Extend Your Kitchen with an Oak Orangery or Conservatory
Your kitchen really is the heart of your home and large, open-plan kitchen diners are incredibly popular with families today. However, if your home doesn’t have a large kitchen already, you don’t need to start packing your bags just yet! An oak orangery or conservatory could be the perfect solution and will ensure you achieve the stunning space you desire.
A kitchen extension will add valuable extra living space to your home, both improving your family life whilst also increasing how much your home would be worth if you did decide to move.
So if you’re thinking of extending your kitchen with an oak orangery or conservatory, read our top tips below!
Plan your space effectively
Before you start working on the design of your new timber extension, it’s really important to consider how you want to use it. Do you want to create a separate, but adjoining, dining room? Do you fancy a smaller space perfect for breakfast in the sunshine? If so, an oak conservatory could be the perfect option.
Alternatively, are you dreaming of a large kitchen diner? Would you prefer to extend your kitchen as one unified space, rather than require an interior door to separate the rooms? In this case, a timber orangery could be exactly what you’re looking for.
Whatever your requirements, and whatever the size and scope of your project, there will be a timber kitchen extension solution to suit.
Opt for an oak roof lantern
A particularly popular extension option for kitchens, is to opt for an orangery design with a perimeter flat roof and then integrate a timber roof lantern. This will flood your new kitchen area with light and create a stunning focal point.
Invest in timber bifold doors
Bifold doors are hugely popular with homeowners and are a fantastic addition when planning a kitchen conservatory or orangery. Oak bifold doors not only look stunning, but they will help to
connect your kitchen to your garden and really ‘bring the outside in’, by creating almost threshold-wide access to your property.
Go open plan
Another great option for a kitchen extension is to embrace open-plan living! By adding a timber orangery to your property, rather than a conservatory, you will be to avoid the need for interior separating doors and instead create one large, multi-use room. You could even knock down a wall at the same time and completely transform your home!
Kitchen-diners with additional lounge areas or playroom spaces are hugely popular and offer a fantastic and versatile hub for your home. Why not create your dream home, add value to your property and avoid the stress and expense of a house move all at the same time?
Planning permission requirements for kitchen extensions
Conservatories and orangeries are generally permitted developments which do not require planning permission. However they must adhere to the size limit and criteria within the single storey rear extension legislation. In addition, if you are planning to knock down walls or your home is within a conservation area or an area of outstanding natural beauty, for example, different rules may apply.
The team at Richmond Oak will be able to advise if planning permission is necessary for your kitchen extension and their Planning Permission Coordinator will be able to take control of the entire process if desired.
Here at Richmond Oak Conservatories we design and install beautiful oak conservatories, orangeries and garden rooms. Our hardwood builds are the perfect option for a kitchen extension and can help you create the home you’ve always dreamed of. To find out how we can help, and to discuss your bespoke options and requirements, get in touch with the professionals at Richmond Oak today.
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