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St. John’s Villas

Client: Lucy

Brief: Side Return Extension in Holloway, North London, creating a larger kitchen and diner space

Timescale: 12 weeks

Lucy came to us with a strong vision of what she wanted to achieve through working with Simply and our design team. By listening to Lucy’s requirements and offering our expertise and guidance we were able to give Lucy the kitchen/diner of her dreams.

In the past homes were divided into lots of separate rooms, often resulting in cramped spaces with minimal natural light and flow. Nowadays, the lifestyle of the modern homeowner has changed, and people are seeking open plan spaces that provide a ‘hub’ where cooking and eating is an activity rather than a chore. Enter the kitchen diner — the perfect solution that offers an open plan kitchen and dining (and often living) area where homeowners can cook, eat and entertain with ease, in a large, light-filled space that most often will open out to a garden or terrace for indoor/outdoor living. Here, at St Johns Villas we did just that.



By adding a side return extension to the property we have extensively added space and value. Our team understood that gaining as much light as possible into the space was so important to Lucy, that not only did we place multiple skylights throughout the length of the room, but also installed stunning high quality aluminium bi-folding doors.

Our skilled team here at Simply not only carried out a full-bespoke kitchen refit, but also incorporated under floor heating which was then beautifully tilled throughout.


There are many striking features added into the project here at St John Villas. We love the kitchen island with incorporated wine cooler and stunning glass pendant lights. The real wow factor here has to be the stunning unconventional splash back that I’m sure is a talking point for any guest visiting Lucy in her new kitchen/diner.

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