Kitchen Extension in HackneyContemporary Kitchen, London
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Get creative with an extensionDesign should always work and always be functional and practical, but that is not to say that it cannot, at the same time, be exciting, daring, uplifting and inspiring. This kitchen could so easily have had simple rectangular roof lights and a flat ceiling, but the dynamic introduced by the angular ceiling-scape – and the complementary triangular island – gives the space a whole new level of energy.Read a beginner’s guide to kitchen extensions
Be dynamic…By using exposed brick and full-height bifold doors, this essentially simple extension to a terrace house also brings the outside space in.However the project – which is in basic terms a simple box – cleverly defies its simplicity with a really funky ceiling-scape that’s full of exciting changes of slope and angle and interesting triangular roof lights. It all equates to a dynamic space.
Get with the flowIt’s important at this early stage to really think through how you’re going to use and live in the new, modified or extended space(s). What sort of daylight will you need? How will people enter and pass through the space(s)? A useful exercise is to draw the layout as a simple block diagram showing the circulation flows with arrows and using lots of tracing paper. Go over and over the different possibilities until you find something that feels as if it will work naturally.Check out these insider tips on choosing and working with a builder successfully