Living In Mar 2018

SUPERSIZE YOUR KITCHEN

Specialising in kitchen extensions, local firm Plus Rooms knows what works and how to create that ‘wow’ factor for clients

How we did it
Director at Plus Rooms James Bernard explains: ‘On this large wraparound kitchen extension (pictured below), we extended out into the side return, utilising a dead space, and into the rear garden. The result is a multifunctional kitchen and dining space that is open and bright. ‘The extension roof is a gable design with a pitched roof in the side return. The benefit of this design is the height that is created, which makes the space feel so much bigger.
‘Another feature is the angles created by the roof structure, particularly in the side return where glass is angled to give better light reach into the original space underneath the first floor. A large
fixed glass panel was installed above the bifold doors on the exterior rear wall to create a feature and maximise light, whilst enhancing the connection with the outside. Most other roofs would typically create a lower ceiling, so in a large open space like this it is a real opportunity to be creative and add atmosphere.’

Minimising disruption
Plus Rooms’ service is designed to minimise disruption and mess. A new extension will typically be constructed and made weather-tight before breaking through into the main house. When the original kitchen is decommissioned, a temporary kitchen in another room is arranged allowing home owners to remain living in the house throughout.

The process
Once the company has discussed your requirements and assessed the feasibility of the project, a schedule and breakdown of costs are provided. Plans are drawn up by a specialist architectural designer and they will then work to refine the plans ready for council submission. During the planning phase they assist in gaining party wall agreements and any other decisions needed prior to works starting.


Project management
Once work begins, a Project Manager ensures it progresses in a timely fashion and that the quality of the build is never compromised. If you would like to supersize your kitchen or to discuss other refurbishment work, call us to arrange a free consultation: 0800 917 7127.