Vaulted ceiling kitchen extension

14th November 2010, in Gallery ( Comments)

Brief

Our clients owned a 4-bedroom detached property in Woodborough village. The existing kitchen/dining room was quite small compared with the rest of the house. The brief was to increase the size of the existing kitchen to provide kitchen/dining and a family room to take advantage of the open country views. In order to increase the space in the kitchen we relocated the existing utility room and boiler to capture this space for the dining area whilst providing vital width to the room to accommodate the 3m long central island in the kitchen . We then extended out the rear of the property by 4.2m with a single story pitched roof extension incorporating a vaulted ceiling whilst creating additional space to the upstairs bedroom for an en-suite shower room. By designing bi-fold doors for the side elevation views of the open countryside can be enjoyed from the kitchen and family room. The symmetry created on the gable end by the two French doors and bespoke gable windows above produce a strong architectural feature and create a light and open feel. The addition of decking framing the extension links the garden with the house providing additional space in the summer for alfresco dining with stunning views.

What our clients say?

We were advised to speak to Concept Architecture by our friends who had used them for their home extension. After an initial meeting we had some great design ideas which were presented in a way we could visualise.  The wow factor was achieved by vaulting  the ceiling in the new extension. The morning sun comes in through the gable windows creating a warm sun filled room. By the time the midday sun hits the extension, the roof protects us and the bi-fold doors can be opened right back, allowing a warm breeze into the kitchen, enabling us to sit out of the sun but still enjoy the garden. The space works well as a family room especially with two teenage children. The adaptable layout  can be tailored to create a  cosy family room or an open plan party room for entertaining. By using Concept Architecture we have transformed our home and improved the way we live.”

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