Kitchen Extensions

When Houzz UK published a 2017 Kitchen Trends Study, it discovered that two-thirds of kitchen renovators are increasing the room’s size. We were delighted to sit down with Richard Davonport of Davonport Interiors who shares his wealth of knowledge when it comes to the fine art of designing a kitchen extension. Head to our blog to read Richard's advice, or browse our board for some of our favourite kitchen design snippets from our blog
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The best place to start when planning a kitchen extension is simply to consider what you want to achieve from the space - is it more storage? Or, perhaps a big entertaining space? Head to our blog, Der Kern, for plenty of inspiration on designing your dream kitchen

In this open plan kitchen featuring Miele appliances designed by Diane Berry, a central island stands out thanks to its grey marbled top, tying in with the matching splashback and creating a sense of continuity

Wondering where to start with planning your dream kitchen extension? Head to Der Kern to read our guest blog post from Richard Davonport of Davonport Interiors for his key tips

Wondering where to start with planning your dream kitchen extension? Head to Der Kern to read our guest blog post from Richard Davonport of Davonport Interiors for his key tips

Diane Berry of Diane Berry Kitchens says, "Light, smell and sound are key considerations when planning a kitchen. A design only works if it is well lit. It is a wonderful feeling to stand in a room and see daylight flood through, so think about ways to add glass, borrow light and enjoy your views." Read more expert advice from Diane and other industry insiders on our blog, Der Kern

Award winning kitchen designer, Diane Berry of Diane Berry Kitchens offers her guidance on designing a multi-generational kitchen that's suitable for everyone

Worried about getting enough natural light in your dream kitchen extension? Speak with your architect about incorporating sky lights into your design, as seen here in this stunning traditional McCarron & Co kitchen

Worried about getting enough natural light in your dream kitchen extension? Speak with your architect about incorporating sky lights into your design, as seen here in this stunning traditional McCarron & Co kitchen

A kitchen designed with bi-folding doors opening into the garden creates the possibility of an even bigger entertaining space for family and friends in the warmer months - as seen here in this contemporary open plan kitchen diner created by Eve Turner of Neil Lerner Kitchen Designs

The story: Design Director Eve Turner, of Neil Lerner Kitchen Design was asked to create a symmetrical and glamorous kitchen for a couple and their growing family.

Kitchen extensions can help to bring the outside in, flooding a room with light and a feeling of space - as seen here in this stunning, streamlined kitchen designed by Eve Turner of Neil Lerner Kitchen Designs

Kitchen extensions can help to bring the outside in, flooding a room with light and a feeling of space - as seen here in this stunning, streamlined kitchen designed by Eve Turner of Neil Lerner Kitchen Designs

The issue in a very large kitchen is that the room can lack functionality and purpose if not planned appropriately. Zoning is a good way to combat this by breaking the room up into distinct areas - food preparation, cooking and dining

This contemporary kitchen designed by Diane Berry and featuring Miele appliances is beautifully lit, with a range of task lighting and mood lighting

Internal bi-folding doors offer the possibility of creating one large space for entertaining, or shutting the extension off for a cosier feel

Differing lighting and flooring separates the kitchen and dining spaces in this open plan living area

"If you are planning a glazed extension, such as an orangery or garden room, then it’s important to think about how the room is laid out. Think about how you would like to use it, perhaps with soft seating and a dining table, leaving the kitchen within the main building." - wise words from Richard Davonport of Davonport Interiors, showcased in this stunning kitchen he designed

"If you are planning a glazed extension, such as an orangery or garden room, then it’s important to think about how the room is laid out. Think about how you would like to use it, perhaps with soft seating and a dining table, leaving the kitchen within the main building." - wise words from Richard Davonport of Davonport Interiors, showcased in this stunning kitchen he designed

"Frequently an island or mantel is the focus of a design – naturally drawing the eye and giving the room real wow factor. The great thing about kitchen islands is their versatility. A bespoke island can be a food preparation zone, cooking area, dining space and storage facility all in one." - head to Der Kern for more expert advice on what to consider in your kitchen extension from Richard Davonport of Davonport Interiors

"Frequently an island or mantel is the focus of a design – naturally drawing the eye and giving the room real wow factor. The great thing about kitchen islands is their versatility. A bespoke island can be a food preparation zone, cooking area, dining space and storage facility all in one." - head to Der Kern for more expert advice on what to consider in your kitchen extension from Richard Davonport of Davonport Interiors

A kitchen extension doesn't always have to require a new build - in this family-friendly kitchen and living area designed by Graham Robinson of Halcyon Interiors, The ALNO Store, a partition wall was taken down to really open up the space and create a light, airy environment

A kitchen extension doesn't always have to require a new build - in this family-friendly kitchen and living area designed by Graham Robinson of Halcyon Interiors, The ALNO Store, a partition wall was taken down to really open up the space and create a light, airy environment

We were delighted to sit down with Richard Davonport of Davonport Interiors who shares his wealth of knowledge when it comes to the fine art of designing a kitchen extension - head to our blog, Der Kern, to read the full post

We were delighted to sit down with Richard Davonport of Davonport Interiors who shares his wealth of knowledge when it comes to the fine art of designing a kitchen extension - head to our blog, Der Kern, to read the full post

A mix of colours, textures and light sources breaks up this open plan kitchen dining space

This modern open plan kitchen featuring Miele appliances and designed by Connaught Kitchens uses a compact breakfast bar as a stand alone island to break up the space and create interest

Large floor-to-ceiling doors and windows not only flood a space with natural light, but also offer easy access to the garden for entertaining in the warmer months

Large floor-to-ceiling doors and windows not only flood a space with natural light, but also offer easy access to the garden for entertaining in the warmer months

"The danger in a very large kitchen is that the room can lack functionality and purpose if not planned appropriately. Zoning is a good way to combat this by breaking the room up into distinct areas - food preparation, cooking and dining." Head to our blog, Der Kern, for more expert advice to consider when planning your kitchen extension

This white open plan kitchen features Miele appliances, such as a bank of Miele cooking appliances and the Miele dishwasher featuring Knock 2 Open technology for a sleek and streamlined finish

The key to blending a kitchen dining space is colour and textures - create a soft neutral palette that can be subtly tweaked with accents to suit each part of the room

The key to blending a kitchen dining space is colour and textures - create a soft neutral palette that can be subtly tweaked with accents to suit each part of the room

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