10 kitchen extension design ideas for period homes

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Find inspiration with our selection of light filled extensions designed for period properties

Looking for kitchen extension ideas for your period home? If your current kitchen simply isn’t big enough to include all the elements you would like, then adding a kitchen extension could give enough space to create the perfect heart of the home.

As well as being practical, it is critical that the design enhances the look of your house. This could mean that your extension is traditional, and in-keeping with the style and materials of the original architecture. Alternatively, it could mean adding a contemporary, minimalist, light-filled addition that will show how your property has evolved over time. Don’t forget, that if single storey and to the rear of the property, your kitchen extension may not need planning permission.

We’ve rounded up a selection of our favourite kitchen extension design ideas designed for period homes to offer plenty of inspiration when coming up with your own design. Find out all the practical advice you need to add a kitchen extension in our guide.


To enlarge this five-bedroom Victorian house in Essex, a timber frame kitchen extension was added. It features a vaulted ceiling to add to the feeling of height in the room, while French doors and a feature window offer great views of the kitchen garden outside. The garden room blends to the style of the house, and looks as though it has always been there.

As well as being a practical family space, the new kitchen also doubles up as the location for a cookery school. This meant it needed to be big enough for a large dining table and include plenty of preparation areas.

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