Fabulous ensuite and dressing room extension in the New Forest, Hampshire

This beautiful detached 1904 house set in a hidden site in the New Forest was almost perfect.

Yet for the family in residence, it has an unsightly double garage, a dark kitchen and a small master bedroom.

The clients wanted a utility room, a remodelled kitchen with more natural light and a first floor extension over the garage to create a dressing room extension and ensuite for the master bedroom.

Our Concept Workshop explored ideas

At the workshop we looked at different options to create the first floor extension, paying particular attention to the head height and careful space planning.

We also had to utilitise careful designing of the elevations to make the new extension look in keeping with the New Forest National Park design guidelines, not allowing the ridge to be too high and being careful with the materials used.

Small Design Changes, Huge Architectural Impact

This project is a great example of how a few small changes can make a huge difference. The addition of roof lights in the kitchen, a slim kitchen island to create a protected cooking space, a vaulted dressing room space and some clever carpentry by the builder have resulted in much more cohesive home, fitting of its history and wonderful site.

The kitchen now boasts a very desirable breakfast pantry with bifold doors that hide it away. They love the new utility room with gorgeous tiles and clever re-use of the old kitchen units with a new Belfast sink.

Partners on the project

Builder – 3Lance Construction

Structural Engineer – Thorpe Engineering Consultants Ltd

Kitchen – Raison Homes

Tiles – Crestwood, Lymington

Lights – Home lighting store, Christchurch

Shower screen – The Bath Works, New Milton

Bathroom – Coastal Bathrooms, New Milton


Estimated Cost 120 000

We love having the new utility space, its just brilliant. We're really pleased with the new dressing space and ensuite bathroom. It took a lot of effort but we love how it looks.

We love having the new utility space, its just brilliant.

I love the use of lighting in this project

I love the use of lighting in this project - vaulted ceiling with natural light in the dressing area and fabulous ribbed glass pendants over the dining table.
Pride Road

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