Adding a kitchen extension to your home is a popular choice of extension. If you have a small kitchen, or would like to open the room up to create an open plan environment with a bit more space, it is a great way to add a more enjoyable living environment to your home, as well as increasing the value of your property – a home with a large kitchen is one of the most requested things that buyers look for in a new home.
Unless you have money in savings, a popular way to raise the money to extend your home is to re-mortgage. You may have some paperwork to fill in, such as an occupier consent form like this https://www.samconveyancing.co.uk/news/conveyancing/occupier-consent-form-what-does-your-mortgage-lender-need-6019 but the process of re-mortgaging is fairly simple and shouldn’t take long.
When planning your kitchen extension, consider what will work best for you. Some people like to have a separate kitchen and utility room, whereas others prefer the entire ground floor to be open plan, so that the kitchen, living room and dining room are all one huge room – there is no right or wrong with this, it is down to you and works best for you and your household.
Other things to consider are where you want your kitchen to be – for example, do you want to move it entirely so that it opens out to the garden? Do you want to add a kitchen island? Speak to an architect about ideas that you have as they will be able to help you with your plans.