Marco and Elle had already renovated most of their home, but were never entirely happy with the flow and layout of their kitchen. The area garden to the side of their kitchen was underutilised and could obviously be incorporated to create larger kitchen and dining space.
From the beginning, Marco and Elle had very clear ideas about the aesthetic they wanted to achieve. This included incorporating a bespoke, full-height and wide-glazed window which seamlessly merges into a roof-light and looks directly on to a beautiful, planted wall.
At the end of the extension, is a set of ultra-low profile sliding doors that span the width of the property. The kitchen then extends out on to a rear patio, connecting the house and garden together.
On top of the extension, we installed a Sedum roof which helps to integrate the extension into the garden setting. The Sedum roof absorbs around 70 per cent of rainwater that falls upon it and acts as a valuable ecological resource for bird life and bees. Marco and Elle loved their Sedum roof so much that they asked us to come back and install one on their bin store at the front of the property. Passers by frequently stop to admire and enjoy the plants.
The final touch on the project was to construct a bespoke floor-to-ceiling bookcase that not only looks stunning, but offers plenty of practical storage.
Marco and Elle are delighted with the end result and now have a kitchen-dining room that matches the same high standard as the rest of their home.