North Boag Cottage
Keen to form a new kitchen area where a narrow kitchen and dilapidated porch was, Linda and Nick invited am architect to try and make the most of the space, open the kitchen out, introduce more daylight and improve the thermal performance of the fabric – all on a small budget. Various sketches were examined with the simple removal of a thick structural wall to form a small but practical kitchen was adopted. The design removed the porch and tied in an area below the stair to make a useable space as part of the kitchen. What was a cold, dark space is now bright and warm. The simple use of slate roof, roof window and vertical larch cladding allows the extension to be distinct from but tied in with the existing painted stone wall and rendered stairwell. A small job that made a huge difference to the value of living in this quirky but quant rural home.
‘Top quality and professional service. Highly recommended.’
‘I have known Andy for around 10 years and was delighted to engage his services to improve the kitchen in our 150 year old cottage. It was not the most straightforward job structurally as it involved removing part of the old exterior wall to increase the kitchen area.
Andy came up with a solution for this and supplied several design options. Adding additional natural light into the kitchen area was really important and Andy’s creative design included a visually interesting new roof with a skylight. We love the new kitchen space and our kitchen has been totally transformed.
Throughout the design and build process Andy has been a joy to work with and we are delighted with the end product. The team he put together to create our kitchen worked really well together and the job was completed ahead of schedule.
We have no hesitation in highly recommending Andy and his friendly, knowledgeable, practical and professional approach to designing and rebuilding our new kitchen.’
N & L Oswald