Inspiration gallery: 10 amazing kitchen extensions

Kitchen extensions are about more than only gaining space, it’s creating an ideal area for your needs. You might want a social zone for entertaining so you’re not hidden away in the kitchen while your guests are elsewhere socialising, a place that can adapt to a growing family or you might be looking to bring the outside in and incorporate your garden into your living area.

I’ve been busy trawling through many amazing kitchen extensions on the lookout for ideas to inspire my own renovation project; there were so many to choose from that I couldn’t resist putting together a look book of my favourites. Take a look…

Bring the outside in with this a wall of glass and folding doors. How many kitchen extensions have you seen that look like this? Wow. This double height build is really stunning and the multiple ovens allow you to cook a number of meals at the same time – perfect for entertaining!

Kesseler kitchen

This scheme by Kesseler features Aldbury painted timber shaker on the left, Vanquish dark grey on the island, and Aura Dark Ice textured woodgrain laminate on the right. A similar Kesseler kitchen would cost around £25,000.

I love this industrial look kitchen with handleless cabinetry and wired light fittings but it’s also family friendly in terms of practicality with lots of storage and cute blackboard cupboards on one side.

Architects at 50 Degrees North

This kitchen extension by Architects at 50 Degrees North was extended with a striking wrap-around design featuring a large expanse of glazing and a hard-to-miss supporting steel beam that has been painted red and is a key feature.

For the keen chef this kitchen island is perfect with lots of drawers for easy access to your most-used items and space for fresh potted herbs, plus seating located at a lover-level breakfast bar – a safe distance from the hob.

Siematic kitchen

Siematic’s L-shaped Urban kitchen starting from £25,000.

The stripped back brick walls and concrete flooring  help give an industrial feel. A large island in the middle of this spacious open-plan room creates a central hub leaving lots of floor area for living and dining zones too – fantastic for a large family.

The Main Company

This rustic kitchen, which was part of a barn conversion, features a reclaimed pinewood finish. Kitchens from The Main Company start from £25,000.

The change of levels in this kitchen extension help create zones allowing for intimate spaces but also an open-plan flow throughout.

Gruff architects

Architects at Gruff delivered beautifully designed zones including a kitchen and dining area, a quiet reading alcove, and a sunken lounge.

This elegant look was created using iridescent bricks and polished concrete floors paired with white walls and Italian lighting.

Inter Urban Studios

Inter Urban Studios helped the owners achieve a large new kitchen with a dining table and snug without losing out on any outdoor space by consolidating the unused side return.

Large steel-framed glazing and lightwells create a striking focal point and stunning detail as well as lots of natural light.

Martins Camisuli Architects and Designers

A rear-and-side extension for an open-plan kitchen-living-diner by Martins Camisuli Architects and Designers.

This family space uses roof lights and full-height windows to create a sense of space and light. The unusual shape of the build allows for different zones for cooking, dining and relaxing.

The Art of Building

After the first planning application was refused, The Art of Building showed the homeowner a different option – instead of one extension, they proposed a rear design as well as a side-return solution which open up plenty of space together.

The flow of this kitchen extension is really clever and helps bring the outside space in giving the illusion of a much larger floor area. The full roof of glazing above the dining area maximises the amount of daylight.

Palmer Lunn Architects

Palmer Lunn Architects extended and fully refurbished this Georgian terraced house to provide flexible and modern living.

Featured image: With its delicate dark grey tones, Caesarstone’s Symphony Grey is complemented by its lighter diagonal surface veins for textured depth. Priced from £550 per sq m.

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