Kitchens come in all shapes and sizes, but sometimes your needs change over time and you must start thinking about whether your kitchen is meeting your requirements. Dealing with a small kitchen can be difficult, especially if you’re low on storage and counter space. Your kitchen is the heart of your home and is a room you spend a lot of your time in, so creating a functional, yet comfortable room is essential. If you’re looking to upgrade and improve, London kitchen extensions can help you do just that – bring your dream kitchen to life! Here are the top 3 kitchen extensions that could help you improve your home.
- Orangery Kitchen Extensions
An orangery extension can be a great addition to your kitchen – they can allow natural light to stream through the room, creating a light and airy feel, illuminating your space. They are a good alternative to a conservatory as they have better heat control and insulation, so you won’t find yourself getting too hot in the summer or cold in the winter. If you’re looking for something that can add more space to your existing kitchen, an orangery extension can allow for a relaxed, dining area for lazy weekend breakfasts basking in the warm sunlight or can be used as a way of adding more cabinet or worktop space.
Alternatively, you could use your orangery extension for an extra hobby space or office, or even as a relaxing living space to lounge with a coffee or snack. You can improve your quality of life by extending into an orangery by creating a calm, open space for the whole family to enjoy.
- Rear Kitchen Extensions
Extending the kitchen to the rear is a good idea if you have extra space at the back of the house that you can utilise. If you’re not keen on the idea of protruding too much into your valuable back garden space, you can opt for a narrow rear extension. Choosing a narrower alternative allows you to add space for necessary storage and upgrades to be made in the kitchen, but also means that you get to keep your lovely garden area! A narrow space doesn’t mean less storage, in fact, you can get integrated cupboards and cabinets to store goods and utensils out of sight, not to mention the added worktop space for chopping and preparing.
If you’re choosing a rear kitchen extension, it is best to add a skylight or a sloped ceiling to eliminate any dull or dark corners. As you’re extending to the back of the house, rear extensions allow you to add folding doors so that you can enter your garden directly from the kitchen and have these open in the summer to allow for a vibrant, airy feel.
- Side Return Kitchen
A side return extension is a way of extending your kitchen if you have a terraced or semi-detached house. It works by filling a passage alongside your property and often has a sloped roof, great for letting in natural light. Extending sideways can help to open a particularly small kitchen – you can utilise your new kitchen by choosing storage that fits into the space perfectly. If your extension has sloped ceilings, you can look at bespoke furniture or cabinets that will work best for the layout of your new room, so that you can make the most of it.
As side return kitchens can be used to make a narrow kitchen slightly larger in width, adding stunning skylights and windows where you can also help when it comes to creating the illusion of a larger space in your kitchen. The angled roof of the extension is a great addition, as the light will stream through and fill your kitchen with natural light and warmth. You can create a real bright and modern space with a side return extension.