victorian terrace transformation
A Victorian, 2-bedroomed, end of terrace house with a large corner offered plenty of space for this large extension designed by local architects In Exe Design. The extension cleverly marries a contemporary, open plan kitchen, utility and informal living space with a formal lounge and dining room in the original part of the building. As you walk through the corridor into the kitchen you are welcomed by the beautiful view so we were keen to leave this unspoilt.
From the outside, this kitchen looks a fairly simple design but a lot of thought and planning has gone in to making it function discreetly. Features include housing the sink and kitchen tap behind pocket doors to keep the island streamlined (the tap is also a boiling tap so no need for a countertop clutter). We opted for a downdraft extractor as a ceiling extractor would have been too visible from the outside when looking in – the downdraft extractor also offers some gentle screening from pots and pans during dinner parties but hides discreetly in the island when not in use.