Lower Clapton, London, UK
Status. Planning Phase
Client. Niamh & Michael
– Preliminary Architectural Design
– Planning Application
– Construction drawings and specifications
– Site inspections and contract administration
Our clients approached us with the desire to expand their beloved home and the goal to create a generous and light-filled kitchen and dining area for the family needs, as well as a new basement living space, to be used by the owners’ elderly relatives.
Our proposal makes use of a residual space on the side of the kitchen, providing more area for kitchen units, dining area and low storage while allowing for ample natural light through large sky-lights.
A modern bay window and large bi-fold doors bring the outside garden in, with beautiful views and light, improving the family’s quality of living. A small covered patio allows for the family to enjoy warmer seasons, even when wet.
The general layout provides better circulation throughout the property and visual connection of spaces, while always giving the option of privacy.
The basement, currently used as low storage, is converted into an independent (though internally accessible) apartment, with a bedroom and small open plan living/kitchen/dining space.
The design goal was to create a bright and airy space that doesn’t feel like a basement, with daylight reaching far in the back, a comfortable access from the front of the property and good circulation.