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How To Maximise Light And Space In Your Kitchen

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How To Maximise Light And Space In Your Kitchen

As lifestyle shifts and new home costs outweigh renovations/extensions, the “don’t move, improve” mindset grows.

According to Houzz survey more than a quarter of homeowners increase the size of their kitchens during renovations this reveals homeowners prioritise design, functionality, energy efficiency, increasing property resale value. Therefore rooflights are the ideal soultion for your kitchen.

The Heart of the Home

As kitchens and dining rooms take centre stage in family living, Flexible spaces are crucial in new builds and renovations. Today’s homeowners seek expansive, well-lit cooking spaces fostering family interaction and quality time.

If you’re considering a kitchen extension, you’ll need to request planning permission and think about how your spaces will flow. Create distinct areas for cooking, dining, and socializing, and use a central island to divide the room.

A kitchen extension will increase the overall square footage of your home and, ultimately, the value of your home.

Let the Light In

Rear house expansion may darken the new space due to isolation from outside. Rooflights offer an ideal remedy, infusing rooms with up to three times more natural light compared to regular windows.

Rooflights enhance daylight and can be a kitchen focal point, especially above a table or island, creating a captivating ambiance.

What type of roof light should I choose?

When picking a roof light, it’s important to think about size, shape, glass, and type. This ensures you maximize light, space, and energy efficiency in your kitchen.

Rooflight Design

Fixed Flatglass rooflights are an attractive and cost-effective option. With a sleek and modern design, you can enjoy sky views all year round.
Opt for a modern, minimal flat glass roof light. Available in fixed, opening, single, or multi-section options, enhancing your kitchen space and increasing property energy efficiency

Hinged or sliding Flatglass rooflights are ideal for enhancing daylight and natural ventilation in kitchens. Positioned over the cooking or dining space, these rooflights can be easily opened for fresh air, eliminating kitchen odours. For a classic touch or if your property has a listed status, a lantern-style rooflight is ideal. It complements period properties, providing added height and visual flair indoors.

Roofglaze offers quality, stock Flatglass and elegant Lantern rooflights with a diverse range of sizes to suit your roof space. If you are looking for something unique, our design team will be able to offer you a bespoke solution. Tailored to your vision and needs.

Rooflight Size

Consider balancing the size of your rooflight with the look and feel of your kitchen. Match your rooflight size with your kitchen’s style. Big ones suit large spaces, bringing light to the centre. In small or period homes, choose smaller rooflights for a balanced light infusion, avoiding overheating.

Rooflight Glazing

Choose from various glazing options: double or triple-glazed for better insulation and solar control glass. We also offer “easy-clean” Ritec ClearShield coating for hassle-free upkeep. Transform your kitchen with optimal lighting.


NARM advises laminated inner pane for rooflights unless a risk assessment allows toughened glass. Roofglaze provides a safer 8mm HST outer and 8.8mm laminated inner Flatglass option for additional peace of mind.

Create your dream kitchen

When preparing your kitchen extension project, align your vision with your lifestyle needs. Craft unforgettable moments in your new kitchen, shaping the backdrop for cherished experiences. Consulting experts like architects or kitchen designers can provide practical, budget-conscious solutions.

Roofglaze’s friendly Team will be able to help you find the best rooflight solution for your kitchen extension.

For more information please contact us on 01480 474797 or email us through our contact form.

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