We extended the short arch-headed windows down to the floor to help the space flow outdoors. The small garden is paved with sawn York stone slabs, with wide steps down to kitchen level. A gas charcoal grille is built into a slate countertop on a buff brick base which extends to frame a built-in planter.
Catherine W Hays writes:
Working with Dale and Neil was a pleasurable and fun experience which stays with us today - our friends call it our 'Cosmic Kitchen' and indeed, we are very proud. Dale and Neil made it all happen with great ease and they were so easy to get along with. It was a joy to work with a team where you know that you can trust their design judgement 100%. We really appreciated that they made themselves readily available and took our likes and dislikes seriously.
They worked to deadline, kept to the budget and were so sympathetic to the heritage of the house. I have seen Victorian houses like ours disappear under a contemporary whitewash of the past - Dale and Neil know how 'modernise', but not lose the soul of an old house which is a remarkable feat.