Amy Reeves

Assistant Editor Amy began working for Homebuilding & Renovating in 2018. She has an interest in sustainable building methods and always has her eye on the latest design ideas. Amy has interviewed countless self builders, renovators and extenders about their experiences for Homebuilding & Renovating magazine. She is currently renovating a mid-century home, together with her partner, on a DIY basis, and has recently fitted her own kitchen.