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A single storey side extension in Islington

A single storey side extension in Islington

A compact side extension transforms this stylish London home

By squaring away the ground floor of this property with a single storey side extension, we were able to open up the home and create a stunning bathroom!


Front wall alteration

First rear over ground floor

First floor rear over ground floor

Ground side infill

Ground floor side infill


Ground floor internal alteration



Planning authority

Islington Council

Year of completion



£200,000 - £200,000

Project details

With gardens at a premium in the capital, these homeowners wanted to extend their home without sacrificing that precious green space. This is what makes side extensions so appealing. By using up dead space to the side of the property, we were able to not enlarge the ground floor - we gave it a full interior redesign.

Single storey side extension

With a long, unloved alleyway extending from the bedroom and down the back of the kitchen, it was clear where an extension was required. By squaring off the property, this opened up two renovation opportunities. Not only could we use the new space to create an open plan kitchen, diner and living room, it also gave us space for a new storage solution and rear garden entrance. Located in the basement of the building, this new layout needed glazing - and lots of it. This is why our designs included large skylights over the kitchen and an impressive set of bi-fold doors.

Open plan living

One of the benefits of open plan design is that it maximises space, eliminating the waste traditionally caused by hallways. And thanks to this extra space, we were able to provide both formal and informal dining areas, including a breakfast bar in the kitchen island. This kitchen island also helps break up the space, dividing it from the rest of the floorplan. Both the dining room and living room sit opposite the large bi-fold doors, ensuring that when it comes to relaxing, there is a calming view to enjoy.

Beautiful bathroom

We all need a little pamper time, so why not do it in style? These homeowners were keen to get the bathroom of their dreams with this project, so we carved out a generous amount of space to the front of the house, where a large main bathroom could be situated. Key features include a standing bathtub, his and her sinks, plus a spacious wet room. We also included stylish storage to hide away the boiler, while the homeowners completed the look with some very on trend tiles.

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Meet Amar, the Lead Designer

We really wanted to squeeze as much possible space out of this project, so as a designer I really got to flex my creative muscles. One of my favourite details might not be very glamorous, but my team managed to tuck a small utility room off the kitchen. This removes a lot of bulky appliances from view - vital in an open plan space!

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