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A stylish loft conversion in Lambeth

A stylish loft conversion in Lambeth

Our designers have breathed new life into this Lambeth flat, thanks to a subtle dormer extension

We’ve helped revitalise and modernise this London flat by enlarging an existing side dormer and switching up the layout, which has helped these Lambeth homeowners fully maximize their space.

Loft main dormer

Loft main dormer

Custom

Loft alterations

Location

Lambeth

Planning authority

Lambeth Council

Year of completion

2021

Budget

£45,000 - £80,000

Project details

Sometimes it’s the little changes that make a big difference. This project is a great example of what a few clever alterations can do to your home, as we helped these Londoners revitalise their abode. From a subtle extension to a layout revamp, our designers have more than a few tricks up their sleeves when it comes to this project!

The brief

These homeowners wanted to bring new life to their home, starting with the kitchen. Previously, a large amount of space had been given over to the living room, while the kitchen was tucked away in the back of the house. We changed all this by moving the once tiny kitchen into one of the biggest rooms and opening a wall so a snug could be incorporated next door.

Now the flat is much more social with a dining room table taking centre stage in the kitchen, where friends can enjoy those leafy views from the balcony doors. We also included a small seating area to the side of the room, where morning coffee can be enjoyed or a friend can sit back and relax while the feast is being prepared.

Getting creative

With a side dormer already in place and with the property sitting in a conservation area, we had to keep our alterations to a modest amount. Rather than try to over-develop the extension, which would likely lead to a planning refusal, we opted for a small enlargement of the existing side dormer. This helped open up the floorplan and allowed us enough space to add a sweet little study upstairs for those 'working from home' days.

Because we wanted to preserve the exterior appearance of the building, we kept our window additions strictly to new skylights. These bring in plenty of more light into the home and keep intact the rest of the building’s Victorian charm. We also made sure the dormer extension mirrored this existing style and proportions, so a regular pedestrian wouldn’t be able to spot the modern alterations.

The little things

Alongside improving those big feature spaces, such as the kitchen and living room, we also incorporated an all-star team of additional rooms. This includes a new utility room off the main bathroom, an en-suite for the master bedroom, as well as a walk-in wardrobe too. Ultimately proving you should never underestimate the power of a good architect to maximise your home!

Tom (1) Quotation marks

Meet Tom, the Lead Designer

With planning restrictions in place for this part of Lambeth, we really had to get creative with this project. However, I had a lot of fun finding ways of adding little WOW features throughout the flat, especially when it came to designing the new kitchen diner. I’m sure any guest will be impressed when they walk in!

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