Creating The Perfect Kitchen Extension
A beautiful, bespoke kitchen designed to meet your needs could be the perfect addition to your home.
Many of us come to the point where our house is no longer big enough and we need a little extra space. However, buying a new home can cause a lot of disruption and is also pretty costly. Building an extension on the other hand is a great way of gaining additional space without moving house – and if you do eventually decide to sell, it will also help to increase the value of your property.
Extensions come in all shapes and sizes – front, rear and side extensions, single or double storey extensions, and even conservatories – and can be used for a number of different purposes, from an extra bedroom to a playroom for the kids. For many people, building an extension is a perfect opportunity to expand and improve their kitchen, creating a unique space for cooking, dining and entertaining.
If creating new space for a dream kitchen sounds appealing to you, here are some things to consider.
Before you start designing your kitchen, and before you even finalise plans for the extension, you need to think about the layout of your kitchen. For example, consider how you will use the space and how you will move between different areas of the room – this will help you to ascertain the likely workflow of the kitchen, enabling you to design the space accordingly.
Open plan kitchen-diners have been very much the fashion in recent years, and their popularity looks set to continue. By combining seating, cooking and dining areas in one space, your kitchen becomes the focal point of the family home. If this is something you want to incorporate into your home, bear this in mind during the initial planning stages to ensure that the size and shape of the extension fits your requirements.
Lighting is another key area to consider when building your extension. A light, airy kitchen is a lot more welcoming than a dark, cramped room, so you want to flood the room with as much natural light as possible. Think about installing glass doors or large windows that look out onto the garden or, if this isn’t possible, cleverly-placed skylights can also be surprisingly effective.
Once your extension is completed, you can get on to the fun part – the design of your dream kitchen. When it comes to kitchen design, there are so many options to choose from that it can be overwhelming. You need to decide on your worktop material, the colour and style of your cabinets, the fixtures and fitting, flooring – and that’s before you think about decorating and furnishing the room! If you need some help, housing magazines and kitchen showrooms can be a great source of inspiration, and it’s also a good idea to look at current and predicted kitchen-design trends.
However, while it’s good to take inspiration from elsewhere, it’s important that you end up with a kitchen that’s personal to you and your family. And that is where we can help. Our experienced kitchen fitters can design beautiful, bespoke kitchens that are crafted to your unique requirements, enabling you to create an impressive kitchen extension that exceeds your expectations.