Extensions & Alterations, Bellingdon
Our brief was to turn a rather uninspiring, 1950’s property into a light, modern family home.
Most of the work was carried out within the existing fabric of the house, however the addition of a two storey, front extension allowed us to relocate the staircase into a new double-height entrance space. Most of the work was carried out within the existing fabric of the house, however the addition of a two storey, front extension allowed us to relocate the staircase into a new double-height entrance space. We also had to make sure the extension matched the original roof which was shingles (we chose to keep this as it is a nice weather resistant material). On going ahead with the extension, we realised the original roof needed a few repairs as it hadn’t been looked after for a while. We found quite a few companies online, for example we checked out companies like Galaxy Builders (you can head to Galaxy Builders, Inc. if you need roof repair too) because we were intrigued by their services. This was probably one of the features of the house we spent the most time on, because it’s important I think that upon starting any project, it is always worth seeing if you can utilize space already within the house – such as an unused garage. This can help allocate budget to an area more needed such as a new kitchen. Sometimes, it can be a case of simply insulating a garage and fitting a new door (click here now for an example) and by doing this you have created a perfectly functional room. As well as providing a new front entrance this feature also moved the vertical circulation from the main body of the house which allowed us to create a new open-plan living space at ground floor and larger bedrooms at first floor.
The only other extension was a small addition to the lounge, here the external wall appears to have been pushed 1m away from the house providing additional floor space internally. The gap between new and old is emphasised by minimal glazing, which introduces natural light and offers views to the front and rear.
Externally the house has been transformed and updated with a simple palette of white render, cedar boarding and concrete roof tiles. Hopefully, after undergoing this transformation, more people will be interested in this home and will consider looking at it. Bellingdon is a lovely area in Britain, so it should appeal to a number of people who are looking for a quieter life. When moving house, a lot of people do take the area into consideration, with some of them looking at the local schools available and the sort of broadband connection they can expect to get. All of this does matter to some people, so they could consider visiting Luxury Lifestyle Magazine to learn more if they wanted to. Hopefully, this will help them to find the best area to live in.
Kitchen Design: Top Notch Designs, https://www.topnotchdesigns.co.uk/