Kitchen Alterations and Proposed Garden Room in Whickham

Kitchen Alterations and Proposed Garden Room in Whickham

Project overall programme approx. 7 months. March 2021 – Sept 2021


The Project


As families grow and develop, the spatial needs within our homes also change. 

In this project, the client was looking to create a bright and airy communal area that extended the space and maximised the full potential of the property.

To do this, William Kish Architects came up with the concept of extending the ground floor living space into the garden area with a single storey extension. Within this, we’d knock out the external walls of the existing building to form a larger open plan kitchen and dining area, with the rest of the extension used as a sitting and relaxing space.

In addition to this, a new fitted kitchen and utility would be installed, partially using an area of the garage.


The Results 


William Kish Architects’ service included the full design up to Planning and Building Regulation Consents with periodic site visits to monitor progress as requested from the client. 

Considered choices were made when designing the extension to the property. A flat roof design made from a single ply membrane was chosen in favour of a pitched roof, as this would have meant modifying existing windows, and in addition to this we introduced a glazed lantern window within the flat roof to provide high levels of natural daylight to the space.

As building work began shortly after lockdown eased, the extension was masonry constructed due to the constraints of materials within the industry. 

With a new fitted kitchen and LED feature lighting installed, alongside the family’s own personal design touches, this really is a space to be enjoyed for the full household.

Phase Two of the development will involve a full garden redesign with new terracing and a gazebo structure constructed.




‘The new extension has provided a fabulous family space and a fantastic new kitchen/diner,

we cannot wait to get the garden refurbished to maximise the potential of both’

Private Client



28th March 2022


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