This Somerset family commissioned O2i Design Consultants to design a contemporary kitchen extension for their beautiful listed property. The modern design was chosen because it did not detract from the integrity and interpretation of the original building.
The brief was to provide the house with multi-functional family spaces, both kitchen and family space, and improve circulation. The result is an elegant kitchen extension that can integrate several uses into one space.
First-grade oak was used for the external finish. Slim window frames were specified to maximise light. These are set back in the wall so that the emphasis is on the whole opening. The excellent insulating performance contributes to minimising any heat loss and maximising heat from the sun. The new entrances and doorways have improved circulation on the ground floor, while the modern kitchen extension provides a great new space for cooking and relaxing with easy access to the garden.
This project was the only project nominated and shortlisted by South Somerset District Council in the South West Regional LABC Building Excellence Awards 2013.