DESIGN & BUILD KITCHEN EXTENSION
Here at Home Constructive, we are the UK’s leading kitchen extension specialists and have provided kitchen extensions for a number of happy customers. From large kitchen extensions to small house kitchen extensions, we love to transform houses into dream homes.
Why You Should Use Home Constructive for Your Kitchen Extension?
Many homeowners dream of a bigger kitchen and, according to Which? Magazine, a new kitchen can add up to 6% to the value of your property. So, it’s no surprise that kitchen extensions in London are popular with our customers. The extra space gained from having an extension can mean that it may be possible to have a large, light-filled kitchen diner – a space the whole family can enjoy.
The type of kitchen extension you might be able to have will depend on the type of property you own, the area you live in and your budget.
Two of the most popular types of extensions for kitchens are side return and rear kitchen extensions. These types of kitchen extensions tend to be straightforward and suit a typical UK property; for example, if you own a terraced house, it’s usually only possible to opt for a rear kitchen extension.
Our services include:
Bespoke designs and planning
Specialist modifications (skylights, bi-folding doors)
If you’ve grown out of your house but don’t want to move, an extension might be what you need to reinvigorate your property. Whether you dream of a bigger kitchen with an island or a light, open plan multi-functional living space, at Home Constructive we can help you create a home that works for you and your family. Contact us today for a free site survey.
For great kitchen extension ideas, take a look at the images below or for more inspiration go to our Projects page.
Rear Kitchen Extensions
A rear kitchen extension can offer extensive additional living space for you and your family. This rear kitchen extension in Wandsworth is a great example of what can be done in a typical London property. The owners of this house added a large kitchen diner with a ground floor toilet. This open-plan space has been zoned in a way that makes the most of the extra footprint gained. This south-west London family can cook, eat, socialise and relax in this space without feeling cramped. The high ceilings give the room an airy feel and plenty of natural light floods the room. The two skylights and the large bi-folding doors connect the inside of the house to the garden, creating a liveable space that is family-friendly.
Small Kitchen Extension Ideas
You don’t need to have a large house to have a kitchen extension, in fact, you don’t even need a whole house. You can have a kitchen extension for a ground floor flat or a small house such as a terrace or a semi-detached property. One of our best small kitchen extension projects was on a ground floor flat in Kingston-upon-Thames. By adding a small extension at the back of the property, this one-bed apartment changed into a two-bed apartment. This was managed by making the new extension into the living room and combining it with the kitchen to create a beautiful open-plan space. The room that was previously used as a living room was then changed into the second bedroom. This property was located in a conservation area, and with meticulous planning and attention to detail, we managed to create a space that is not only a joy to live in but met all the strict planning criteria too.
Side Return Kitchen Extension
A side return can be a cost-effective way to extend your kitchen. Popular with semi-detached houses or with terraces that already have an outrigger extension, a side return extension will give you more space than you think.
By using clever design tricks such as skylights and light wells, a side return kitchen extension will let in plenty of natural light creating a welcoming feel that will make your new kitchen extension the heart of the home.
Use the extra space gained by a side return extension for a dining table, seating area or for an island. At Home Constructive, we can also use innovative design tricks to include discreet bespoke built-in storage.
Kitchen Diner Extension Ideas
Give your home the wow factor with an open plan kitchen diner. The brainchild of architect Frank Lloyd Wright, a modern open plan living has become a popular choice with homeowners. Perfect for entertaining and for young families, kitchen diners can be created by adding a rear or wrap around extension to your home. These type of kitchens extensions are perfect for those that would love an island and want to include a big family dining table.
Many of our clients use their kitchen diners in a flexible manner and not just as a place for cooking and eating. If the space is available, some choose to create a relaxing seating area, while others use it as a music room and, typically, this space becomes the heart of the house, so our clients use them as offices, a place for homework or even to watch TV.
When you build a rear or wrap-around extension to create a kitchen-diner, it’s a great idea to open up this space to the garden. By incorporating bi-folding doors into your designs, you can connect your new space to the garden and create an indoor-outdoor space that all the family will love.
Wrap Around Extension
If you want to maximise the space you have available, then opt for a wrap-around extension. This type of extension combines a side-return extension with a rear extension and can be built on semidetached or detached houses. Ideal for those that want an open-plan kitchen-diner complete with an island, wrap-around extensions can transform your home dramatically by giving you a show-stopping space.
To ensure the rooms in the centre of the house still have light, we design our wrap-around extensions with skylights and lightwells at strategic points. We can also reconfigure the rooms of the existing house, so they work for how you use the house.
Another benefit of a wrap-around extension is the opportunity to connect the house to the garden. Opting for wall-to-wall windows or bi-folding doors, you can create a seamless flow with your outside space. To make the most of this, it is recommended to have a decking or patio area built where you can enjoy dining alfresco when the weather permits.
Bespoke Storage Solutions
Whatever type of extension you choose, we can create innovative, bespoke storage solutions that will not just look great but be practical too. Over the years we have crafted storage draws in steps and built cupboards into nooks and crannies. Our clients have also used their new spaces cleverly, with one client adding a large wine rack into a nook, whilst also utilizing shelving near the ceiling to show off their cactus collection.
If you want to create a welcoming space full of light that also connects to your garden, then choose to finish off your extension with a wall-to-wall bi-folding door. Striking and practical, bi-folding doors gives you the option to open up the house to the garden when the sun is shining. When the weather isn’t quite warm enough, bi-folding doors frame the garden beautifully, so you can enjoy the outside from the warmth of your home, all year round.
Opting to create an indoor-outdoor space can make the interior feel larger even if you don’t have a large garden. If you don’t already have a deck or a patio you may want to have one built, so you can enjoy your remaining garden as much as possible. So, you can use your space all year round, you can also choose to add a canopy. This will make your outside seating area useable whether it’s very hot or throwing it down with rain.
Utility Room Ideas
At Home Constructive, we have been crafting home extensions for over 10 years, and over those years, we have seen a growing trend for utility rooms. With Kitchens becoming a more public space within the house, homeowners are finding they need a space where the practical day-to-day parts of life can be carried out. Whether you want somewhere for the dogs, a boot room, a laundry room or all three, a utility room can be incorporated within a home extension if the space is available.
Kitchen Extensions Cost
The cost of a kitchen extension in London will vary depending on what you want to achieve. As a rough guide:
Side return extension cost £35K
Rear Kitchen extension cost £40K
Wrap-around extension cost £55K
Double Storey extension cost £75K
Get in Touch Today to Start Your London Home Extension
If you and your family could benefit from more high-quality living space, all you have to do is call +44 7891 981021. We would be happy to provide you with a free, no-obligation site survey and show you just how breath-taking and useful your Home Constructive home extension could be.
Need added peace of mind? All of our house extensions in London are covered by our 10-year warranty. We provide all of the relevant certification and paperwork on completion of your project.
If you are in the London area, we are ready and waiting to transform your home. Call today on +44 7891 981021 for your free, no-obligation quote for house extensions London or send us an enquiry via our Free Site Survey page.
Why Choose Home Constructive
At Home Constructive, we offer fixed fee kitchen extensions, meaning that you can keep control of the costs. We will also price match if you find a cheaper quote from a similar sized and comparable company.