Kitchen Extensions

Kitchen Extensions

Lifestyles have changed dramatically over the years and todays expectation of using the outdoors as part of our living space has fundamentally influenced the design of modern homes. This change in lifestyle is reflected in the increased demand for kitchen extensions, using either conservatories or orangeries, for properties.

The use of the traditional kitchen has altered over the years with lifestyle changes. More and more people are extending the small, utilitarian kitchens at the back of their homes with glass structures to create a dramatic looking open-plan cooking, dining and entertaining area that becomes the hub of family life. Using an orangery or kitchen conservatory extends the kitchen and links that most important room in the house with the garden. The light provided by such an extension or garden room is uplifting creating a wonderful area to live with a warm and cosy feel whatever the weather outside.

A relatively simple and affordable alternative way of adding light and space to a home conservatory creating the space and light which a traditional conservatory or orangery would give, is with the addition of a glazed roof lantern. Glass Houses, as with their conservatories and orangeries, design and build bespoke timber roof lanterns of all shapes and sizes for customers all over the country. Roof lanterns give a stunning effect to a dark stairwell or hall and can immediately transform a flat roofed extension: small awkward spaces can be made into bright living areas with a simple roof lantern. Glass House roof lanterns are made in West African hardwood pre-assembled in the Farnham workshop and then delivered ready for installation.

All Glass House conservatories, orangeries and roof lanterns are hand built using modern and traditional methods. No pre-assembled components are used and every section is made to exact dimensions. For conservatories and orangeries Glass Houses offer a complete managed service taking care of every detail – from obtaining planning and building permission, digging the foundations to removing to applying the final coat of paint. The benefit for our clients is that we are able to control and schedule each phase of construction ensuring our client's project runs smoothly and efficiently.

    I am extremely pleased with the workmanship and the quality of the orangery – it is in constant use already!
Mr & Mrs Hibbard, Billinghurst