Planning a new project this year? Where better to gather inspiration from than real, authentic renovations?
Here at Kitchens Bedrooms & Bathrooms we have the pleasure of touring and exploring a portfolio brimming with inspiring case studies – from grand kitchen extensions to smaller yet practical spaces.
So, if you are looking to expand your home in 2024 and gain that much-needed extra space, we want to show you just what’s possible. Scroll down to browse through five real kitchen extension ideas…
Kitchen extension ideas:
1. Kitchen-living-diner extension and full property renovation
Built in 1959, the detached three-bedroom property was already a decent size. However, the owners had big plans for it – including taking off the side and back and extending out and upwards.
Watch the video below for the complete walk-through of the couple’s home and click here to read the full story…
2. White design with steel glazing and Scandi influence
After almost a decade of living in their Victorian ground-floor flat in Bristol, owners Katharine and Adrian Jarvis needed more space to raise their family.
Removing a Scottish pine tree in the garden made room for a rectangular single-storey extension on one side of the house with enough floor area for a kitchen.
“My sister-in-law, who is an architect, drew up the plans for the extension, which was to be in a complementary style to the house and be built in the same Bath stone. Our neighbours, including the three flats above ours, were all on side. So, the planning process was straightforward,” says Katherine. To see more of this kitchen extension, click here.
When taking a look at the completed images, you can’t believe what the space looked like before the newly created kitchen-living-diner. “Initially, we had a small box kitchen. It had limited views into the garden through the 1970s steel-framed windows, plus dated units and décor, which hadn’t been changed in the last 30 years. And we had peach-coloured lino on the floor,” says owner Sayu Sinha.
Now, the new space measures 10m-wide x 7m-deep and includes a large open-plan kitchen-living-diner to the rear. Click here to discover the project’s brief, where the homeowners looked for inspiration, and their words of advice.
4. Victorian terrace with clever extensions and space-saving ideas
For this property, owners Sophie and Sarah wanted to replace the previous 1980s extension at the back of this Victorian terrace.
“We spent about three years planning the main extension project to make sure we found the right balance between cost and additional space,” explains Sophie. “We wanted to create a kitchen and dining space that felt different to the rest of the house, a room with a feeling of spaciousness for family gatherings in contrast to the cosy, smaller rooms of the original cottage.”
Click here to explore the loft conversion too.
5. Kitchen extension with a statement island and marble-effect worktops
“The aim was to create a large cooking, dining and entertaining area, opening out to the garden with an indoor-outdoor feel,” explains Nick Clisby, founder at NJC Kitchens. The final design is a welcoming space for meals with family and friends and relaxing with drinks.
Click here to find out more and get inspired.