Open up the space
Two storey extensions can give you the opportunity to be creative with the internal arrangements of a house. They allow you to create a dynamic interior with views from both below and above the space.
The striking combination of the powder coated aluminium full height glazing flooding light into the entrance hall and stunning feature hanging pendants set the tone for the interior of this house extension in Appleton, Warrington.
Watch ships pass by
This simple two storey side extension fronting the Manchester Ship Canal replicates the semi detached period property. The extension is set lower than the main body of the house with simple dormers set into the new roof.
Good qaulity hard landscaping in the form of Marshalls block paviors ensure that the new driveway complements the extension and blends in smoothly.
This two storey side and rear extension to a period property on Windmill Lane, Appleton was built in Ibstock Birtley Olde English Buff laid in garden wall bond.
Good qaulity timber sash windows well detailed with stone heads and cills and fitted behind the brickwork reveal mean that the overall traditional look is not compromised.
Traditional timber barge boards and soffits painted black and white respectively and a black finial create shadow lines due to the detailed overhanging roof line.
Large open plan spaces for cooking whilst socialising are aspirational for many family’s especially mums who want to keep one eye on the kids while they complete their homework!
By locating the fridge on the edge of the cooking area and the oven within a more constrained area whilst moving the hob onto the island means that the functionality works well.
Creating a breakfast bar seating area means that the kids can be fed informally or parents can prepare their own meal and eat before dashing out.
When the weather does shine making the most of a rear terrace for BBQ's and outdoor dining is a must providing you have a graden big enough.
Marshalls Fairstone sawn paving gives a smooth finish which looks well and prevents the build-up of moss and green slime.
A good choice of brickwork with stone heads and cills maintains a traditional feel and enhances the conservation of a period property.