When we were first asked to get involved with this project in Glemsford, Suffolk, we knew there would be some immediate challenges. This wrap-around extension project was required to help turn around a property that simply did not provide the owners with what they required. A previous, smaller, extension was included but it was unable to provide the owners with a large-enough kitchen space to work with effectively. So, we were asked to come in and carry out a full extension that would deliver a wrap-around extension, offering more space and opportunity.
The aim was simple – to offer a larger, more comfortable living space that would provide a larger kitchen and diner space. The idea was also to ensure that the open living space was capable of being used for entertainment whilst also ensuring that it opened up into their large landscaped garden.
One aspect of the property we immediately noticed was the height vaulted ceiling. This added another logistical challenge, though one that we relished. It provided the rooms with great natural light flooding in from the velux roof and the bi-fold door. This helped to add natural light and energy to the room, and the large height helped to ensure that the rooms felt even more spacious than before.
On top of this was the provision of a utility room space, that would remove clutter from elsewhere in the home whilst focusing where all of the major parts of the project would be stored. This delivered a comfortable living environment and a great space that also got major utilities out of the kitchen, reducing that feeling of cramped design and tightness.
This also included a second sink for washing with the extra space, adding extra efficiency into the entire project.