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The Seasons in Colour Kitchen Extension and Renovation

Most homes go through some sort of renovation, sometimes due to their age and sometimes to accommodate the growing needs of their owners. Kitchen makeovers are said to add significantly to the value of a home and it's easy to see why.

My kitchen extension journey started in 2019 but it was put on hold when COVID brought the world to a standstill. The thought of actually building an extension in the middle of so much uncertainty felt like a big adventure that we did not want to embark on.

Two years later, in the summer of 2022, we started building our dream kitchen. It wasn’t entirely drama-free and despite having an army of specialists around us we faced various set backs from the start.

Read on to find out how we designed the new space to address the needs of our family and the appliances we included that will change the way we cook forever!


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Our home before the extension

Our home is a 1980s detached house, in a leafy cul-de-sac in the village of Warlingham, in Surrey. Unlike most of the nearby homes, it has a footprint that has not changed since it was built and which was aimed at creating a large number of rooms, that ended up being small and disconnected.

The galley kitchen

Our house featured a galley-style kitchen that offered plenty of storage but no sitting space. It did not allow the experience of 'cooking with company', it was dark, busy-looking and very uninspiring.