Hale Edwardian Terrace Kitchen Extension - Pride Road Architects

Hale Edwardian Terrace Kitchen Extension

Sophie’s house, a 1904 early Edwardian end terrace in Hale near Manchester, didn’t quite function to her family’s needs. Their kitchen was much too small, creating an uncomfortable seating arrangement at meals, the washing machine disrupted things such as watching television as it was too loud and there was no downstairs loo, so with Sophie’s mum’s mobility issues, the house was not working! Through a friend’s recommendation, she found Pride Road and was very impressed.

After a concept design workshop and various discussions, Sophie and Architect Lisa Raynes agreed on a kitchen extension, along with the addition of a downstairs loo and a hidden utility room, making their living space especially practical.

They began the renovations, and slowly Sophie and her family’s dream house turned into a reality. The work ended just as lockdown began, ‘which was amazing’ said Sophie, and meant that they could really enjoy their new space together as a family. With their new kitchen, they had great family meals, even doing a different themed cuisine every Saturday night. The family said ‘it felt like we moved to a new house’ and the dysfunctions of their home had been resolved by Lisa.

Sophie was delighted with the final results, especially since all their initial issues were now resolved, including the fact that now they have much more natural light streaming in and have the perfect space to host all the family!

The vision that Sophie approached Lisa Raynes with remained intact throughout, along with some extra improvements, meaning their new home was personal, homely and ‘a lovely family space’.

Written by Eliza Mulready-Carroll

Sophie: ‘I’m very happy with it! And what I liked was the workshop Lisa gave. She gave some advice first and then we booked in for the proper workshop, which I loved.’ Sophie’s daughter: ‘All my friends are really jealous.’

Lisa:  ‘The kitchen extension design has made a real difference. It now feels elevated and quite grand I think’
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