Planning a kitchen extension in 2020? Advice you can’t miss!

There are many ways to make a small kitchen work, but building an extension to create a larger kitchen, can create much needed space and add value to your home.

The advantages include more options for your cooking and storage space but an extension can also create areas for dining, entertaining and relaxing. We often see extensions with bi-fold doors opening into the garden or patio area. This brings in much more light and the ‘outside in’ to create the feeling of space and a relaxation.

Our advice is to plan carefully, and to consider exactly what you want to use the space for. It’s easy to get carried away with simply wanting more space, but it has to work for you. We can advise at this stage and design your kitchen.

Removing partition walls

There are lots of options to create more living and cooking space in your home. The easiest solution is to change the existing floorplan. We install many kitchens where home owners have knocked down the partition wall between the kitchen and dining room. Practically, you will need to engage the services of a structural engineer to ensure walls aren’t load bearing. If they are your builder can install an RSJ to support where the wall has been removed. It’s an additional expense but still a very cost effective way of making the space work better for you.

Extending

Adding an extension, and building out, provides the freedom to expand and create the space you need. It’s a more expensive option but will add value to your property if it’s done right. Often extensions will feature Velux roof windows and B-Fold doors to create stunning open spaces. You will need to seek advice from an architect who will create technical drawing and advise on planning permission, building control and structural engineering for example.

An investment

Extending your kitchen can be a major investment so take your time and plan it carefully. What space do you need and what does it need to do? What will you need in a few years time, and will it cope with what you’re demanding of it? Can you do everything you need from homework with the kids to holding a dinner party?

We can help you to plan your space. Call into your nearest showroom and we can offer free advice to make sure your project looks and functions exactly as you want it to. We have showrooms in Newcastle (0191 414 4464), Gateshead (0191 487 4874), Hexham (01434 671196) and Whitley Bay (0191 251 5757).

Our Hexham Kitchen Showroom is now open!

Our Hexham Showroom is on Priestpopple Road opposite the County Hotel. We have a wide range of kitchens and bedrooms on display and you can browse our extensive range of worktops, doors, appliance and cabinet finishes to find your perfect interior design. Our friendly kitchen and bedroom designers will help you create your interior using state of the art 3D visualisation software and over 25 years of design experience. Pop down to see us in Hexham.

Where will kitchen design take us in 2020?

 

Our showrooms are full of innovative kitchen design. From the Gola Aluminium Handleless System to the Franke Omni Tap and the Bora Cooktop Extractor, there are plenty of state-of-the-art kitchens to choose from. Styles are wide ranging incorporating different materials, colours and textures. Whether you’re in a modern urban apartment or a period townhouse 2019 has offered something for everyone.

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Transform your space and your home

Beautiful and functional interior design can transform your space and your home. Our latest kitchen design and installation (in progress) demonstrates this perfectly. The kitchen cabinetry is constructed using the Aluminium Gola Handleless Rail System using Porter Gloss White & Coco Bolo Accent doors. The worktops are Corian Dune Prima and include seamless joints and coved up-stands for a slick, high quality finish. The Franke Omni Tap delivers cold and 100°C boiling filtered water. This kitchen was designed by Glenn who is our lead designer at our Newcastle Showroom. The installation is being carried out by Steve who has been with us for over 20 years. Call into our Newcastle showroom to discuss your kitchen or bedroom with Glenn – Unit 3, Dutton Court, Chainbridge Road, Blaydon, Tyne & Wear NE21 5ST. We’re open Monday to Saturday 10am – 4pm.

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Complete the look with great kitchen lighting

Lighting can make all the difference to your kitchen. It can help to illuminate dark spots, create light to work in for cooking areas, or a soft cosy glow for everyday use. When thinking about lighting consider how reflective your services are and how much natural light your room gets. High gloss units, glass splashbacks and stainless steel appliances can all help to illuminate a room.

How to arrange your kitchen!

Think Zones! The easiest way to organise and arrange your kitchen is to define zones – according to our kitchen designers! Here’s what a typical kitchen might look like… Read more