Transform your house with a small extension

Side extension st albans  Rear kitchen extension

House extensions come in all shapes and sizes and there is a misconception that it’s not worth extending unless you have a lot of space to do so. A small extension can make a big difference, and help find the extra space needed.  Read on for details of two of our projects that show how.

Creating a kitchen-diner

The first two photos are of a small side extension that we completed on a house in St. Albans. The family found the separate dining room too restrictive and wanted a more social, open layout. We extended the house by 1.5 metres on the side and removed the wall that was previously between the kitchen and dining room. By changing the internal layout and adding a little extra space we were able to create a large open plan kitchen and dining area.

New velux roof lights were installed and with the extra width on the rear of the property we were able to install new bi-folding doors. The light now floods into the room, making it perfect for cooking, socialising on an everyday basis and entertaining in.  What’s more, our gifted team of designers listened to the needs of the family and ensured that space was left down the side of the property, ensuring the garden remains accessible from the front.

We are now preparing drawings for a loft conversion for the couple who are insisting that our same team are booked for the job.

In need of a family room

The second two photos show a small rear extension that we undertook in Wheathampstead. Our remit was to find space for a new family room and at the same time, make the back garden more accessible.

We added a small rear extension to the ground floor.  Previously the kitchen, the original space has now been transformed into the family room and the new space has become a lovely new kitchen.  The space is open plan and we added French doors for easy access straight into the back garden – previously access was only via the side of the property.  

More practical living space

Most people extend because they want more practical living space – whether that’s a larger kitchen, more room for entertaining, an office, or just a larger living room area.  If planned well, a small extension can provide the space required.

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