Open-plan kitchen extension

Judith Meager extended her Victorian property into the garden and side return, creating a modern kitchen, living and dining area

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Tones of grey and blue feature throughout the space, cleverly linking each area and adding interest to the neutral cabinetry. The oak flooring is from TileStyle. For a similar light, try Ian Snow

After downsizing to a small Victorian terraced house from a five-bedroom property, Judith Meager was keen to create more room. As the kitchen was dark with little worktop space, and the garden was a good size, she knew it would be right to replace the old unattractive lean-to, with an extension out into the garden and to the side.

Judith turned to architect David Leyden to come up with a design. She wanted to retain the period features of the existing reception rooms, while adding a large, sociable space that incorporated a kitchen, dining and living area, while looking out onto the garden.

Project Notes

The owners: Judith Meager, who is retired, lives here

The property: A three-bedroom Victorian terraced house in Dublin, Ireland

Total project cost: £113,400

wooden bifolds in white kitchen

The bright blue island overlooks the internal courtyard and garden, creating a link between indoors and out. For a similar sofa, try Sofology

white kitchen units

The white kitchen cabinetry with silver finishes is clean and fresh. The worktops and kitchen are both from Sannonside Kitchens. For a similar tap, try Franke

exterior kitchen extension

wooden round dining table

blue island and wooden stools

By building to the rear and side, the new L-shaped space features areas for cooking, eating and relaxing. The stools are from CA Design