This Victorian house is unrecognisable after a small extension — discover the design secrets

black kitchen island in glass extended kitchen
A small glass extension to replace their dated conservatory made a huge difference in light levels in the new kitchen area (Image credit: Jeremy Phillips)

While living in a terraced house in Shropshire, Lydia and David Bishop visited friends nearby with their newborn. “We spotted the house on the street and just fell in love with it. We had a look around and put our house on the market the same day,” remembers Lydia. 

The property is a farmhouse built around 1840 and while the living spaces were enticing, it was extremely cold for the young family.

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.