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Open plan kitchen dining sun room and interior alterations.
Rear extension to detached dwelling, Crosshaven, Co.Cork

A place were all the family are drawn together.

A rear extension, extensively glazed for light and solar gain, opens up the new kitchen to the dining and sitting area.

The existing kitchen/dining area running along the back of the house was dark and narrow. These south-east facing rooms did not maximize the potential of the sun and garden views. A newly fitted kitchen is opened up to the 40sqm extension. The extension accommodates a dining and sitting area. Large triple glazed panels on the rear wall flood the space with light throughout the day. A stove provides both space heating and hot water for the two radiators in the extension.

The front study room is now opened out to the new sitting area. This is now converted to a more formal dining area. A new large window gives views across to Currabinny.The L-shaped TV room to the south-west is squared off and two new long windows bring in much needed light . The remaining part of the room is made into an office, accessed from the hall.

“We had an idea what we wanted and were recommended to get Alan to draw it up for us. On his first visit he just listened to us. Now I know why. He came back with sketches that depicted exactly what we were looking for so we could see it for ourselves but, also sketches with ideas that he had which we never had thought of. Everything was so easy and enjoyable. We never felt our ideas were not listened to.”

“Great ideas and sketches enabled us to settle on a design to maximise space, light and views.”

Edward and Avril Vaughan