A two-story extension is not at all a simple process to finish. However the area gained, even in a comparatively modest property like a Victorian terraced home, might be transformative.
This (now) basic four-bedroom, three-storey Victorian terrace in Chiswick was chock-full of issues, making it troublesome for the household of 4 to take advantage of the area. The format was poorly organized with the toilet on the bottom ground blocking the small kitchen from entry to the backyard and look at.
The householders employed William Tozer Associates (opens in new tab) to redecorate the rear of the property, opening up the area and making it extra household pleasant.
‘As an alternative of a conventional Victorian format with sq. rooms,’ explains Tom Shelswell, senior affiliate at William Tozer, ‘we wished a vivid kitchen-living-dining room with a number of pure gentle and a view of the backyard. For this we eliminated the again of the home on the bottom ground, plus the cabinet wing on the primary ground.’
To provide the area extra gentle than earlier than, the architects got here up with an progressive design for the white kitchen concepts. “Throughout building, we at all times benefit from the work section the place the again of the constructing is open, and we wished to convey that very same feeling again into the extension.”
“So,” continues Tom, “we put in full-height openings behind the home and used frameless glass or minimal framing to maximise the quantity of daylight coming in.”
The sunshine, crisp sense of peak did not cease there. “The inner doorways are additionally full peak,” says Tom. “This implies there is not any head over the doorway — only a flat ceiling that continues seamlessly from the unique home to the extension.”
They needed to take note of constructing permits and the unique plans needed to be modified. Tom explains: ‘As a result of planning constraints, we lowered the facet wall peak to 2 meters on the border, creating the minimal design of the sunshine field within the kitchen.’
When it got here to trendy kitchen concepts, householders opted for white Corian counter tops paired with clean handle-less cupboard fronts to create a clear, up to date look. A grey resin ground has been laid all through the extension, making a seamless, open-plan really feel within the kitchen-living-dining space.
The strong oak island and benches had been designed by the architects and manufactured on website by the contractor. The feel of the wooden contrasts with the graceful white surfaces used all through the remainder of the kitchen.
Along with including heat and character, the wealthy wooden options present a visible hyperlink to the pine flooring within the unique house. The couch additionally serves as space for storing.
It was not attainable to take away this structural wall within the extension, so it was was a design aspect. On the lounge facet, a shallow area of interest offers a neat place for the tv. On the kitchen facet is a shallow cabinet through which the household shops the glassware.
The home was not utterly gutted, because the householders didn’t wish to utterly remove the standard character of the property. As an alternative of stripping out the unique pine floorboards, they had been sanded again and handled with white oil to provide them new life. Corridor runner concepts are laid excessive to create a homey really feel.
Now the two-story enlargement design has 4 stacked packing containers – two white and related to the bottom ground, with one other two slate-clad packing containers on the second ground.
Upstairs they’ve added a brand new bed room and toilet, and all of the home windows have been changed with wider openings, filling the property with pure gentle.
The homeowners wished a contemporary extension with sharp particulars that contrasted with the unique constructing. The cement-based plaster is painted white in order that the extension stands aside from the unique home with out showing uneven. The rainwater merchandise are hidden throughout the construction, enhancing the clear aesthetic of the property.
Downstairs, the backyard is now simply accessible by means of the open plan kitchen diner through both powder coated aluminum sliding doorways and a single revolving door. Each have minimal frames and supply the fascinating connection to the backyard.
The constructing earlier than work began
The cabinet wing behind the home was typical of many Victorian homes. It contained a small kitchen utterly closed off from the backyard by a floor ground lavatory on the rear. The inside hadn’t been up to date because the 1970’s so modernization was wanted.
Concentrate on: Skylight packing containers
Tom Shelswell, senior affiliate at William Tozer Associates shares his finest ideas and concepts
- A floating glass construction enhances the clear, open really feel and offers a greater view of the sky.
- High glazing brings in additional daylight than home windows positioned in a vertical wall.
- Hidden framework requires a number of technical detailing, so a great working relationship between your architect, contractor and glazier is important.
- If the glazing is caught, you want an openable window elsewhere to create recent air movement.
- A low-emissivity coating on the within of the outside pane controls the quantity of UV gentle that may enter your property…
- An argon filling between the 2 glass plates improves the insulation stage.