This is the story of how a Victorian terraced house from London, in the UK was renovated and extended, eventually becoming this light-filled modern home with a stylish and exquisite interior. The transformation was done by Studio 30 Architects who worked closely with the clients to find the best solutions and ideas and to offer the perfect blend of looks and functionality while staying within a small budget. The house extension establishes a strong bond between the internal spaces and the outdoors, being built mostly out of glass. It adds a new dining area and a fresh, updated kitchen, the two spaces now being combined into one.
The new house extension takes advantage of the previously empty space and adds a series of extra functionsThe project also focused on the renovation of the original house, just to establish a strong connection between it and the new extensionThe new areas include an updated kitchen and a dining room with a glass ceiling and access to the garden
Large windows, skylights and glass doors give the extension a very bright and airy appearance. Of course, some changes were made to the design of the original house as well. The whole structure was updated with large openings and a more seamless and fluid transition between spaces. Some of the walls were removed and a new entryway was set up as part of the extension. The architects were also careful to preserve the original features of existing house whenever deemed practical and as a result the floor boards were simply re-oiled, allowing the house to maintain some of its original charm.
This is a comparison of the before and after kitchen designs, with an emphasis on spaciousnessThere’s also a loft area which has skylights and a dark accent wall which contrasts with the white surfaces
The skylights bring in lots of natural light and create a strong bond between the indoor and outdoorThe new kitchen and dining area are blended into a single open spaceThe existing house got new large windows and bigger interior spaces overallThe palette of colors and materials is very simple, both inside the original house and the extensionThe kitchen island is also a great separator between the cooking area and the dining spaceThe living room got a fresh update, with less furniture and an overall cleaner and simpler lookThe original floor boards were preserved and under-floor heating was installed during the renovationThe upstairs bedroom has a huge panorama window with a great view of the garden