House Plan: Accessible Renovation and Extension

Articles by Build It magazine
by Build It
12th February 2020

This ex-authority end of terrace property was constructed in the 1960s. It had a conventional layout featuring a separate living room and kitchen on the ground floor, plus three bedrooms and a bathroom upstairs, topped off with a large attic.

Ground floor plan for accessible renovation


In order to cater for their son’s accessibility needs, the couple completely re-jigged the floorplan, putting together plans for a new rear extension and a loft conversion.

The old living room was transformed into a sociable space, large enough to easily accommodate their son’s hospital-style bed, wheelchair and other equipment, as well as a sofa. Accessed directly from this is a large wet room that makes life much easier for everybody in the family.

Ground floor plan for a home renovation

The architect also designed a custom-built storage unit that stretches the length of one wall in son’s room, with space for a wall-mounted television visible from the bed and the sofa.

Loft conversion floor plan

Where the original utility room and lift used to be positioned, there is now a cosy snug with comfortable sofas, plus another television for when anyone wants a bit of time to themselves.


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