Colourful exposed steels uplift this modern kitchen extension

This kitchen extension design uses exposed bright yellow steel beams to create an uplifting atmosphere.

By Hugh Metcalf | 2 July 2020

This architect’s home engages with colour and texture to create a space that’s a joy to live in.

kitchen extension with yellow structural exposed beams

Image: Will Scott Photography

There’s something effervescently uplifting about the interiors of the home extension of the founder of Woodrow Architects’ Hampton Hill Home.

The exposed structural beams, in energetic yellow, play off textures of timber, plywood and off-white internal brick to create a space that not only feels warm, but joyful too. 

external shot of kitchen extension at nighttime - grand designs

Image: Will Scott Photography 

The new extension replaced a smaller, existing single-storey extension – creating a larger footprint with an additional side return infill. The exterior has been created with a handmade red brick, using slim-lined Velfac doors and windows to create a better connection to the outside space.