Connected Architecture

The homeowners approached us with a relatively simple request to replace an existing conservatory with a modern glass extension to overcome the issues they had with their dark kitchen/dining area that overheated in summer and was freezing cold in winter.

By visiting the property, talking through their ideas, and exploring examples of other projects, we were able to challenge and expand their thinking by suggesting going further.

Removing the internal connecting corridor that chopped up the space and remodelling the kitchen, dining, hallway and utility area would not only overcome the issues they had with their kitchen, but completely transform the experience of entering and moving through the house.

This simple design change, whilst requiring some additional structural support to achieve, has unlocked the full potential of the house. The replacement glazed extension could therefore be smaller in size from what the client initially envisaged while still achieving the generous open plan design they desired.

Maximum light at strategic points and glimpses of the garden from the front door, has created the flow and impact the house was missing. The extended utility room is now fully functional and the adjoining room that was underused due to lack of purpose has become a cinema room to enhance the house for entertaining family and friends.

The result is a Scandi-inspired, modern, open plan kitchen/dining room with space for a comfy reading corner looking out over the magnificent garden.

Photos by Inara Home Imagery.

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