Location: Brighton, East Sussex
Work carried out: An uncontentious application for Planning Permission.
This detached house had a number of issues with its Ground Floor arrangement in particular. The Hall though generous had nowhere to hang coats or kick-off boots, the rear Reception Room which had a poor outlook had become a Den and homework room, the Kitchen was only accessible by passing through the Dining Room and the Kitchen was separated from the garden by a Conservatory which was under-used as it was usually too hot or too cold. A boiler was located externally in a small enclosure.
The solution involved taking the rear of the Reception Room for a Boot Room and Utility. The Dining Room became a Den and TV Room. The Conservatory was removed and all the rest of the space became part of the unified Kitchen Garden / family room which also included a rear extension with a lantern light and concertina doors which make this truly a year round space well connected to the garden.
There were other smaller changes in other parts of the building which were part of the re-balancing of the house
Contractor: Real Build Ltd, Brighton