The original ground floor layout of this Victorian terraced home comprised of three dark rooms which were not large enough for one centralised, sociable space. Our client wanted a single large open-plan area that enabled the ground floor to flow between the front of the house, and the rear garden with more natural light. The creation of a bespoke kitchen and cloakroom was also required.
Architectural plans proposed using the area between the house and the shared passageway to form a side return extension. The plans required removal of the internal walls for the creation of an open-plan space and separate cloakroom, which would conserve garden area and bring in more natural light. Initially, the internal walls were removed, and large steelwork was fitted to support the side and rear of the house. A wet underfloor heating system was installed across the entire ground floor. Three fixed roof windows were used above the side extension and large crittall bi-fold doors were installed between the ground floor and the garden. The addition of a curved stud wall created the cloakroom. We designed, manufactured and installed a Shaker-style kitchen with Belfast sink, pantry, and open shelving to complement the home’s architectural style. Herringbone flooring, bespoke coving, and a period colour scheme completed the interior design.