Adding an extension to your home can be a great alternative to moving as it creates more space and increases the value of your property, all while being a more cost effective option.
Kitchen extensions are a popular addition and worth the investment if you have money to spare. Covering everything from glass box extensions to statement contemporary additions with bi-fold doors for popular indoor-outdoor living, find inspiration with our pick of stunning kitchen extensions, all under 200k.
1. A side return extension costing £108,000
Rather than a simple kitchen update, homeowner Sarah Bradley opted for a side-return extension to add space to the terraced home she shares with partner Kevin Wilson and son Alejandro. The result was a bright and spacious open plan kitchen perfect for entertaining guests.
Architect Your Home completed this extension for a total of £108,000.
2. A long awaited kitchen extension for a Victorian terrace costing £131,600
James Hewitt and Pamela Sampson spent 12 years renovating their Victorian home – carefully selecting new, vintage and reclaimed pieces for their long-awaited kitchen extension. Sourcing materials yourself is a great option if you're committed to quality, but don't want to exceed your budget.
In total, their dream extension cost £131,600.
3. A daring glazed extension for £120,000
This daringly designed glazed kitchen extension creates a feeling of sitting and eating outdoors while being protected from the elements. A great alternative to a brick extension, a glass box extension floods the space with light while making a striking design feature.
This project, including landscape gardening and the addition of a bathroom upstairs, came in at £120,000.
4. A contemporary addition to a period home for £115,300
Lucy and Mark Gregory extended their semi-detached period house to create an open-plan kitchen extension with a striking monochrome colour scheme. A beautifully crafted kitchen island creates a focal point within the space that's perfect for cooking and entertaining guests.
This striking addition cost Lucy and Mark £115,300.
5. An architectural extension for £107,000
Extending your home gives you the perfect opportunity to rethink its layout. Employing an architect and creating something visually spectacular is a brilliant way of setting your home apart from the rest, especially if many of the houses in the area have also been extended. This architecturally inspired kitchen extension has been fitted with the perfect contemporary grey kitchen.
6. Doubling the space for £114,000
In many houses, the kitchen was originally designed as a cooking space rather than a social environment for the whole family. With the changing way that we use our homes, the kitchen-diner has become much more central to life. This beautiful, contemporary kitchen has been extended and combined with other rooms to double its size, creating a social environment.
7. A £150,000 rear kitchen extension
Moving to get a bigger house isn’t always the answer. If you live in a suburb, just outside of the city that you work in, moving further away might not be that cost effective once you factor in travel costs. An extension turned out to be the perfect way for owners Ellie and Steve Hodgson to get the home that they wanted, without having to compromise on location.
8. Glass box extension for £110,000
You don’t have to add loads of space to your house to turn it into something practical that suits your lifestyle. It could be as simple as moving one or two walls and adding an expanse of glass. Doing so transformed this kitchen from something regular, into something unique — filling the room with light and adding those all-important square metres to improve the owner’s lifestyle.
9. £120,000 kitchen transformation
The side return is often an under-utilised space. What it should actually be, is an opportunity to add on to your kitchen. This extension provided the perfect opportunity to introduce roof glazing into the space without altering the existing roof and has transformed the kitchen into a bright and airy space.
10. Industrial style for £116,000
With kitchen extensions, there seems to be no such thing as too much glass. The more natural light you can get into a room without compromising energy-efficiency, the better. This glass kitchen extension lends itself perfectly to the industrial decorating trend, contrasting brilliantly with stainless steel and the respectful use of natural materials like wood and stone
11. Adding a wine cellar for £196,000
Adding a new kitchen extension is a brilliant opportunity to add a touch of luxury to your home. If you’ve got an unconverted basement below your kitchen or can afford to add one, use your renovation to integrate a wine cellar into your living space. This beautiful yet simple kitchen conceals a luxurious wine cellar right below the floorboards.
12. £140,000 open-plan kitchen
Combining full-width sliding doors and a contemporary design scheme is a brilliant way to make a kitchen extension seem huge. You can also be clever with your choice of flooring and how you lay it. If your floorboards span the length of the room, you can make the room appear much longer than it is, whilst laying the flooring across the room from wall to wall, will make it appear wider. This kitchen contrasts its contemporary white colour scheme with parquet floorboards.
13. Redesigned kitchen-diner for £160,000
If you’ve always thought about transforming your home with an open-plan design, adding a kitchen extension could be the way to reorganise your space. This open-plan kitchen diner and living space was created to make better use of the kitchen and open the back of the house up to the garden.
14. A £110,000 contemporary extension
Adding a second storey on top of a kitchen extension is a cost-effective way of increasing the size of your bedroom and bathroom space upstairs. Two-storey extensions are rarely double the price of single storey extensions, because the cost of expensive elements like the roof and foundations is spread over two floors. The owners of this home created a sleek, open-plan kitchen extension with extra rooms above.
15. A touch of New York for £116,000
If you have a passion for cooking, extending your kitchen is going to be high on your list of home improvement projects. This New York loft-style kitchen extension was designed with cooking in mind, with its relaxed, open-plan scheme, ample storage and professional-grade range cooker.