Kitchen extension and room in the roof

Project Info

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  • Location

    Five-Ways, Brighton

The brief

Increase the ground floor living area of the house and provide another bedroom with a WC/shower room in the unused loft space.

The property

A two-bed, two-storey terraced house. Its location in a conservation area in Brighton required planning approval for the proposals, which had to be sensitive to the existing house and the surrounding area.

The solution

Extend the ground-floor area into the outside space at the side of the existing galley kitchen, opening up the inside of the back of the house to create a combined living, dining, kitchen area flowing from one living space to another.
Roof lights in the extension and glazed doors to the rear open out to the garden and allow light to flow into the living area.
With a staircase spiralling off the first-floor landing the unused loft was turned into a neat bedroom with a WC/shower room. Roof lights on both the front and back roof slopes let light into the new bedroom from the west and east.

The result

A light, spacious house that works superbly as a family home. The client decided to do both jobs at the same time using different builders. It was a hard couple of months for the clients, but the result has made it worthwhile.