Extension in Sholing
Creating extra space at home
The aim of this project was to extend the rear of the house, removing an old “lean to” to allow for a larger extension to be built. The open plan design provides both extra living space and a much more usable kitchen area.
The Kitchen itself includes a large island with a built in sink, with both power and water brought to it to provide services for additional appliances.
The cooking appliances where brought into a tall unit, making them easier to access and keeping them out of the way of little people. Spotlighting provides ample working light, with undercabinet lighting bringing the eye to the tiled splashback feature.
Adding a downstairs bathroom
Adding a downstairs bathroom brings much more flexibility to the home, and with a growing familly it’ll make things much easier. The room was carefully located under the stairs to make the biggest room possible without taking too much out of the living areas.
Large French doors and skylights make this a lovely bright extension, complemented by a light neutral painting scheme. While we normally fit Velux skylights as standard, on this project a more cost effective unit was specified by the architect to keep the project within budget.
The open plan layout, combined with all that light, make the familly area a really pleasant place to relax, and steps leading down into the garden help to let the extension flow through nicely to the outside space.
Adding an extra bedroom
The additional room on the side of the extension is currently designed to be an office for home working, but may eventually become an additional bedroom, further increasing the potential of this familly home. A bright paint scheme makes it a pleasant place to work, but also keeps it fun for smaller members of the familly when its use changes.
Additional socket outlets where included in this room for office equipment, but you can never have enough sockets in a bedroom!