11 Small Kitchen Extension Ideas That Make a Big Impact

a small kitchen extension idea to extend a gallery kitchen
(Image credit: French + Tye for MW Architects)

With these small kitchen extension ideas, you'll quickly discover that when it comes to extending your kitchen, it's the quality of the space added, not the quantity. 

Once a small, but functional room in the house, the desire for larger kitchens in which the family can gather has become the norm in recent years, giving way to a huge growth in kitchen extensions of all shapes and sizes. However, just because you don't have a huge amount of room (or budget) to extend, doesn't mean it's not a worthwhile consideration, if you add it in the right places. 

Hugh Metcalf

Hugh is editor of sister title Livingetc.com and former digital editor of homebuilding.co.uk. He has worked on a range of home, design and property magazines, including Grand Designs, Essential Kitchens, Bathrooms, Bedrooms and Good Homes. Hugh has developed a passion for modern architecture and green homes, and moonlights as an interior designer, having designed and managed projects ranging from single rooms to whole house renovations and large extensions. He's currently renovating his own Victorian terrace in Essex, DIYing as much of the work as possible. He's recently finished his kitchen renovation, which involved knocking through walls, and landscaping a courtyard garden, and is currently working on a bathroom renovation.