Shaw Street, Asheboro

Side extension, Seperate living unit
175m2 / 1883f2
North Carolina, United States

Our clients was preparing to welcome an elderly member of the family to live in their home and they asked BetterSpace to add a new living area. They needed to add a bedroom, bathroom, and walk-in closet on the same level as their main floor, as well as expand their kitchen and create an outdoor eating area inside a screen porch. 

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As well as validating some of the existing design ideas, BetterSpace was asked to explore options to utilize the space better.
We presented a few design options, and after some discussion, the client settled on adding an outdoor space in the middle to partition off the new space from the kitchen, creating a covered outdoor dining area. The addition was pulled back another five feet to ensure a cohesive roofline. The HVAC layout was adjusted to ensure efficient design and a surveyor was brought in to determine setbacks for zoning.
The client decided to make one minor change to the design, removing the exit from the new bedroom to the outside porch and replacing it with a large picture window. With the changes, the project was approved, and construction began. The client was thrilled with the finished result, which included a new bedroom, bathroom, and walk-in closet, an expanded kitchen, and a beautiful outdoor space to entertain guests.


The client’s storage needs were also considered, and extra storage spaces were added throughout the design.

We also designed a new roof extension, 2.5 meters higher than the existing ridge line, with a separate supplier removing the existing roof and installing a new one.
The roof has three dormer windows of the same style as the sash windows. The renovation project took into account the client’s future needs, with the family planning to stay in the house for the next 5+ years, including the growing up of their children.
The project's most important drivers were cohesion and proportion, with the family desiring a renovation that would look like it belonged to the original house.

Hurworth Road, Darlington

Wrap around, double extension
Open Plan, Play area, Outside hosting space, 
Home office, Increase storage space,
Increase natural light
255m2 / 2744f2
London, United Kingdom

Having recently secured this dated victorian 3-storey terrace property in north london, our client was keen to make full use of the sizeable plot. 


With ambitious goals, we were given a free hand to use the plot to its’ potential and create a dream home for the client and his family. After locking down the size and location of the double back and wrap around extension, we created a separate home office unit at the back of the garden.

By using large windows and a skylights, we’ve made sure that there was ample natural light. Converting the attic and basement into a living spaces, we’ve made full use of every square meter. We also removed the wall separating the front two rooms on the ground floor and created a light and airy open-plan space that also encourages more interaction. Purpose built storage space was spread generously around the house as well as some personal touches chosen by the client such as a Turkish hammam style bath and a sociable cooking style kitchen area which allows for socialising the food being prepared.

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