Real home: a bright bungalow kitchen extension and remodel

Debbie and Martyn Wright transformed a dated 1960s bungalow into a stylish and unique home with spectacular views and space for all the family

Project Notes

The owners: Debbie and Martyn Wright, both company directors, live gere with their daughter, Eleanor, 23, and Labradoodle, Mylo

The property: A five-bedroom, detached 1960s house in Clevedon, north Somerset

Total project cost: £422,000

Martyn and Debbie jumped at the chance to buy this property in North Somerset. The existing bungalow, with its glorious views overlooking the Mendips, was crying out for a total redevelopment to turn it into a contemporary, two-storey family home. They knew that, with some work, it would be a great house for entertaining friends and family.

They originally planned to demolish the bungalow and build a new house from scratch, but instead, worked with architect Simon Corbett, who shared their vision for creating a Modernist-inspired home. An extension and remodel has created a large kitchen-living-diner, and added bedrooms to the property, all within permitted development.

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The kitchen is streamlined, sophisticated and practical. Supplied by In-toto Kitchens in Bristol, it includes GC414 white gloss laminate doors for the base units, C341 anthracite matt laminate doors for the wall units, and Anthracite matt laminate panels and plinth


Walls painted in Farrow & Ball’s Ammonite reflect the light from the full-height sliding doors. Sofas, Rug, John Lewis. Glass coffee table, Piero Lissani for Glas Italia. Lamp, Oka


The spacious entrance has walls painted in Inchyra Blue from Farrow & Ball. The sideboard, by Neptune Furniture, has been repainted in the brand’s Downpipe to tone in. Pendant lights, Tom Dixon. Lamp, Oka. For a similar chair, try the Madelaine from Neptune


Bed, Bedlinen, The White Company. Cabinet furniture, handmade to order


The Bianco Massa worktop and splashback are from Marble Supreme in Bristol. Lights by Dyberg Larsen. Bar stool are from Hay


This Lusso Stone bath makes quite a focal point. Martyn also loves the practicality of the walk-in shower by Bathroom Village. Tiles, Mandarin Stone


The couple can enjoy great views across the garden and landscape beyond from their room


They chose large, eight-metre-wide sliding doors to invite the view inside without lots of panels breaking it up

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