Sorry gang, for the delay in writing this final instalment of our side return extension building project. A little thing called Isabelle rather scuppered my writing schedule and all of a sudden 4 months have gone by.
However, I am thrilled to now share with you our newly transformed home. Doing a side return extension on a Victorian terraced house brings with it all manner of challenges and potential complications, however everyone we worked with ensured that obstacles were overcome, challenges were relished and complications were always ironed out. And we are over the moon.
The whole project took around 4 months from start to finish and we were back living in our home in the nick of time, before *someone* decided to make an appearance three weeks early… (We’d moved out for the duration of the big building work. Because dust. Because pregnant. Because my mum and her partner are total legends and let us stay with them).
We are absolutely thrilled with the results and could not be happier. Everything came together exactly as we had dreamed, and when it didn’t, it’s because it’s even better than we had imagined.
Architects – Forgeworks
Builder & Contractor – Optimal Build
White wall units – IKEA (with the push mechanism – no handles required)
Ply joinery – our contractor
Smoked Oak worktop – Steven Andrews Bespoke
Oven – Miele
Hob – Bosch
Fridge – Fisher & Paykel
Butler sink – Shaws of Darwen
Extractor fan – Westin
Tap – Franke
Walls & floor
Floor tiles – Domus
Wall paint – Dulux Trade Supermatt White
Concrete – poured and polished by our contractor
Lamp above the hob – Notre Dame Pendant Lamp by Laura Straßer at SCP
Lamp by window seat – Artemide Tolomeo Mega Parete Wall Lamp (we found ours at Paper Rooms)
RIVA Speaker [gifted]
Previous posts about my side return extension
Thank you to Miele, Fisher & Paykel, Charnwood & Domus, who provided product or discount.