Brief The clients were a young family in need of some extra living space. The brief was to extend to the rear of the house to a maximum of 39 sq.m. thus ensuring no requirement for planning permission. Budget The budget was generous with an initial design budget of €100,000 for this project, excluding kitchen fittings and design team fees. Result The design is informed by the site and the exempted planning requirements. The result is a large open plan living arrangement that connects well with the garden through the patio. The internal layout relies upon crisp detailing to maximise space and light.