Single Storey Kitchen Extensions

Contemporary living styles more often than not require larger kitchens than when the house was originally built. Single storey kitchen extensions across all or part of the house are a great way to achieve this. This, in turn, requires the removal of internal walls and the original external walls to create a larger living space.

Kitchen extension with 3 Velux windows, breakfast bar with chairs, wooden flooring and patio doors leading out to rear garden.
Kitchen extension with dark grey shaker style units. tiled floor and black patio door frames leading out to garden.

There is a current trend for increased glazed areas which can be accommodated with large Bi-fold or sliding glazed doors. Although the increase in glazed areas doesn’t always have to be Bi-Fold or sliding doors. It can, of course be a combination of the two.

Large, glazed areas are often combined with roof lights to create additional natural light. These popular additions can be fitted to flat roofs or tiled mono-pitch roofs.

A Larger Living Space

Sometimes the kitchen dining area can be designed as the main living space. Of course, this means that a larger space is required. However, it means that we can designate areas for sofas, coffee tables and TV’s as well as dining tables. Study areas can also be added for homeworking children or working from home adults if required.

Depending on the geographical orientation the extension can accommodate large expanses of glass onto the garden for added natural light.

Kitchen extension with Bi-fold doors, Velus style glass roof, grey kitchen cabinets and wooden floor.
Glazing wraps around the outside of the corner structural support.
Steel frame kitchen extension to a brick Victorian house.

The structural alterations required to achieve a kitchen extension can also become a feature. In the image above, the glazing wraps around the outside of the corner structural support. This keeps the bi-fold sight lines to minimum and creates the maximum aperture when the doors are open.

Rear view of a flat roof property extension with black frame patio doors, leading out to lawn and a enclosed walled garden.

If you have an under-utilised basement or semi basement, consider constructing a single storey extension on it. This improves the internal access, like in the ground floor flat conversion shown. In this project, the client had bought a ground floor flat.

They then made huge improvements to its overall floor space & value by moving the kitchen into the rear extension. This created a contemporary living space with improved headroom and direct garden access, through a fantastic set of Bi-folding doors.

Architectural Design in Chichester

We are based in Chichester, but we work on projects throughout Sussex, Surrey & Hampshire. If you are considering a kitchen extension for your home, then we’d love to speak with you. We will design your perfect space and help you through the whole process. Call us today on 07764 578781 or send us a message.

Open plan kitchen with breakfast bar, shaker style units and tiled flooring.