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In cities such as London where living space is restricted many people are choosing to remodel their houses to create additional space as well as (hopefully!) adding value to their homes. A popular means for doing this is through house extensions, whether a garage, loft extension or most frequent of all, a single storey rear or side home extension within which to install a stylish new kitchen.
Here are a few examples of single storey house extensions for kitchens, recently completed by LWK Kitchens:
House extensions make space for kitchen entertaining
This purpose-built space created the perfect spot for a stylish new kitchen. The owner sought a design that would look less like a kitchen but instead an exciting space, ideal for parties and entertaining! The black tall units beautifully compliment the exposed brickwork and add character to the room, whilst the green matt glass kitchen island introduces a balanced serenity.
Kitchen extensions allow skylights for a bright and airy space
As well as an abundance of space the open arrangement of this rear home extension ensures it benefits from lots of natural lighting. Sky lights were also added to the design of the kitchen extension to ensure maximum light would reach the kitchen. The result is a bright and welcoming kitchen setting, perfect for a family home.
Kitchen design features can solve home extension challenges
Within this design the pillar represents the point at which the original building finished. Following the house extension it was required to remain in place for structural purposes, or else could have been removed but at significant cost. Instead the pillar was worked into the design, with a notch engineered within the corner of the kitchen island worktop to accommodate and blend the pillar to make it less obtrusive.
Home extensions create space for incorporating a kitchen island
White high gloss kitchens are great for reflecting light and emphasising a feeling of space within a room. Kitchen islands also work brilliantly within house extensions as there is generally enough space to comfortably accommodate them as well as provide a seating and/or dining area.
House extensions allow fresh and modern updates for your kitchen space
This Edwardian home extension featured within the London Evening Standard’s Homes and Property section exploring the kitchen renovation works as part of a full and extensive house remodel. The previous kitchen was dated and narrow but effectively replaced with a home extension to include kitchen/dining area and stacked glass doors that open to allow direct access from kitchen to garden.
Build rather than Buy!
So if you are outgrowing your home and/or want more space but cannot sell up (or don’t want to) then house extensions are definitely worth considering and make the perfect site for any new kitchen. The options for this are definitely worth exploring but please be advised that some developments require planning permission so it is essential to contact your local council well in advance of undertaking any works.
Here’s some further posts you might find helpful:
- 20 Useful Questions for Builders when planning your kitchen works
- Wow factor kitchens: How to achieve a wow factor kitchen for less
- What do kitchen designers mean by ‘clean lines,’ and what are the benefits of this?
- How does light affect kitchen colour schemes?
- How much space is needed for a kitchen island?