Real home: an industrial-style kitchen extension to a 1930s house

Annie and Ollie Browning added to their home to create a stunning, open-plan extension for all the family to enjoy

Project Notes

The owners: Annie Browning a charity worker, lives here with her husband, Ollie, a company director, and daughters Florence, four, and Matilda, 22 months

The property: A four-bedroom, semi-detached 1930s house in Twickenham, London

Total project cost: £146,500

Annie and Ollie were, at first, dubious about moving into this former student house in Twickenham. After some persuasion from Ollie, they decided that with tender loving care, they could turn this worn down 1930s property into their dream home with a kitchen extension.

Working with architect Kevin Gould, they demolished the conservatory and extended the rear to create more space. They used the kitchen units and flooring to divide the open-plan area, and installed roof beams to get the look they really wanted.

Discover how they did it, then check out more real home transformations and find out more about extending a house in our guide

industrial style kitchen diner extension table

The dining table is made of reclaimed steel and oak and is from The Old Cinema. The French antique cupboard is from Petersham Nurseries. Dining chairs, Ebay

browning family industrial style kitchen extension

Kitchen units from British Standard help divide the kitchen-diner from the living area. The bar stools are from Sunbury Antiques Market. The breakfast bar has ample but easily accessible storage space to stow away Florence and Matilda’s toys. Appliances, Miele

industrial style kitchen extension exterior

A new industrial-style extension includes exposed beams inspired by the couple’s favourite bars and restaurants

industrial style extension kitchen units and sink

The floor tiles are a combination of plain and patterned designs from Azulej by Mutina at Domus. Wooden flooring, German Flooring Direct. Rooflights, Velux. Bi-fold doors, Klöeber


The time and space-saving Quooker hot water tap is one of Annie’s favourite appliances. The main tap is by Blanco. Shelves, English Salvage. Kitchen, British Standard

industrial style kitchen extension dining table

The metalwork ceiling lights above the dining table were salvaged from a Czech factory and bought at Bermondsey Market

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Amelia Smith
Content Editor

After joining Real Homes as content producer in 2016, Amelia has taken on several different roles and is now content editor. She specializes in style and decorating features and loves nothing more than finding the most beautiful new furniture, fabrics and accessories and sharing them with our readers. As a newbie London renter, Amelia’s loving exploring the big city and mooching around vintage markets to kit out her new home.