When Jane and John DeBono bought their detached house in Chesterfield, it was outdated and unfit to live in. They contacted various local architects before settling on Martin Rix, who drew up plans for a complete redesign. On the first floor, the original bathroom was removed in order to create the extension.
With Martin’s help, the couple decided to split the third bedroom in two – using the majority for a new bathroom and a smaller section for an en suite. Jane and John opted for a pocket door, which slides into a new wall cavity when opened. They also commissioned a bespoke mirror running the width of one wall, which helps make the space feel bigger.
The owners: Jane DeBono, a retired fashion designer, lives here with her husband John, an operations manager running apprenticeships
The property: A three-bedroom detached house near Chesterfield
Total project cost: £4,750