One of our repeat clients asked us to look at a small cottage that they had purchased outside Carlisle, with a view to modernisation and extension. The property had been left vacant for some years and was in poor condition. The accommodation was restricted and internal alterations over time had left a poorly executed loft room with a near vertical staircase access.
After extensively surveying the property we set about rationalising the space to create modern usable accommodation. We designed a rear infill extension to create a spacious open plan kitchen diner with glazed access to the garden. Upstairs we partitioned off the front bedroom to create a landing and staircase leading to the upper storey loft room, both improving access and fire safety. We incorporated dormers to the front and rear and were able to include an en-suite dressing room to finish off a sizeable master bedroom with views over the countryside. The property was beautifully finished throughout with one of the clients own bespoke kitchens installed. What was previously a small dark run-down cottage has been elevated to a spacious and light family home.