Mr and Mrs Templeton contacted Blu Room Architecture shortly after buying their new home. Their new house featured two separate rooms for their kitchen and dining room. Neither room was particularly inviting; with limited space and natural light.
The couple wanted a hub where they could cook, eat and entertain. A space the whole family could enjoy at all different times of the day.


Like many of the beautiful old semi-detached houses in Chorlton, there was an outdoor space at the side of the house that wasn’t being used. We utilised this empty space to create an extension that allowed us to combine the kitchen and dining room, turning it into one open living space.

Extending with bricks and light

Extending a room isn’t the only way to make a space bigger. Our design used natural light to create a bright and welcoming atmosphere. We used two skylights and a stylish glazed roof area, as well as bi-fold doors sprawling across the width of the house. This flooded the room with natural light and made the family garden a part of the room too. The light in the room now changes with seasons, creating a cosy and bright atmosphere from sunrise to sunset.

A special nook for our younger clients

Not forgetting the children, we also had the idea of creating a special nook just for them. The result was an inviting space that flowed beautifully. It completely changed the way the family used the ground floor of the house and finally reflected the family’s way of life.

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