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Kitchen extension, design and fitting


As with many older houses, this 1900s property had a very small kitchen, poorly suited to today’s needs. Our clients approached us to build an extension that would house a larger one without spoiling the period charm of their home.

We were careful to select and use only materials that were in keeping with the property and to match the originals wherever possible.

The new roof was constructed and seamlessly stitched into the old one, and the internal ceiling was finished with attractive oak beams. The new external brickwork was originally going to be painted but when the client saw how neat its weather struck pointing looked they asked us to leave it exposed. In order to match the existing front door and side window we commissioned a bespoke oak door and window from a local joiner. The match was perfect and the clients were delighted with the result.

Once the building was completed it was time to fit out the new kitchen and here our experience in kitchen design came into play. The final design was modern and functional with plenty of ideas to make the most of the available space but the traditional design of the units and the wooden worktop paid homage to the style and age of the property.

The now far larger kitchen incorporated French doors into the garden and we laid a sunken brick paved patio so that they could easily step outside and relax or eat alfresco.

Although this project was relatively small, the attention and finish we provided was second to none. The clients were very clear about what they wanted and we worked closely with them to achieve it so that they were delighted with the finished results.

Mill House, Buxted.
  • Period property
  • Bespoke joinery
  • Kitchen design and fitting