Fiona and Dave own this lovely 1930’s detached property overlooking the stunning Morecambe Bay. Despite its fantastic setting the house was not without problems. The hub of a family home is often the kitchen but theirs felt cluttered and disconnected from the beautiful seaside views at the front of house.
A conservatory had been added onto the kitchen but this was in need of updating. The house had no separate utility room so the kitchen had to accommodate those noisy appliances too.
We agreed that most of these problems could be resolved by removing the conservatory, adding a small extension and removing a section of wall to open up the existing kitchen. There was also a large chimney breast that would need to be partly removed and supported. Working closely with an engineer from an early stage we agreed a structural solution for the chimney breast removal. A separate utility room was created at the back of the original kitchen and the room was reconfigured to improve the layout. Our drawings were coordinated with the kitchen designer to ensure everything fitted as intended.
With this coastal house extension, Fiona and Dave got the entertaining space they had dreamed of, brilliantly capturing the fantastic sea views across Morecambe Bay. The cooking area faces directly towards glass overlooking the sea, as does the comfy sofa that fits neatly in front of the peninsula work surface. The family enjoy spending a huge amount of time in this space and it really has become the hub of this seaside family home.