Warrington Kitchen Extension Advice

An excellent way to add value, social space, and functionality to your home, kitchen extensions can be well worth the added investment. However, they can be daunting projects if you’re unsure where to start. Fortunately, the Adam Designs team has over 30 years of experience in building Warrington kitchen extensions and other architectural design projects, and we’re here to share our best kitchen extensions advice! 

Whether you’re looking to tackle a large kitchen extension or just want to add a little bit of extra space while remodelling, the process for your Warrington kitchen extension will start the same. First, you’ll want to get a sense of the scope of the extensions you’re looking to do, make sure you have all the proper planning and building permissions for the project, and get a sense of how your budget matches up will all your must-haves. From there, you’ll be ready to start cooking up plans for your dream kitchen! 


Do I Need an Architect for a Kitchen Extension in Warrington? 


Because you’ll need to make sure you have all the right planning permissions before starting a kitchen renovation, it is recommended to work with an architect who can help you navigate this process and provide plan drawings if needed. In some cases, special planning permission may not be needed for a small extension, but it’s always best to make sure your project falls into the category of “permitted development” before starting work on it. Plus, an architect is a great resource for helping you decide on the size and style of extension for your home’s structure and design.


How to Design Your Kitchen Extension Layout


Designing a kitchen extension is an exciting process, but can be pretty involved. While working with an experienced architect and kitchen designer can take a lot of the stress out of things, you’ll still want to be involved to make sure your new kitchen is designed just for you. The good news – you get to make all the fun decisions! Think about the must-haves you want in a new kitchen, and get ready to decide on colours, finishes, and styles as your extension comes to life!


Think About Your Dream Kitchen Must-Haves Before Starting an Extension


If you’re interested in a kitchen extension in your Warrington home, there’s a good chance you already have an idea of what you want to add to your space. Starting with the features, appliances, or areas you most want to add to your kitchen, think of all the possibilities and create a list of must-haves for your completed kitchen. If you plan to fully remodel your kitchen during the extension, your list can be a bit longer and include more wish list items for you to choose from. 


As you’re developing your must-have list and wish list, be sure to think about the space needed to accommodate these items, and take the extension costs and any construction, purchasing, and/or installation costs into consideration. From there, you can adjust your budget and/or goals to match each other. While adding to your must-haves might also mean adding to your budget or compromising on other aspects of the extension, going through this process will help you make sure you end up with your ideal kitchen.


Planning the Style and Layouts of Warrington Kitchen Extensions


When you’ve nailed down the larger features you want in your kitchen and have a plan for the square footage you want to gain from an extension, you’ll want to think more about the aesthetics of the update. Be sure to think about both the interior and exterior of your home, and decide how you would like to blend your extension with the rest of your home. This is another step where your project architect and an interior design expert can be extremely helpful!

Don’t Forget the Details During a Full Kitchen Extension/Renovation


If you’re planning to overhaul your entire kitchen during an extension, don’t forget that you have the opportunity to make the whole space feel new. Consider large changes, like upgrading appliances or building a new island, and smaller ones, like choosing a different style of back splash or painting cabinets, to make your space feel completely new. During a renovation, you also have the opportunity to switch up the layout of your existing kitchen space – just keep in mind that moving wiring or pipes can mean adding to your project budget.


Working With Our Experts on Warrington Kitchen Extensions

With our kitchen extensions advice, you’ll be ready to get your dream kitchen! If you need an experienced Warrington-area builder to help you through the process, look no further than Adam Construction and our affiliated company, Adam Design. We can help you through the entire kitchen extension project, from drafting a plan and getting permissions to helping you choose finishes and blend a newly renovated room into your existing home. Whatever the size of your extension, our experts are here to help – just contact us to get started!