10 Jul Kitchens in extensions
Kitchens in extensions, we help you plan ahead with expert advice. A luxury kitchen extension is a big investment, so it pays to do the research before you embark on a large-scale project. Roundhouse bespoke kitchen designers are completely familiar with the process of designing kitchens in extensions, and after years of experience, working with architects, builders and interior designers, they have plenty of expert knowledge to share.
How much should homeowners budget for different kitchens in extensions?
Thinking ahead is key when planning a kitchen extension. You must have a plan of how much you want to spend on your luxury kitchen – be frank about this upfront and your bespoke kitchen designer will be able to help you choose what you should invest in and where you may be able to save.
How much space will a kitchen in an extension need?
If you consult a Roundhouse designer before your new kitchen plans are drawn up, by consultation and collaboration, your bespoke designer can influence what the architect may draw up. By getting to understand your needs, a good kitchen designer will come up with creative ideas for kitchens in extensions that may not even have been considered.
What do you need to consider?
At Roundhouse we encourage our clients to really think about how they will use the space for their kitchens in extensions. A must-have list is essential; are there things you just can’t live without? It helps to detail priorities, for example; will it be more than just a kitchen where food is prepared, but a social space for family and a place to entertain? What proportion of the space will be allocated to the kitchen/living/dining areas? if you are a keen cook you might want acres of prep space or you may want an entirely clutter-free kitchen so lots of storage space will be critical. Are there specific kitchen appliances that you must have, or maybe you have a desire for a particular kitchen work surface?
It’s important at this stage to take everything into consideration – for example if you want a kitchen island but have an overhead skylight – there will be an extraction issue. If you’ve two walls of glass and want a wall mounted TV for example, then that will limit the space for kitchen cabinetry.
Do you need an architect?
We would advise that you make sure you get a good architect and builder – preferably someone who has been recommended and if possible go and see other kitchens in extensions that have already been completed.
At what stage do you need to consider services, such as plumbing and electrics?
When you’ve had an initial chat with a designer, at Roundhouse we ask you to bring in your measurements and/or drawings if you’re working with an architect. Based on our consultations with you we’ll produce a luxury kitchen design, which may be tweaked and changed until you are absolutely happy with it. We don’t release drawings until commissioned. We produce a pack with detailed technical drawings (a guide covering all services instructions for the client’s builder), we have our own dedicated kitchen installation team and we expect all the plumbing and electrical and ducting work to be done in advance of the install following our detailed technical drawings.
Why invest in the best?
Remember that the kitchen is the most heavily used room of the house and Roundhouse bespoke kitchens are made in Britain and built to last to exceptionally robust, high standards and remain looking good for years– a very ‘sellable’ feature when it comes to moving to a new house.
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