Compact contemporary extension to Victorian Terrace in West Malling
The brief was to extend a classic Victorian Terrace to create an open-plan kitchen along with valuable storage space within a compact area.
In this instance the house was what you would expect from a typical Victorian Terrace; a long narrow floor plan with rooms to one side served by a hallway running the length of the house to a kitchen located at the back. With the kitchen being narrower than the rest of the house there was an opportunity to create an 'in-fill' extension, effectively squaring off the house. That being said, extending an already elongated floor plan can cause spaces to become dark as natural light sources move further away.
Despite having only 8 square meters of additional space, we were able to create an open-plan kitchen that maximised the space provided valuable storage whilst being bright & open, connecting to the garden. By introducing a fully glazed roof to the extension allowed natural light to pour into the kitchen as well as providing light into the inner rooms ensuring no space became dark as a result of the extension. Through considered planning and contemporary design, we were able to create an addition that made an impact far greater than its size.