5 small kitchen conservatory extension ideas
23 January 2023 |Blog
Home extensions are as popular as ever. Across the UK, thousands of homeowners are planning to add a conservatory, orangery, or traditional brick-built extension to their home. Many of these extensions are designed to maximise living space and enhance living experience particularly in the kitchen/dining area. For small kitchen conservatory extension ideas, you’ve come to the right place.
1. Increase your living space
Extending your home is all about increasing your living space. Conservatories are the most popular and most cost-effective extension option. It’s how you use your conservatory, however, that makes the difference between a useful extension and unused extra space.
A well-designed conservatory will give you more living space and improve the usability of your existing home. When you add a conservatory to a small kitchen, you open up the possibilities to create a large kitchen diner. With a set of bifold or sliding doors connecting your new conservatory and kitchen, you can enjoy a stylish kitchen diner and your small kitchen will feel much larger as a result.
2. Boost natural light
Increasing the amount of natural light entering your home has a wide range of benefits. It will brighten up your living area, create a feeling of more space, improve mood and standard of living, and help to regulate temperature.
A conservatory is a great way to boost natural light. Choose large areas of glass and sliding or bifold doors to optimise interior brightness. For orangeries and brick-built extensions, why not install a lantern roof to help improve natural light intake.
Some homeowners may feel that a glass roof conservatory will become too hot in the summer. This may have been true in the past, but technology has advanced and there are now a range of Low-E glass roofs available.
At Fineline, we offer all our customers the option of Low-E Comfort Glass with all glass roof installations. Comfort Glass features a high specification laminated coating which blocks out 40% of the sun’s UV rays. This is an excellent option in the warm summer months while in the winter, the Comfort Glass works in reverse, helping to retain 65% more internal heat than standard glazing.
3. Bring the outdoors inside
When installing a glazed extension, correct positioning is essential to get the most out of your new upgraded home. When properly designed and installed a conservatory can enable you to seamlessly connect your indoor and outdoor living areas.
Choose large bifold or patio doors to connect your home and patio area for the best in al-fresco living. Did you know about our summer offer? Extend Your Living Space and Bring the Outside In (Up to 35% off windows, doors and conservatories PLUS pay only £99 deposit and pay nothing until 2023.)
4. Embrace open plan living
In a similar way to connecting your indoor and outdoor space, a conservatory is a great way to create a large open plan living area. Imagine a free flowing feel to your home where your kitchen, conservatory, and patio area are all connected and can function as one large living space.
5. Choose the best extension for your home
Conservatories, orangeries, and brick-built conservatories come in all shapes and sizes. What’s best for your home will depend on the layout of your property and your expectations and desired use for your extended living area.
If you live in a traditional property, you can choose an Edwardian or Victorian style conservatory. For more modern properties, Lean-to conservatories are an excellent choice while if you want a super-sized conservatory to maximise your living space choose a T-shaped, P-shaped, or Gable Conservatory.
Equally important to your conservatory’s style is your preferred choice of roof. When you want to optimise natural light intake, a glass roof is a great choice. For more privacy and a cosier feel, a tiled roof is an excellent option. When you want to bring more natural light into a flat roof extension or orangery, a lantern roof is the perfect choice.
Have a browse of our different extension options to get a real idea of how we can transform your home.
If you’d like to find out more about small kitchen extensions and bringing the outdoors in, contact Fineline today. For more information about any of our products or services call 01622 631 613 or send us a message online and we’ll get back to you as quickly as possible.