Considerations when planning a kitchen extension

Creating a home extension to increase the space and usability of the kitchen is a poplar option for many home owners and property developers. But how can you make sure you achieve the right practical and visual result? Well, here at David Haworth Design, we plan and design custom home and business extensions, including double story extensions, shop front developments and sun-rooms and orangeries. And this is our guide to everything you should know about the design considerations for effective kitchen extensions.

What are the important considerations when planning a kitchen extension?

There are a number of important considerations to bear in mind when planning to extend your kitchen space. These considerations include:

  • Deciding on the type of extension- for a kitchen, there are a number of effective extension types that you can choose from. These include orangery home extensions, standard home extensions and side return home extensions. Choosing the right type for your property is an important step to creating the right space. And remember you should consider the external design as well as how this will work internally.
  • The kitchen layout- when planning the kitchen extension you will also need to consider the kitchen layout. Whether you are extending the kitchen that already exists, or building an entirely new kitchen space, the layout will be an important practical consideration, and for your home extension, the layout can determine a number of structural and design factors. These include window and door positioning, as well as shape, electrical outlet positioning and even the style of the roof.
  • External design- whichever style of home extension you choose for the kitchen space, the external design will need to be considered. A good external design will allow your home extension to stand out as a stunning architectural feature, or blend in with the period and style of your property, depending on your preference and requirements.

For more information or advice, get in touch with the professionals today, here at David Haworth Design.