How can Pride Road extend and convert Anthony and Louise’s terraced home to create more space to support a growing family?
Anthony and Louise’s late Victorian terraced home in Sale requires a kitchen extension and loft conversion to create a more sociable living space, where possible enhanced by the existing garden. Also high on Anthony and Louise’s wish list was increased light and additional bedrooms, in order to make better use of the overall footprint and support a flourishing family.
Currently, this period property is long and narrow in shape and benefits from a sunny, south facing garden and backyard. The windows are reasonably small so featuring in the pecking order of improvements would be to open out the house at the back to let more light in. Extending and reconfiguring the kitchen would also connect the kitchen and patio, introducing a seamless flow between the home’s interior and exterior.
Subject to a sympathetic conversion, the current layout of the loft would allow for at least two extra bedrooms and a sweeping “L-shaped’ dormer window, allowing for beautiful garden views and an influx of natural light. We have lots of to help introduce more light into your home.
The neighbours to either side of Anthony and Louise both have extensions underway, which has created a wonderful opportunity for the couple to make a mark and include their own custom made additional kitchen space.
Brimming with inspiration, Louise and Anthony contacted Magda at Pride Road to explore their kitchen extension and loft conversion ideas to help the house achieve its full potential. Magda carried out one of her highly reputable Concept Design Workshops to improve the couple’s living arrangements.
Magda drew up a range options to extend and convert the ground floor and loft spaces.
All plans are to scale
Option 1 (a) – implementing a kitchen extension with practical utility and toilet facilities
First of all, we started off by placing a toilet and utility room between the home’s front and back rooms, exploring different sizes to offer the most useful results.
Option 1 (b&c) – designing a sociable kitchen extension
After that we looked at various kitchen extension layouts to make the best of the space, envisaging whether the necessary fixtures and fittings would be best suited on one side of the room or the other. This is where we discovered that the optimal location allowed for a sofa corner at the rear of the house, along with a desirable island and a long dining table with a bench.
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Options 2 and 3 – moving the utility room and toilet to the rear of the property
Here, we thought about positioning the toilet and utility rooms towards the back of the new kitchen extension. This meant that outdoor wear, muddy shoes and gardening equipment could be dropped off en route to the kitchen and living rooms, rather than getting trailed through the home and creating a mess.
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Our range of downstairs extension options have allowed Louise and Anthony to fully explore and visualise how their living space could be better used, in turn making their home work that much harder and better for them.
Option 1 – maximising the space as much as possible with two bedrooms, storage and a bathroom
Louise and Anthony expressed a desire to maximise their new loft space to the fullest extent so we planned for two new bedrooms here, alongside a large wardrobe and a bathroom.
The result: Extension and loft conversion plans to assist in achieving a hardworking home
Satisfied with the results of the Concept Design Workshop, Louise and Anthony will prioritise the kitchen extension before saving funds for the loft conversion, which is currently in the planning stages.
Louise and Anthony are excited about having a bigger, more sociable kitchen that they can fully enjoy and make the most of with their expanding family and friends. For Louise and Anthony, security comes in the knowledge that more space and extra bedrooms are a viable option for them in the near future. For us, this was a very enjoyable workshop because we really managed to discuss, delve into and get to grips with each of the options. This was a process that Louise and Anthony appeared to find extremely helpful.
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Louise and Anthony say: “The workshop has been really useful at bringing our ideas and concepts to life in how we want to create a more sociable living space for the both of us while growing a family.
“It’s been fantastic, we’ve got lots of drawings to choose from and ideas we hadn’t necessarily thought of. We think that the workshop has been helpful to just sit down and go through all of the different ideas together. It’s been really good, absolutely.”
The next steps are to obtain quotes from builders and double check the various costing options. Our plans are hand drawn to scale so that the clients and builders can measure from them to get quotes and estimates.
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