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BBC chef, writer and broadcaster, Rachel Khoo, came to Simply Extend with a clear vision; to transform her ground floor Victorian Terrace into a multi-purpose hub for both her business Khoollect and family.

As well as adding an extra 18sqm of space to the 52sqm apartment, The Little Parisian Kitchen star wanted to create an adaptable family home that also incorporated an office for her Khoollect Magazine team, a creative studio to shoot video content and a place to entertain friends and family.

As a celebrity chef, there is no more important space in the apartment than the kitchen. In adding a side return extension to Rachel’s North London property, we have extensively added space and value. In order to shoot quality video content, gaining as much light as possible into the space was highly important. So, not only did our team install multiple skylights throughout the length of the room, we also installed gorgeous, high quality aluminium bi-folding doors.

Rachel also required a multi-functional studio, which will double up as an office space for her Khoollect team to work from during the day, as well as a cosy, welcoming bedroom for her to sleep in when she is in London. Using clever design ideas and reconfiguration of the space, the space created was a perfect hybrid of comfort and style to act as both a bedroom for the Editor-in-chief, and an enjoyable working environment for the team.

Finally, though we didn’t have the biggest area to work with, we wanted to ensure that the bathroom was still a truly luxurious space. With a few design hacks and a help from some great collaborators, we were able to create the feel of a miniature spa-at-home.

This is not the first North London terrace that our team have redesigned and added a beautiful new extension to; take a look at our North London case studies 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.  

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