18 November 2021
Project completion in Oxford! One of our smallest extension projects, but one of the most effective. At only 2.5m wide x 3m in length, this tiny space makes all the difference in linking the existing dining room to the kitchen. Previously a fully glazed conservatory, the space was never used for proper living, reaching seasonal temperature extremes while being split across different levels. It became more of a thoroughfare and dumping ground, and a real missed opportunity.
The existing side wall to the kitchen was demolished half way down to form a breakfast bar. Above that, a downstand beam simplifies support to the wall above, while creating a very practical hanging spot for pots, pans, and cooking utensils. The external doors to the dining room were removed and the opening made wider to create an open plan layout, allowing light, air, and human interaction to cross all three spaces. We love the hanging pot plants within the vaulted ceiling space.
We’re architects that love projects of all sizes. Sometimes the smallest can be the most rewarding. Talk to us if you have a project in mind. More photos on the website to follow soon!