I'm after some advice as I frankly can't see the wood for the trees!
My husband and I are considering a side return extension to add some much needed space to a very narrow kitchen/utility area.
The side return would back off our existing dining room, which in turn comes partway up the kitchen via a joining wall (I've probably not explained that well, the picture should show more when I upload it!).
We want to extend a side return out the the edge of the utility area as shown on the floor plan, but I just cannot get my head around how the existing dining room/living room and kitchen would all fit together as the dining/living space is currently open plan since we knocked a wall down when we moved in.
Would we be best replacing that wall to separate off the lounge to a more 'formal' space, and fully opening up the dining/kitchen/utility areas into one large kitchen/playroom/lounge/dining/relax space??
I'm, normally half decent at picturing this sort of thing but for some reason I just can't on this one so any advice/thoughts or recommendations would be hugely welcomed!
Thanks in advance
EDITED TO ADD: the extension would of course run along a party wall as we live in a Victorian terrace, the other side of which is a student rental property so, ideally, would not cause the owner an issue, but of course we have to bear agreement in mind.
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Edited by joiner, 25 June 2015 - 04:53 AM.