The Art of Adding Space


A challenging conversion of a 3-bedroom house with a new layout suitable for the owners, their 3 young children and elderly parents.




To get more space, the owner planned to knock down the side garage, making room for a new double-storey side extension. As well as that, a new single-storey rear extension was being added with bifold doors leading into the garden. Upstairs, the client wanted to create a dormer in the attic.





Original Layout


Ground floor: New Design, Initial Sketch


First floor: New Design, Initial Sketch


While already securing planning permits for the extensions, our client realised he had no idea how best to layout the floor plan within the extension especially for the ground floor.

The client wanted to create an area where he could accommodate his elder parents – he requested a downstairs bedroom, toilet and walking shower room.


Ground floor: Before


Ground floor: After


As well as that, he also asked for a small study room downstairs where he could work from as well as easy access to a bike storage which he used as he cycled to and from work.

The result was a Thanks BetterSpace, this is great. Thanks for your help, finally feel I know what I want



First floor: Before



First floor: After