Side Returns


Open up a pokey kitchen by knocking through into the side passageway and you will transform your groundfloor space.


Whether you put your kitchen or dining table in there, there’s no right answer – every conceivable layout has been tried and tested – but consider what works for your family.  Do you want roof lights over a table or a sink, an extractor fan over an island unit or all cooking areas against a wall? This is where Pinterest really comes into its own. Start a mood board, think about your family’s daily routine and build from there. A side return and kitchen will take three to four months and cost anywhere between £35,000-£55,000, plus your kitchen of choice. The price is influenced by variable elements such as bifold doors and underfloor heating, so you can compromise where you need to and still do the work.


1. Elevated horizontal windows bring another light source into this well planned side return and kitchen from Eclectic Interiors.


2. With a kitchen spanning the width of the house, this Eclectic Interiors design feels spacious whilst freeing up room elsewhere for relaxing. 3. By putting the sink in the central unit, Simply Extend has ensured whoever is in the kitchen can still interact with their guests.


4. The Good London Builders has made the most of the roof lights here to flood the dining area with natural sunlight.

Part 2 – Kitchens

Part 3 – Open Plan Living

Part 4 – Basements 

Part 5 – Storage

Part 6 – Lofts

Part 7 – Bathrooms

Part 8 – Bedrooms

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