West Bank Kitchen

CREATING A MODERN FAMILY ROOM

Creating an ultra contemporary family kitchen for this spacious Victorian home in Skipton was a bold project that involved the whole property. An existing kitchen that was badly planned in a small extension had reached the end of its life. The space – occupied by units, fireplace and chimney breast – was too small to create the kitchen the client wanted.

We helped the client design a new layout in a major construction project that required propping up a large portion of the house whilst steel beams were installed to allow for the removal of several walls, chimney breast and old extension – including the chimney stack to roof level.

With an extension built using recycled stone from the chimney stack, the result was a generous sized room with new bi-fold doors that provide lots of natural light and direct access to the garden – perfect for installing a modern handleless kitchen that’s functional and beautiful and just right for a busy family.

Project Challenge: Significant structural changes that required the propping of the bathroom, bedroom, staircase, attic room and roof to install steel beams and limited access to the work area in a busy residential street.

Professional Partners: SK Sutcliffe – Architect, JD Consulting – structural engineer.