One thing that COVID-19 has taught us, and no doubt you will have probably realised, is that the organisation of your domestic space is more important now than ever.
As custom designed kitchens are our speciality, over the years we have modified our approach, conducted the best research and partnered with the best manufacturers across the globe, in order to ensure that we can not only provide custom designed kitchens for now, but also have an eye on the future.
Here are some simple facts…
Today’s kitchens are and need to be multifunctional, open plan and versatile enough to meet the needs of every homeowner. Over the course of the weeks ahead, we are going to give you some ideas on how to plan and design your kitchen for the future, with a focus on extensions.
- Before we get to the technicalities, do you want your extension to include a kitchen and what about a dining area, living space, room for a desk or storage and access to the garden?
Deciding on these types of issues, will help define your kitchen extension design, so let’s get to the nitty gritty.
Step 1 is checking for planning permission
One of the first things you might need to do is ask for planning permission. Speak to your council – it may be that the work you intend to do is covered under permitted development and you don’t need planning permission at all, however this could be a cost you need to factor in.
Planning permission largely depends on where in the UK you are, as well as if the area has been previously developed. If you do need planning permission, looking to see what work has been done close by can indicate as to whether your plans will be approved. Your council will also be able to guide you on this.
Your dream kitchen extension is closer than you think. From deciding on a build and pinning down a design to drawing up a budget and working out a schedule, we’ve got everything you need to get started. Despite COVID-19 doing it’s very best to unsettle us all, we are carrying on. We are working remotely and continue to offer a full design service. Any extra time you may have now could be a perfect opportunity to start work on planning your dream kitchen, it’s never too early to engage with a kitchen designer as this can help define the space and make sure you’ve got everything covered before you start.
Have an excellent weekend and we will be back next week with ideas of what to do next and how.
Clinton and Fiona