Cook, writer and broadcaster, Rachel Khoo, has chosen Simply Extend to build her extension and reconfigure her North West London flat. This is not your typical project for Simply Extend.
Rachel, who had her own BBC show The Little Paris Kitchen, plans on using her flat as the base for her personal projects and magazine, khoollect.com. Khoollect is an online lifestyle magazine and community that has travel and food at its core.
The extension will add 18sqm of space, which Rachel plans on using as an office and a studio to shoot footage and photographs for her website, blog and shows. However, this is not a commercial building, the refurbishment and renovation of the ground floor Victorian flat also aims to provide a relaxing home for her family and a place to entertain.
Rachel’s flat, which is part of a typical Victorian terrace, will be transformed from this:
Rachel’s home will be made over into a multi-functional space with a cost-effective side return extension and the chimney breasts, with the ornamental fireplaces, will also be taken out. While this may sound sacrilege to some, Rachel, a busy working mum, needs the extra space this will provide for both her family and the business. The TV cook needs her flat to have:
• Desk space for five people
• A quiet space for meetings
• A kitchen that can be used for recipe development and filming
• White studio space for photography and filming
• Function as a family home with two bedrooms and storage space for the family’s belongings
For a flat that is only 52sqm it may sound like a tall order, but the team at Simply Extend have done this before. With some clever design ideas and reconfiguration it can be possible to transform a ground floor Victorian flat with a small garden, to a modern multifunctional space that meets the needs of a modern working family and business.
Keep up with the development of Khoo’s project here.
This is not the first London flat we have redesigned and added an extension to; take a look at our case studies from across the capital for inspiration. If you are thinking about adding an extension and reconfiguring your flat or apartment then contact Simply Extend for a no obligation free site survey.