Kitchen extension ideas for the perfect culinary space

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One of the most popular reasons for building a kitchen extension is to curate a new hub for your family home. Whether this is a small side return on a terraced house, a full-width rear extension or an open plan orangery, kitchen extensions are one of the most popular ways of extending a home.

But, with so many decisions to make, ranging from appliances to cabinets, flooring to windows, how do you decide what will add the most value - both to your life and the monetary worth of your home?

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Molly Chandler

Molly Chandler is a designer for Willis & Stone, where she creates beautiful and functional kitchens in both classic and contemporary styles. 

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Natalie Mudd

Co-founder of The Wood Flooring Company, Natalie's role as creative director  means she is perfectly placed to advise on the latest flooring trends to help customers to find their ideal flooring solutions.

Amy Reeves

Assistant Editor Amy began working for Homebuilding & Renovating in 2018. She has an interest in sustainable building methods and always has her eye on the latest design ideas. Amy has interviewed countless self builders, renovators and extenders about their experiences for Homebuilding & Renovating magazine. She is currently renovating a mid-century home, together with her partner, on a DIY basis, and has recently fitted her own kitchen.

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