The layouts of traditional and even modern properties only provide for limited and enclosed kitchen spaces often to the rear of the property. The most cost effective way of forming a more open space with a greater degree of natural light, is to knock through partitions and combine the kitchen with existing adjoining rooms such as a dining or boxroom. The aim should be to create a vibrant, social focal point to your home. The new space will probably accommodate a number of functions, including cooking, dining and relaxing and it is vital to subdivide the room into separate areas, to ensure that all these can be accommodated.
The removal of partitions may also improve daylight penetration into the centre of the house and as part of the project, you may therefore decide to form new or increase the size of window or door openings on the external wall.