26.04.2021

Over the years, more and more people opt for open-plan living areas when planning their ideal home. These areas, often referred to as ‘family homes’, create wide-open spaces for cooking, dining and hosting guests. These are perfect for both families and expecting couples, offering not only a new multi-purpose space but a chance to create a ‘forever home’ in their chosen style.

When it comes to design, there are endless possibilities beyond a kitchen diner extension. Homeowners can create a space that blends seamlessly with their garden, perfect for barbeques and summer gatherings. Alternatively, they may opt for a living room that feels warm and intimate but offers all the space a family could want. With Plus Rooms’ bespoke design and build services, you can let your imagination run wild, knowing that we can bring your vision to life.

The top kitchen family room extension ideas

Families investing in an open-plan kitchen and living area can pull inspiration from a variety of different styles. We have completed countless kitchen and family room extension projects, with a wide range of examples to help new clients choose their ideal design. 

A blend of modern and traditional

We completed a generous wraparound extension for this family in Ealing. We wanted to add many of the hallmarks of modern design, without making the final result feel too clinical. Therefore, we combined exposed brick and a modern glass pitched roof with various warmer textures. Slimline glass panels invite natural light and make the garden feel like part of the room. The owners can now move between cooking, dining and entertaining with ease.

Industrial style with a terracotta twist 

Another client in Peckham chose a unique open-plan design with contrasting textures and industrial features. Their wraparound extension incorporates exposed brick with steel beams and Crittall style doors, allowing natural light to pour over the entire space. Terracotta tile flooring offers a slightly rustic style with a touch of warmth, which only accentuates the modern finish of the frameless glass roof and black aluminium fins.

Chic and spacious with an Art Deco twist

This Thames Ditton family weren’t afraid to have a touch of dramatic flair in their flat roof extension. However, they also wanted to ensure that they had a tranquil living space with an unobscured view of the garden. We relished the opportunity to get creative with the room’s structural elements. Ultimately, we decided to use primarily neutral tones and classic parquet flooring, which contrasts beautifully with the steel French doors and dropped ceiling beams. 

Contemporary urban terrace

This Victorian terrace in Crouch End was transformed with a wraparound extension, creating an expansive living space that’s perfect for a young couple looking to start a family. Earthy tones and rich navy accents offer a tinge of warmth to an otherwise clean and contemporary finish, best seen in the Crittall style doors which are framed with sleek black aluminium.

Create your ideal space

Plus Rooms is a family-run business that has established itself over the years as London’s leading bespoke design and build company. We combine cutting-edge design and masterful craftsmanship with years of project management experience. Our team applies the utmost care to every step, ensuring the highest standards of quality while adhering to homeowners’ every need and deadline.


Looking for further inspiration? Visit our dedicated kitchen extensions page for more examples of sophisticated, custom-crafted open-plan designs. Alternatively, if you have any questions, contact our team of experts today.