We are buying a ground floor garden flat and plan to get an architect in straight away to do plans for an extension. But I can't decide what I want to do.
The lounge has doors to the garden at one end of it (rectangular shaped lounge with doors at the short end) and no other windows. You walk through the lounge to get to the kitchen (there is no hallway as such). the kitchen starts where the lounge ends (but is to the left of it) so it sticks out further into the garden. Through the kitchen is a conservatory which is used as a dining room.
So, I have two choices:
- extend the kitchen to the side all the way across where the end of the lounge currently is. This means a nice big eat in kitchen, but it would mean that the lounge would have no external doors or windows. So the doors from the lounge that did lead to the garden would now lead into the extended bit of the kitchen (we would have large patio doors put in do we would not lose light in the lounge. We would leave the conservatory as it is.
- knock down the conservatory and extend the kitchen outward to where the conservatory was (but as a proper extension, not a conservatory type build. This too would give us a nice large eat in kitchen, but we would lose the extra space of the conservatory. But we would be able to open the doors of the lounge straight to outside.
I am guessing, option 2 is more expensive, but I am leaning towards it as I don't like the idea of the lounge not leading straight outside.