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Chobham Bungalow Transformation

Seamless Garden Integration

This remarkable bungalow transformation project in Chobham, Surrey, showcases our expertise in re-imagining and re-vitalising existing properties. Our clients approached us with the challenge of transforming their once-dark and outdated bungalow into a vibrant, spacious home that seamlessly integrates with its garden setting.

Project Overview

The scope of this transformation was comprehensive, addressing both interior and exterior aspects:

  • Complete internal reconfiguration to optimise space and light

  • Sensitive extension to create an open-plan living, kitchen, and dining area

  • Installation of large glazed openings to connect indoor and outdoor spaces

  • Addition of a master bedroom suite with a luxurious en-suite bathroom

  • Comprehensive update of all electrical and plumbing systems

  • External renovation including new roofing

  • Landscaping to create a cohesive indoor-outdoor living experience

Design Approach

Our design strategy centred on maximising natural light and creating a fluid connection between the interior and the garden. We removed internal walls to open up the living spaces and installed expansive sliding glass doors that lead directly to the newly landscaped garden. The kitchen was redesigned as the heart of the home, featuring a large island and high-end appliances that cater to modern living needs.

Innovative Features

We incorporated several innovative elements to enhance the property:

  • Vaulted ceilings to increase the sense of space and light

  • Bespoke joinery for storage solutions that maximise space efficiency

  • Underfloor heating for improved comfort and energy efficiency

  • Smart home technology for lighting, heating, and security systems

Challenges and Solutions

A key challenge was transforming the dark, cramped interior into a bright, spacious living area while working within the constraints of the existing structure. Our team's creative design solutions and meticulous planning ensured we could achieve the clients' vision without compromising the building's integrity or exceeding budget constraints.

Services Provided

For this Chobham bungalow transformation, we offered a full range of architectural services:

  • Initial concept design and feasibility study

  • Detailed architectural drawings and 3D visualisations

  • Planning application and negotiations with local authorities

  • Building regulations compliance

  • Tender documentation and contractor selection

  • Project management and on-site supervision

  • Interior design and material selection consultation


The result is a stunning metamorphosis that has not only increased the usable living space but has also dramatically improved the quality of life for our clients. The once-dark bungalow is now a light-filled, modern home that embraces its garden setting. This Chobham bungalow transformation exemplifies our ability to breathe new life into existing properties, creating homes that are perfectly attuned to contemporary living while respecting their surroundings.

James Williamson Architects is dedicated to transforming homes with innovative designs that enhance both functionality and aesthetics. Contact us to discuss how we can help modernise your property.

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