open plan kitchen extension with a mini sitting room

House & Kitchen extensions in Muswell Hill

When John and Sarah came to us in the spring of 2019, looking for help with their kitchen extension in Muswell Hill of their five-bedroom house into the home they always dreamt it could be, we were delighted to rise to the challenge. The budget seemed reasonable for their plans, and their plans looked achievable; however, our primary challenge on this build was the sheer expanse of steel required to support the new spacious extension to the property. Luckily, we have an exceptional team of engineers to call upon.

John and Sarah had purchased the property in Muswell Hill, knowing that much needed to be done to the décor, the style and the flow of the house. They needed more room and, most importantly, a new kitchen-dining-living space that would be grand enough to entertain in but cosy enough to be their home's central 'hub'. The whole home renovation project took six months through the spring and summer of 2019.

open plan white and blue kitchen extension leading to sitting room and dining room

The facts

Project: Muswell Hill

Value: £460,000

Project Length: 6 Months

modern kitchen with white island top, barstools and royal blue cabinets
mini sitting room kitchen extension with fireplace and modern chandelier
white hallway with wooden floor and black paned glass door

The Transformation

At Proficiency, we tailor our service to the project's individual needs and our clients' expectations. So, when John and Sarah’s project required us to strip back the entire three-storey property to brickwork and renovate from the floor up, to demolish an existing rear house extension and design and build an entirely new expansive ultra-modern one, to complete the project to a refined finish and to turn their garden into an entertaining space to die for.

white staircase with carpeted stairs and white and wooden railing
small white and grey modern bathroom with shower, toilet, sink and mirror cabinets

The Build

John and Sarah’s Muswell Hill property had already been extended upwards into the loft and outwards into the garden by other local builders in Muswell HIll, but it was decided that a clean slate approach should be taken so everything was stripped back to bare walls and re-plastered, redecorated and refurnished. New lighting, bathrooms, flooring and décor, all finished to the highest of standards. The old rear house extension was demolished and a new 4m by 10m extension built to house the kitchen and dining room, a vast open space with skylights and massive bi-fold doors to flood it with natural light and to create a flow between a new sumptuous interior and a stunning outside area with a beautifully designed built-in barbeque and entertaining area.

large white bedroom with carpeted floor, wardrobe, ensuite, radiator and large windows
white bedroom with built-in wardrobe, carpeted floors, skylight, and twin bed
bathroom with gold faucet and mirror cabinet
contemporary gold sputnik chandelier and white ceiling

The Interior Design

Every wall in the property was plastered and redecorated in chic neutral tones to allow the steel, wood, tile, glass and crystal finishes in each room to shine. New Lusso Stone bathrooms were installed, lighting from Lee Brown and hand-made stained-glass windows brought in from studios in Wales.

The focal point of the home though, and the pièce de résistance of our house refurbishment project, was the spacious kitchen diner extension. For this, a unique hand-crafted royal blue New Classic Kitchen from luxury kitchen specialists Martin Moore was selected, fashioned and installed with brass handles to match the lighting hung over the starkly contrasting white granite worktops.

mini sitting room with wooden flooring and black paned glass door
modern dining room with glass table and white chairs
white nursery room with white cot and wall decorations