The Recipe For A Great Kitchen Extension
Home extensions are proving to be more and more popular. With many home owners not wanting the expensive, hassle and stress of moving home to gain some additional living space, the option to extend is a more cost effective and easier option. The most popular extension type seems to be the kitchen extension, with many people opting for a more open plan style of layout, wanting to combine the dining room, lounge and kitchen into one space.
Having a large open plan area where families can cook, eat, socialise and relax is very much sort after. This trend has also been adopted by house builders who too are now building new homes in this style. The need and desire to have a formal dining room and sitting room is now very old school and something of the past.
How to create a modern, casual, workable kitchen!
How your extension is constructed is down to your budget, planning and the space you have available. Forms an extension may be constructed include brick, orangery or conservatory. Discussing these options with a double glazing company and or architect will help you decide which option is best for you and your property.
If you are extending your kitchen to incorporate a dining area and a place to relax you need to consider the 3 main areas you are trying to obtain, the working kitchen, the eating area and sitting area.
Using an island can help with this process as it can help divide up the different areas of the open plan room. It is also serves an area for preparation, storage, dining and socialising.
It is very important that each zone has enough space for its purpose. Make sure that there is enough room to comfortable move around the room.
The internal design is a critical part of the extension and getting the layout, look and feel of the room is a key part to creating a great kitchen extension. Putting together a collection of design styles and options will help you decide on the final look.
Natural light can be achieved by using skylights, bi-folding doors and other glass openings. Orangeries and conservatories have the benefit of being mainly constructed from glass therefore allowing more natural light into the extension.
Internal lighting under units, over a kitchen island, in the cooking area, dining area are all very important and play a key part in the overall look and feel of the room.
Use a Professional
Using a professional installer will make the process easier and quicker leaving you more time to concentrate on the choosing of new accessories, furniture and fittings for your new open plan kitchen extension.