Loughton, Essex, IG10

Type of Conversion:

Ground Floor, Side and Rear Kitchen Extension

Duration of Build:

10 weeks


With two rapidly growing children, our client’s modern end of terrace home was starting to feel cramped. The original ground floor kitchen needed modernising and was too small for their needs, especially at mealtimes when sitting around a table was becoming a real squeeze.

Our clients were keen to create a relaxed, modern kitchen with enough space for the family to cook, eat and spend quality time together.

modern looking ground floor extension with lounge area loughton essex

"We’re absolutely thrilled with our new kitchen-lounge-diner, it’s totally exceeded our expectations. The team worked so hard to make our dream kitchen a reality. We can’t recommend Absolute Lofts highly enough."

James and Sarah Homeowner

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The new kitchen extension increased the original footprint by several square feet, creating ample room for a beautiful open-plan kitchen, dining area and lounge.Impressive full width bi-fold doors and large Velux skylights bathe the space in natural light, making it feel even bigger.The original cramped kitchen was replaced with a sleek, modern wood kitchen and island with plenty of seating.

As our client was keen to make a multi-functional ‘hub of the home’ kitchen where the whole family could congregate, a lounge area was added too.The ideal kitchen chill-out zone, it has luxurious features such as a super-size TV with surround sound and comfy sofas, making it the perfect spot to relax and catch up.

Bi-fold doors add a striking focal point and are an excellent way to connect the inside with outside, and the ones we installed were no exception. Opened, they extend the full length of the new extension, providing amazing views of the garden and making outdoor dining a treat.

Many of our customers say that they struggle with finding blinds to fit bi-folding doors and where to put them when the door is open. As such we often recommend and install innovative bi-folding door systems with integrated blinds.

The blinds are contained within the glass panels and are adjusted manually, making it super easy to control the amount of light and privacy. Because they are concealed, they also don’t get caught up like regular blinds or need to be secured out of the way when the door is open.

Our clients love that they can spring open their bi-folding doors anytime they want to enjoy sunny weather.

To complete the kitchen extension, we decorated the room in a natural shade and laid real wood herringbone flooring throughout. Using the same light colour flooring unifies the different zones and enhances the sense of space even further.