Does a kitchen extension add value? We ask the experts

kitchen side return extension
(Image credit: Brayer Design)

For most people, the kitchen really is the most important room in the house. The way in which we use our kitchens these days means that this is now far from being a purely functional space. Not only does food get prepared and cooked in the kitchen but guests tend to congregate in this spot and relaxed family meals get eaten here. 

However, whatever your kitchen extension ideas, they won't come for free and if you are not planning on staying in your home indefinitely you will no doubt be keen to know how much value a kitchen extension adds to a house before you decide whether it will be worth it.

Natasha Brinsmead

Natasha is Homebuilding & Renovating’s Associate Content Editor and has been a member of the team for over two decades. An experienced journalist and renovation expert, she has written for a number of homes titles. Over the years Natasha has renovated and carried out a side extension to a Victorian terrace. She is currently living in the rural Edwardian cottage she renovated and extended on a largely DIY basis, living on site for the duration of the project. She is now looking for her next project — something which is proving far harder than she thought it would be.