This single-storey extension and kitchen renovation to a terraced house in Leicester features a clean, contemporary design. The client’s wish was to transform the dark and dated kitchen into a light, modern space and to turn the unused outbuildings into a beautiful new living space in an unobtrusive manner. We therefore re-used the bricks from the existing outhouse to build the extension, making this a natural continuation of the building. The high ceiling and neutral interiors create a generous feeling of space, while the large glazed doors allow natural light to flood in. When these large doors are opened, the architectural detail creates a seamless transition between indoors and outdoors.
Status: Completed 2015
The approachability of Adam, David, and their colleagues was very helpful for us. It was useful to have their take on our ideas-validating them or where they felt necessary challenging them. This was done in a constructive way.
My experience of Hickman and Smith could not have been better. The result of their effort is just terrific.
Outstanding service. Professional and innovative. Listened to our wishes. Great results. David and Adam provided a very professional service throughout our project.
They were innovative in their approach and suggested a range of design and layout options that my wife and I had not even realised would be possible.
We used Hickman & Smith for our project. They came up with a number of ideas to create the space and feel we were after. David Gladstone was unfailingly patient. Fees were fair and transparent.
No hesitation in recommending to others.
My go to architects for any project of any size.
Brilliant from day one to completion.
Hickman and Smith have creatively designed us a comfortable 3 bedroom home including very usable rooms with storage upstairs where we only expected a loft space.
The end result is a very special ‘forever’ home in a lovely rural setting.