A new study by Sainsbury’s has found that most home expansions are due to homeowners’ desire to extend their kitchens. A shift towards communal kitchens has seen houses getting bigger and bigger to accommodate larger kitchen spaces.
This interesting new report has found 84% of home extensions are carried out in order to increase kitchen size. This is due to a new trend that sees families wanting to spend more time in the kitchen, cooking and eating together. To accommodate this kind of lifestyle, kitchens require additional room for dining areas, islands and extended counters to make space for all family members to get involved in the kitchen.
At 61% and 53% respectively, additional bedrooms and home offices were the next most popular extensions in homes across the United Kingdom. 31% of homeowners decided to extend their homes to include conservatories while 15% opted for loft extensions.
Over the course of the past two years, homeowners who have completed extension projects have made significant additions to their homes. 25% added between 11m2 and 20m2 to their homes, while 23% added 21m2 to 30m2 and 18% added 31m2 or more.
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For more information on these findings, visit Sainsbury’s Media Centre.