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Wrap around single storey extsntion with patio and vegetable garden

Kitchen Extension and Timber Porch


 Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire

Miles Burden


Scenic views of the Wye Valley not be wasted.

Here we have a family home that had been altered many times over the years.

The owners wanted to remove the brown wood-effect uPVC windows that had been installed by the previous owner. There was also a large uPVC conservatory that dominated the front elevation of the property.

In addition to this, the kitchen space was broken into two areas, loosely connected. This wasted a large amount of space and formed a dark, small and uninspiring kitchen space. 

Bespoke painted timber porch
Original front elevation with large brown conservatory

Original Front Elevation

Revised front elevation with new timber porch and side extension

Revised Front Elevation

The clients wanted to alter the existing kitchen to allow for a better size, as well as giving a better connection with the garden and the views of the Wye valley beyond.


The structural elements were painstakingly hidden out of sight to allow for uninterrupted ceiling lines giving a wonderfully open space. The 'clean' look clearly gave a good impression as the owners of the property invited me back to undertake similar works to the opposite side of the property a few years later.

Views from the Dining area into the Wye valley

Many people are concerned with 'kerb appeal', which is certainly worth keeping in mind. If however your house has a poor relationship with your garden, it's hard to express how much this could be impacting your relationship with your home.


Increased home-working in the last decade means that many of us are spending increased time in and around our houses. Making sure that your Utility room doesn't have the best views into your garden can have a large impact if it's well thought through.  

High level and sloping ceilings with decorative light fittings and rooflights
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