Adding a Kitchen Extension

Have you decided to extend your kitchen? When we look back through the years, the kitchen was simply a place to prepare and cook food. Fast forward into today and the kitchen is a multi-functional space where the areas are accommodated for entertaining, family time and enjoying informal and formal dining. If you want to include all of these functions in your home you will need more space. Design a well-designed kitchen extension to improve the appeal of your property as well as how you live in it too.

Work out what type of kitchen extension is best for you

The first task is to work out the space and layout of the build with your architect or builder. Are you able to extend on the side of your property, or is the only option a rear extension? By opting for an extension, will it compromise your garden?

You need to really think about it when extending into your outdoor space. You want to get the most out of your extension. Look at past work from your builders or architect to give you an idea, plus they will advise you what’s best for your space. Scroll through Instagram and websites saving images of properties with kitchen extensions that appeal to you.

Do you need planning permission?

Once you have decided on what type of extension you are having for your kitchen, you will need to see if you require planning permission. A good source of information is looking on your local council’s website. Not every build require planning permission and they might be covered under what’s known as ‘permitted development rights.’

If your home is within conservation areas, national parks, and world heritage sites, it is crucial to do your homework and seek guidance from an expert and your local planning authority before any works begin. Is your site also accessible for tradesmen and deliveries? Can your current electrics, heating and plumbing cope with the new additional space, or do you need to invest in underfloor heating?

Choose the best experts

Choosing the right people is vital to completing a successful build. It can take 10-12 weeks, on average, to complete a kitchen extension, so get recommendations from trusted family and friends to carry out the work.

Choose a kitchen design company to help you find the best layout for you and your space as soon as your first set of plans are available.

Create a kitchen extension that suits your needs

How are you planning on using your space? Will you need room for a formal dining table or sofa? Our bi-folding doors opening out onto the garden on your kitchen wish list? Are you creating a utility room, or are floor-to-ceiling cabinets effective enough for bigger and bulkier appliances?

Split the zones, position the kitchen closest to the original part of the house with the dining and living areas nearer the garden to take in the views through the sliding or bi-fold doors. How will you access the garden from the kitchen? A separate entrance for muddy boots and taking out the recycling?

When it comes to designing a large room, you want to make sure that functionality is not lost. Think to yourself how you want to use the room and zone each part so that it has a clear function. Create a natural flow between the zones and make the best multi-functional space you have dreamed of.

Enjoy the process of the build of your extension, it can be a very stressful time, but with the correct planning, it will sure to be an enjoyable experience.

If you would like to know more about our bespoke kitchen designs contact us today – we look forward to hearing from you.


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