0558 Surbiton House, KT5


The brief of this project called for extension of the ground floor of this family house in Surbiton, with some specific aims in mind.

Enlargement of the space

The property used to have a small, outdated kitchen at the back.  We opened up this space and enlarged it by adding a dining and a living area.  Our team gained planning permission from the Kingston Upon Thames Council for a 3.5 meters long extension to this family house in Surbiton. In addition, the area now seamlessly flows onto an outside patio, which creates another living space, before leading into a long garden.

Modern and functional kitchen in the extension in Surbiton

The old kitchen was completely removed and opened up.  A modern design has been chosen to replace it.  Our new cabinets have a white, high gloss finish and appliances are built in.  There is a single wall of units at the back and a kitchen island in the middle. The kitchen island has a white quartz worktop and inside it contains storage and appliances.

We used standard size cabinets from a kitchen supplier but built them ‘into the wall’ for a bespoke look.  The dark blue splash-back contrasts gently with the light finishes. However our kitchen island creates a gentle borderline between kitchen and the dining area, thanks to a bespoke dining bench mounted on its rear side.  We finished the bench in oiled oak with a dark blue base to match the splash-back.  The seat lifts up for extra storage.

Natural light

Firstly, the owners specifically asked not just for additional square feet of living space but also for having as much natural light as possible.  For this reason a number of light openings have been incorporated in this family house in Surbiton.

Secondly, at the back, full width sliding doors open onto the garden.  In addition to them, above the living area, we installed two roof lights.  Whereas inside the kitchen, there are tall glass panels on both sides.

Little touches in this family house in Surbiton

The new space has three separate functions which coexist and work together very well.  We used a few small design solutions to blend the areas together.

The whole extension floor is laid with long, engineered oak floorboards.  They run however vertically – from the front to back – to emphasise continuity and to visually prolong the space. On top of this, we used wet underfloor heating.  It provides a great heating solution without the need for traditional radiators spread around the room.

This rear extension in Surbiton was completed in 2016.

family house in Surbiton0558 Full width rear extension to terraced house in Surbiton

0558 Kitchen extension with outside patio and sliding doors

0558 Patio and wooden garden furniture in London house

0558 Living area in a new back extension in London

0558 kitchen diner high gloss units and wooden bench in Surbiton

0558 View onto inside of the rear extension from the patio

0558 rectangular dining table and living area in a rear extension

0558 kitchen island with a wooden bench and dining tabel

0558 kitchen island with quartz worktop and tall glass panel

0558 kitchen diner and living room rear extension in London

0558 white high gloss Howdens kitchen with dark blue splashback

0558 tall glass window panel in kitchen

0558 roof lights velux with pebbles

0558 full height glass panel with black aluminium frame

0558 living area with wooden floor overlooking dining and kitchen

0558 rear extension with aluminium frame door and drainage

0558 terraced house staircase with wooden steps and white balustrade in London

0558 bespoke dining table wooden bench with storage and dark blue finish

0558 kitchen island with power socket on the side


Here are some work in progress pictures :

0558 before photo of Surbiton house before renovation works

0558 semidetached house with red brick in surbiton

0558 rear garden in surbiton house

0558 during construction works in Surbiton

0558 back of the house during construction works in Surbiton


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