How to plan a kitchen extension

The most important thing to consider when wondering how to plan a kitchen extension is how much available space you have and what you want from it. An extension that is too big, or too small could spoil the look of your home and possibly de-value it. So to make sure you have one of the best kitchen extensions, call in the experts – an architect and a kitchen designer at the beginning, to see what can and can’t be done. 

Choosing professionals that you get on well with, and understand your vision is imperative, so do your homework and get at least three different opinions, or ask people for recommendations.  You can also contact RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects), FMB (Federation of Master Builders) or RTPI  (Royal Town Planning Institute) to find an architect, contractor or planning consultant. Building approval is required to ensure any new rooms have adequate ventilation and drainage and meet requirements in respect of structural stability, electrical and fire safety. Most planning applications need you to submit two plans as supporting documents: