Need a new Kitchen for your house extension or home?
Many of our clients need changes to the layout of their homes to accommodate new kitchens for growing families or to update their property! Kitchens are used as the heart of the home and understanding the importance of a well designed kitchen is vital for any house extension or home alteration.
Some useful tips if you are thinking of changing your kitchen are:
Open plan kitchens are great for families and entertaining. They can be used as the hub of the home connecting living spaces used most frequently.
Made to measure kitchens can be designed to suit any space that best works for you, your home and your budget. It’s a great option for period homes and awkward areas as you can build the furniture around any quirky features to accommodate wonky walls, low ceilings and unusual angles.
For a low-ceiling kitchen choose varying sizes of cabinets and keep some wall space clear to prevent the kitchen looking cramped. Too many wall cabinets can make the room feel smaller, as an alternative option, choose plate racks and open shelving.
For smaller spaces you will need clever storage that will maximise every inch of the space while appearing streamlined and clutter-free. It is crucial to consider how you plan to use the room and look at planning solutions that will be in tune with your lifestyle.
Small spaces are ideal for incorporating space-saving storage solutions such as pull-out larders, tandem units, magic corners, carousels, pocket doors, wall-mounted spice or bottle racks and deep pan drawers.
Again, for the smaller kitchen, stick to essentials and choose only the appliances and gadgets you really need!
For the larger kitchen definition of zones are important. Use a breakfast bar or island to separate cooking and dining areas in an open-plan space.
Kitchen extensions can create room for a separate dining table and living space. It is important to connect spaces. If your kitchen links with a living space, consider using the same cabinetry and furniture in both zones to connect the two areas.
Large walls of glazing look great and add light but will prevent the use of wall cabinets!
Decoration: Consistency in flooring materials, colour schemes and lighting designs can help to extend the room and open out the space. Play with space and choose wall-hung furniture to emphasise a large area.
Detailed Planning take onboard all of the above considerations and your needs when designing your home alterations or house extension.
Whatever kitchen you have or choose – Enjoy!