kitchen extensions kent

Home might be where the heart is, but the heart of the home is unquestionably the kitchen. Creating a space that embraces this, one that perfectly combines cooking, eating and living can enhance your home and improve your quality of life.

Kitchen renovation through building a kitchen extension is the perfect way to do just that! From kitchen design, through the build and onto completion, by extending you can create a new kitchen that serves your needs and vision completely.

A kitchen extension can drastically increase the amount of space you have in your kitchen, space which can be used for family living or more kitchen space. Additionally, according to Which? Magazine, renovating or extending your kitchen can add up to 6% value to your property.

Types of Kitchen Extensions:

The type of kitchen extension available to you depends entirely on factors such as the type of house you live in, how much space you have around your house and your budget. There are two main types of kitchen extensions; a rear kitchen extension or a side return extension. The more common extension is a rear kitchen extension due to the fact that the rear of a property is the most common area of excess space.


Rear Kitchen Extensions

The most common form of a kitchen extension is a rear kitchen extension. A rear kitchen extension can provide valuable additional space in your kitchen to eat, cook and socialise. Getting a rear kitchen extension means making use of space at the very back of your house. This can only work of course if this is where your kitchen is located. A rear kitchen extension can provide a lot of new living space which can be used however you like. It is the perfect solution for any kitchen space but also works perfectly with open plan kitchens as well.



Side Return Kitchen Extensions

A side return kitchen extension is a lot less common because it relies on having dead space along the side of the house. This kind of extension is a great option if you live in a semi-detached or detached house. Getting a side return kitchen extension involves opening up corridors, space under the stairs or space outside the house and converting them into more useful kitchen space. There are numerous possibilities when designing a kitchen extension of what can be incorporated into the design to make it unique. You could incorporate bespoke storage space or even add in a new much needed downstairs W/C. When designing a side return kitchen it is also important to think about how you can maximise light that reaches your new extension, this obstacle is sometimes tackled with skylights. Side return kitchens work amazingly at turning dead space into useful living space.


If you are looking to add an extension to your kitchen, be sure to get in contact with us! We would love to help you bring your dream kitchen to life and be able to support you throughout every step of the process.

More Resources:
Planning Permission
Whether you’re doubling the size of your house or creating something as small as a porch, all building work in your home requires planning permission. Fortunately, for those opting for a modest construction, that permission might already pre-exist through Permitted Development.

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Finding a Builder
Extensions aren’t cheap, the entire process can last for several months and the final product really matters. So it’s vital that you choose the right builders.

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Kitchen Extensions PDF
It covers information on the design process, planning permission, choosing a builder, project management and building regulations.

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