Contemporary extension

Adding a modern single-storey rear and side return kitchen-diner extension to a terraced house. The project cost £140,000

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The design

A single-storey rear and side return kitchen-diner extension to a terraced house

The budget

£140,000

The brief

To design a modern, rear kitchen extension

The house before and after the extension

Corin Rae of Riach Architects explains how the brief was achieved:

‘We were asked by the owners to create a light-filled rear extension that would result in a family-sized kitchen, dining and garden room. The existing ground floor walls at the rear of the house were removed so that the first-floor accommodation appears to float above the new open-plan room, giving the period property a new contemporary facelift.

‘Large, glazed folding-sliding doors link the new room to the garden for a practical, family-friendly space, with integral roof windows that serve to create a spacious and bright area.’