Redesigning the first floor

With a growing family, Sue and Peter Richardson needed more space. They chose to extend rather than move and took the opportunity to remodel the space to make way for a larger bathroom more suited to a family.

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Sue and Peter Richardson remodeled and extended to make the most of their living space rather than moving house.

With a growing young family, Sue and Peter Richardson needed a larger home, but decided to extend rather than move. While extending the first floor, they took the opportunity to remodel the space to make way for a larger family bathroom.

The original bathroom was quite narrow, so extending the first floor to add another bedroom meant they could relocate the bathroom to where the original master bedroom with en suite used to be, at the back of the house. Plumbing was already in situ, which helped with the build. A false chimney breast was built out behind the basin/vanity unit to conceal all the plumbing, while fitting a modern shower over the bath has created plenty of space for storage. The project cost around £6,700 and took around three months.

In the gallery: The original bathroom was dark and narrow, so a larger bathroom was created where the original master en suite bedroom had been before the new layout.

Architect: Inspiration Architects, 01635 523 226, inspiration-architects.com.