Extend Your Home To Create Your Dream Kitchen
Rear extensions are a great way of adding space and value to your home, while enabling you to create a kitchen that meets the needs of you and your family.
Moving home can be an expensive business, costing an average of almost £12,000. So it’s little surprise that, when they need more space, many families choose to extend their property rather than buying a new one – especially as extensions can increase a property’s value by up to 11%.
When it comes to building an extension, there are a number of options to choose from, including front, rear and side extensions, single or double storey extensions, and even conservatories. The right one for you will depend on the style and size of your home and how you intend to use the extra space. Rear extensions tend offer the most space and flexibility, and are the perfect option if you are looking to create a bigger kitchen.
Open Plan Living
For many people, the kitchen is the most important room in the house and, over the last decade or so there has been a noticeable move away from separate kitchen and dining rooms, towards more sociable, open-plan spaces. If this is something that appeals to you, a rear kitchen extension can provide you with more space to incorporate different elements – for example, a dining area, comfortable seating, and cooking zone – enabling you to create an attractive space that really is the social hub of the family home.
Enjoy The Outdoors
One of the great advantages of a rear kitchen extension is the proximity it offers to outside space. To really take advantage of this, think about installing large bi-folding or sliding patio doors that open the room up to the garden. As well as providing a pleasant view to diners, this also helps to flood the room with natural light, making it seem even more spacious. What’s more, during warmer weather, it also enables you to merge indoor and outdoor living space – perfect for those summer BBQs!
Planning Your Extension
When planning an a kitchen extension, the first thing you need to think about is how you would like to use the room – for example, are you looking for a social space, or a more formal cooking and dining area? These decisions will help you to determine the kitchen layout that works best for you. This is also the time to think about the look you want to achieve, whether that’s a sleek, modern kitchen, or something with a bit of rustic charm.
A professional kitchen designer can talk you through your ideas and help to guide you in the right direction, to ensure you get a kitchen that really works for you.
Once the extension is complete, it’s always a good idea to use a specialist kitchen fitter to install your new kitchen to be sure of a professional finish. For best results, consider using a company that offers a joint kitchen design and fit service. That way you can be sure that your ideas will be carried from the initial design stage through to completion, enabling you to create a rear kitchen extension that is a real asset to your home.