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After photos

Dalhousie Project

Client Brief

To create a kitchen diner at garden level


Significant notes from initial meeting

The garden was accessed by way of a door in the utility and down 14 steps. The clients had a young family and so this wasn't ideal.

An unsympathetic dormer had been added to the utility some years before and I was hoping to improve it's appearance as well. The dining room was being used as a store.

The existing kitchen was on the entrance level therefore building regulations would require a kitchen to remain on this level.


The hall was extended into the old dining room and a utility added to double up as a secondary kitchen. Rather than letting the old kitchen become an inner room we kept the roof level below the window sill so that it could be used as an occasional guest bedroom. An new  Juliette balcony in the old doorway to the outshot now looks down to the new kitchen.

The old dormer was reduced in height and the window sill lowered to the kitchen level. Zinc cladding was used throughout and stone from the down takings formed the new walls.