Contemporary brickwork extension to family home, Wokingham

 Our clients of this four-bedroom, detached property set within beautiful mature gardens, wanted to achieve a more cohesive home with an open plan kitchen and dining space, to be used as the heart of the home and entertain guests.  


The existing tired, galley kitchen served as a passageway through to other disconnected areas of the house.  The garden, annexe, study and dining areas all had doors leading from the kitchen which simply became a busy thoroughfare.  


Despite being set in woodland gardens, there was no quiet spot to enjoy the view of the trees and gardens from the warmth of the home. 

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Our proposed design included a rear extension to increase the footprint of the property and create a larger area for the kitchen and dining spaces to spill into.  This, along with internal refurbishments to increase the kitchen width, bring cohesion to the internal spaces and allow the home to flow naturally come together to breathe new life into this tired home. 


The new extended area incorporates large, full height glass sliding doors which allow the kitchen and dining spaces to feel like they continue out into the garden.  The glass also provides a light and airy place to enjoy a meal together.


The canopy over the extended area prevents the dining space becoming too hot and provides an interesting aesthetic, with brickwork and timber set together on the underside of the canopy. 


The living room is now enclosed and accessible from the main hallway which along with a new log burner creates a more cosy, private retreat from the rest of the hubbub.



A luxurious window seat in the master bedroom at first floor frames the view of the woodland gardens and creates a quiet place to read or simply sit and enjoy the view.  The use of natural stone and timber flooring with areas of timber on the ceiling too bring a warm aesthetic and unite this house with its surroundings.



Existing overall floor area (GIFA) : 120 sqm

Proposed overall floor area (GIFA) : 150 sqm

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