Kitchen Extension with open plan living space and loft conversion
Park Hall, Dulwich
To extend and transform a small, dark kitchen in to a generous light and open space, creating natural flow between the large reception rooms at the front of the house and the garden at the rear. To also convert the existing loft space into a spacious bedroom with en-suite bathroom.
Transforming spaces to fit our clients’ individual style and needs is always our objective – this project is another good example. Our client wanted her distinct taste in design to be reflected in a new space that where she could truly put her own stamp on.
To begin with we transformed the previously small and dark kitchen in to one large enough to house an island, generous dining area and accommodate a utility room. This was achieved by altering the access in to the kitchen and extending in to the side return. The outcome was a stylish open plan space directly linking with the reception rooms at the front and the patio and garden to the rear.
To complement the client’s love of industrial style, the steel beam was left revealed and we exposed the brickwork on the adjoining party wall. Overhead the triangular window and velux roof lights maximise the natural light, whilst an industrial style kitchen enhanced with stainless steel worktops and wooden flooring achieves a perfect aesthetic balance.
The loft conversion provided an opportunity to bring more natural light into the stairs and create a double bedroom with additional bathroom to the second floor of the property.
As a space designed to be a canvass for individual style and practicality the result has been a great success. The kitchen showcases our client’s taste whilst providing a light filled sociable area for cooking and dining. The ground floor has fluidity and a series of spaces that are now the same scale for comfortable living. And the generous amount of natural light coming from the loft conversion and stairs flooding down to the ground floor has transformed the entire property.
The kitchen area is just what I had hoped for, every proposal from Brian was thought through and the plans were perfect. The loft conversion has also made a big difference by making the house more practical and lighter and not least has saved us the cost of moving.