The opportunity to start another two exciting projects this week, one in East Devon and the other West Dorset, both farmhouses and both heated entirely by wood-burning stoves.
The first is an extension to a mediaeval house and the other regularisation of works to a 1738 building of two halves. The challenge is how to install a new kitchen into a 5 bedroom house which has many reception rooms but hardly any service rooms apart from 90’s extensions. The kitchen needs to be the heart of the home and it is reasonable to have direct access to the garden. There are options and constraints including the topography, orientation and views. A light, bright, top-lit kitchen can be achieved here, delivering a spacious and well-equipped layout without the circulation of the current arrangement.