Kitchen extensions: Case studies

A kitchen extension can be the perfect way to add space to your home. Here are some case studies of readers' kitchen extensions to give you ideas and inspiration for your own

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Victorian home with a light-filled extension

Interior of victorian kitchen extension

They have also opened up the back of the property with the addition of folding sliding doors to create access to the garden and a new terrace. The £50,000 project, which took 15 months to complete, has resulted in a great new light-filled space, where the couple love spending time with their two children.

Photographs Courtesy of Architect Your Home

Terraced house: Side return extension

When architect Cathie Curran (07966 343556 cc@flexihouse.com) extended her Victorian terraced house in north-west London, she turned the former kitchen into a small snug room, utility room and WC. A new side extension has created a galley-style kitchen within the side return and an informal family dining space at the back overlooking the garden.

Terrace house before extension work

The original central dining room is still a formal dining area, but the partition walls have been removed. It is now open to the new kitchen and the sitting room at the front, allowing light to fill the property from Sky-Frame roof lights above the kitchen and almost frameless sliding glass doors across the rear.

Contemporary terrace house extension

To break up the space, there‘s a sliding frosted glass door to separate the kitchen from the formal dining and living areas. The project cost £1,827 per m².

Photographs Courtesy of Lyndon Douglas and Nina Maklin

A bungalow: Extra storey extension

When Jayne Blakeman and Tim Morrison extended and redesigned their 1960s bungalow in Nottinghamshire, they created more space in the kitchen by removing and rebuilding the shallow pitched roof to add an extra storey. As the bungalow was built into a sloping site, they put their new kitchen upstairs within the roof space in order to get maximum light.

Extra storey extension in a bungalow remodel

The kitchen is linked to the sloping garden via a short raised deck which is accessed via folding sliding doors. Renovating the entire property cost £140,000.

Photographs Courtesy of Jeremy Phillips

Detached home: Open-plan extension

Tony and Katie Jobson decided to replace the traditional kitchen in their 1980s home in Hampshire with a modern-style kitchen extension inspired by Italian design. They wanted a bright and spacious open-plan kitchen, dining and living area that would be a hub for family life and entertaining.

When the new folding sliding doors are pulled back, the tiled flooring appears to link the inside living space with the outside, while a skylight draws in lots of natural light.

Open-plan extension in a detached home

Architect Apropos (0800 328 0033 Apropos-tectonic.com) says a 30m² extension like this at today’s prices would be priced at £28,000 (£933 per m²), including VAT.

Photographs Courtesy of Apropos