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Five Top Tips For Building Perfect Kitchen Extensions


Five Top Tips For Building Perfect Kitchen Extensions

Do you dream of the perfect kitchen extension? Apropos gives you five top tips for getting kitchen extensions right:

1) WHAT DO HOMEOWNERS WANT THEIR KITCHEN EXTENSIONS FOR?

This may seem like a strange question, but many homeowners don't merely want their kitchen extensions to be kitchens. New kitchen extensions can be very expensive, so plan carefully for life with your new kitchen extension. As well as a place for cooking, will it also be used as a dining room? Will it be an area for entertaining, a hub for family life, or used as an additional living room? If so, kitchen extensions must be planned accordingly. If kitchen extensions are to be used to entertain guests, then incorporating a set of folding sliding doors will make the most of warm nights. Most of all, kitchen extensions should be future-proofed. Homeowners should consider what their requirements may be in four or five years time and incorporate them into their new kitchen extensions.

2) PLAN THE LAYOUT BEFORE APPEARNCE

Once a kitchen extension's function has been considered, plan its layout before its appearance. Open-plan kitchen extensions are fabulous, but the addition of folding sliding doors or bespoke floor-to-wall windows may mean careful consideration is required for the kitchens' layout. For instance, kitchen extensions should avoid placing major appliances, such as an oven or hob near folding sliding doors, where there will be a high level of footfall in the summer. Once homeowners have decided on the layout, they can then plan how to maximise the glazing of their kitchen extensions.

3) REMEMBER, VENTILATION

Good ventilation is vitally important for kitchen extensions. This is especially important in the colder months when condensation can possibly be an issue. Ensure rooflights and windows have adequate vents, and, at the very least, effective extractor fans should be installed in all kitchen extensions.

4) PRIVACY IS IMPORTANT

Many homeowners want their bespoke kitchen extensions to act as a focal point for family life, and therefore incorporate additional dining rooms and living rooms into the new kitchen extensions. Homeowners love the feeling of space and light that the additional glazing provides for this function, but with extra glazing, comes the potential for less privacy from the neighbours. Great kitchen extensions will counter this problem, such as with the clever use of rooflights or strategically-placed glass inserts. It may well be that homeowners' gardens provide enough natural protection against prying eyes, but nonetheless the issue of privacy should always be considered when kitchen extensions are being designed.

5) ENSURE UTILITIES ARE PROPERLY CATERED FOR

"As with any proposed extension, construction work can involve reconfiguring a property's connection to utilities, such as the water mains. This is especially important for kitchen extensions insofar as all three utilities - water, gas and electricity - are invariably key components of kitchen extensions. All work of this nature should only ever be undertaken by professionally-qualified engineers, and not left in the hands of amateurs."

Feel inspired? Get in contact with Apropos today. For a free brochure please visit: http://www.apropos-conservatories.com/contact-us.php. Alternatively telephone our sales team on 0800 328 0033.



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