- April 25, 2015
It is true the kitchen is the heart of the home, and when you take a look at our large, bright kitchen extension projects, you can see their appeal.
Kitchen extensions are built primarily to facilitate the installation of a brand new, larger kitchen. These are most commonly side return extensions, side extensions or rear extensions. The most suitable extension for your home will very much depend on the type of property that you own. If there is a house on your road that already has a kitchen extension, then you can get a fair idea of what you are to expect, and it is quite that your plans will pass planning.
Wrap Around Kitchen Extension
A wrap-around kitchen extension is a rear extension combined with a side return extension. The wrap around extension provides maximum space and dramatically alters the ambience and shape of your house.
If you want to achieve a bright airy open plan kitchen, a dining area & a social gathering space all in one area, then a wrap-around extension is the top option for you.
This style of open plan living has migrated over from the US and is becoming ever more popular here in the UK.
We have witnessed this type of space working well for growing families.
Kitchen Rear Extension
Rear extensions extend out from the back of the property into the garden space. Full width rear extensions are typically carried out on properties where there is no side return or the property is semi / fully detached. They most commonly extend from 4 to 10 meters in length from the rear of the house for the full width of the house. These projects often significantly increase the ‘meter sq’ area of the kitchen.
A rear extension is the ideal option to go for if you spend a lot of time in the kitchen. Most often these kind of kitchens are big enough to accommodate island units. Large rear kitchen extensions are not only good for large families, but they are also perfect for those that love to entertain in outdoor space.
Typically, these kind of renovation styles are separated into three areas – the kitchen, the dining area and the seating area – so that when your entertaining, your guests can mingle & choose which part of the room they want to reside.