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We were approached by our client to transform their 1970s home to provide a modern living space, while retaining its existing garage and utilising the space at the side and rear of the property. The client sought to enhance functionality, and create better connectivity with the outdoor areas. Key requirements included the addition of a utility room with external access, improved living spaces, and a contemporary aesthetic to align with modern-day living standards.


Our approach involved the design and implementation of a single side and rear extension, commonly referred to as a ‘wrap-around’ or ‘L-shaped’ extension. This extension redefined the spatial layout of the home, accommodating various new features to meet the client’s needs.
The extension facilitated the integration of a home office, utility room with a dedicated side entrance, a shower room/WC, an open-plan kitchen/dining area, and a snug. The design prioritised the infusion of natural light through strategically placed large glazed areas while ensuring protection against summer overheating with the inclusion of a roof overhang.

Externally, the addition of an external recess for the utility room and entrance addressed practical concerns by providing covered space for bicycles and bins. Additionally, a curved patio wall was incorporated to optimise outdoor dining space without compromising the overall garden area.

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