Rear kitchen extension to a Victorian mid-terrace house

As part of a larger renovation project, Julia and Richard Hayden added a rear extension to their Victorian mid-terrace house to replace a small, poky kitchen and downstairs WC with a larger kitchen measuring 35m².

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As part of a larger renovation project, Julia and Richard Hayden added a rear extension to their Victorian mid-terrace house.

When Julia and Richard Hayden bought their Victorian mid-terrace cottage in London’s Fulham, it had been empty for 20 years and had no electrics, plus an outside WC. The couple wanted to modernise the house and create a family space with a large open-plan kitchen and living area.

The Haydens enlisted the help of design and refurbishment company 2wentyfour to redesign their home. The kitchen, which measured two square metres, was poky and dark. It was knocked down along with the outside WC, and a new kitchen extension measuring 35 square metres was built from scratch. This involved levelling the floor and laying new foundations before the build. As the new build had to tie in aesthetically with the existing building, reclaimed bricks were used. Some had been salvaged from the site, while others were bought in from specialist suppliers.

To make the most of the outdoor space, folding sliding doors were installed between the kitchen and the garden and painted in colours to complement the interior as well as the exterior. The garden was finished in slate to match the kitchen, providing a seamless connection between the two spaces. The kitchen project took 11 weeks and cost around £70,000.

In the gallery: The existing small kitchen and an outside WC were knocked through to make way for a new large modern kitchen extension measuring 35m². Although the kitchen was based on a high-end design, 2wentyfour worked with suppliers to minimise costs, without compromising on its style or quality.

Design and refurbishment: 2wentyfour 020 7381 5937, 2wentyfour.com.