Wrap Around Extension and Internal Renovation, St Albans

This 3 bed semi underwent a full internal renovation in 2015, with the addition of double storey side and rear extensions, and a loft conversion.  The end result was a spacious 5 bedroom family home.  We're sharing for you a here a couple of before photos to see how far this home came, pretty much doubling the size of the property, plus you can see the works in progress and steels going in.  If you'd like to know more generally about the stages of the build, have a read of our blog here.

The property benefitted from a large side workshop, which we were able to join in to the house as a games rooms.  As this meant we lost access down the side of the house to the garden, we therefore laid an astro turf lawn for easy maintenance.

In addition to having 5 good size double bedrooms, of which 3 were ensuite, the home also benefitted from 2 fitted offices - ideal in this new hybrid work life we're now living with home-working as the new norm.

The large open plan lounge, kitchen, diner had bi-fold doors installed all across the back of the house, opening out on to the patio and garden beyond, allowing lots of natural light to flood in to the home.

Another key feature ReVamp always try and factor in to a build or extension project is storage, along with the optimisation of all nooks and crannies!  You can never have enough storage right?  With Mac being rather OCD he likes everything to have a home and a place, and we're not a fan of tripping over shoes and coats as we come through the front door.   This home had plenty of storage with a dedicated cloakroom and mirror panelled sliding doors fitted by Neatsmith.  Click here if you'd like a referral to Neatsmith via ReVamp's trade account.  There was also a separate utility with plenty more storage cupboards, and walk-in wardrobe/study built in to the eaves space.

Thanks to the large garden, there was also ample room to put a summer house in the garden which effectively creates an additional room as an extension to the house and ideal as a kids hang zone or for further storage.  ReVamp are now constructing our own garden rooms and summer houses, click here if you'd like to know more about the regulations on building a summer house in your garden.