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New extension layout advice please

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Whatsthisabout Sat 11-Nov-17 12:19:54

We are having an extension built which will give us a big room at the back of our house. As shown in my lovely drawing. We have a separate lounge so would ideally like this to be a kitchen diner family room. But would quite like to be able to have a door between the kitchen and sitting bit. And I wonder whether it would be possible to have a utility room. And I would prefer the living bit at the end where it goes into the garden.

What would you do with this space? My ideas are very boring!

Angryosaurus Sat 11-Nov-17 13:32:52

Is this a mid terrace so no windows on either side? If you want a door between your kitchen and sitting room, and aren't worried about it overlooking the garden, I would move it to the front room, which is essentially a corridor with the front entrance. You should easily be able to fit some sort of small table or breakfast bar seating in here. You'd then have a large living space at the back. You could add a small utility behind the loo/stairs if you wanted.

Whatsthisabout Sat 11-Nov-17 14:41:34

Thanks Angry for the suggestion. The front bit is terraced but there is a window on the left hand side in the back.

namechangedtoday15 Sat 11-Nov-17 16:01:27

You mean put a wall in the back part of the house to separate kitchen with diner/ living part?

Whatsthisabout Sat 11-Nov-17 21:45:31

I was thinking about a pocket door but ordering if that’s a silly idea

PETRONELLAS Sat 11-Nov-17 21:50:45

Lovely space. I’d go for a utility room top right and no wall in the new bit. I have seen a wall with a large non glazed window in it so you can still hear/see what’s going on but kitchen mess is less visible. I’d plan your kitchen first and go from there. Will you want an island/peninsula etc. A wall means light will be limited at the loo end I think?

another20 Sun 12-Nov-17 12:20:50

In the new extension bit behind the loo is going to be the darkest - so suggest putting in biggest roof light that you can. I would put a big utility room first - the bigger the better - as this means it is easy to keep rest of open plan tidy and streamlined.

If you wanted to section off a TV/Snug/Playroom you could do this next and incorporate the side window and/or roof-light. If you have a side return you could make that window a door so kids can traipse their garden toys in and out through that door.

Then the back is kitchen looking out onto garden and dining?

another20 Sun 12-Nov-17 12:22:33

Main aim is to have as much glass extending right across the back as possible and as many overhead roof lights as possible.

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