This extension is a lesson in how to add space to a period home

extension with lots of glazing and grass garden
(Image credit: Dave Burton)

The old galley kitchen of Bridget and Mark Payton’s spacious townhouse in York wasn’t ideal. The room was narrow, limited in the way it could be used and disproportionate to the rest of the property. 

Although the couple changed the units and decorated in fresh, light colours, they dreamed of the day they could start building an extension to create a bigger kitchen for themselves and their twin daughters Lilah and Eve.