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This modern house was built in the 1990s. The owners converted the garage into a kids’ chill-out zone and extended above it to create an extra bedroom.
To cope with their growing family, the owners knocked out a utility room to create more space in their kitchen. The Shaker-style units were made by a carpenter to their design. The slate floor tiles and open shelving add to the country feel.
A butler's sink, enamel caddies and a red ticking blind create a country feel in the kitchen. An Islington bus sign provides an urban touch. The owners love New England style, so they opted for tongue-and-groove panelling around the wooden worktop.
Tongue-and-groove panelling on the side of the bath ensures that even the bathroom gets the New England treatment.