Open plan extension

Adding a single-storey rear infill and loft extension to a 1920s mid-terrace house to create a large, open kitchen, dining and living area for the whole family. The project cost £100,000

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This 1920s mid-terrace house has had a single storey rear extension and a loft extension added to house a large, open-plan kitchen, dining area and living space for the whole family.

The design

A single-storey rear infill and loft extension to a terraced house

The budget

£100,000

The brief

To create a large, open kitchen, dining and living area for the whole family

The mid-terrace house before and after the extension

Simon Smith explains how the brief was achieved:

‘This large 1920s mid-terrace property was in need of a complete overhaul. It hadn’t been updated during the last 50 years, but was in a good structural state. All the services were in need of an upgrade, and the owners wanted to reconfigure each floor to optimise the flow between different areas and maximise space.

‘The vision for the kitchen, dining and family living space at the rear of the house was achieved with an infill single-storey extension leading on to the garden, which created a safe place where the children could play and the adults entertain. The flat, modern rooflights bring natural light deep into the room. The aim was for the extension to flow seamlessly into the outdoor space. This was achieved with a threshold that sits flush with the patio level, and bi-fold doors that stack neatly to one side. Mood lighting highlights the tiered garden to create a stunning view from inside the house.’