This terraced house in Bedford Park had a small pokey kitchen at the rear, practically no storage space, little natural light and as a result felt cramped and restrictive.
We were commissioned to extend and refurbish the ground floor of the property to create a warm, welcoming kitchen and living space which would work as well for informal entertaining as for day to day family life.
The ground floor of the house was completely gutted and an eighties lean to at the rear knocked down to fully extend across the width of this centre terrace house. Upstairs a spare bedroom was redesigned to create a small study lined with bespoke shelving and enough space carved off to create a small separate laundry room on the first floor in order to maximise the living space downstairs.
Walls were re-plastered, the original cornice repaired and matched in the new extended space. Full height bi-folding doors across the back and a central large roof light were installed allowing light to flood in to the living space whilst affording the owners an uninterrupted view down the back of their neighbours gardens without being overlooked.
The new kitchen, designed by Home and Found and made by our joiner, was designed to straddle the line between traditional and contemporary. The new layout maximised storage space by lining the rear wall of the kitchen with full height floor to ceiling cupboards housing a double larder and fridge and using the otherwise redundant space under the stairs to secret a second kitchen/ utility area reached through a jab door behind the main kitchen. The sink is placed at the rear of the kitchen in a central island from which you can look out onto the garden.
The other half of the room is set up as a combination of eating area and hang out. A small bench lined with cushions made from vintage textiles sits happily alongside a Danish mid-century table and chairs upholstered in a textured damson coloured linen. An old chesterfield found by Home and Found was reupholstered in a moss coloured weave. Cushions made from hand printed and vintage textiles, a richly patterned and coloured rug, vintage lighting, plants and useful ceramics found by Home and Found create a warm, interesting comfortable family home whilst minimising clutter.