CONSIDER extending into the side return. Lots of properties, usually Victorian and Edwardian ones, have a side return – a narrow strip of garden that usually runs alongside the kitchen.
This isn’t much use as garden, because it’s often too narrow to sit out in, but can make a big difference to the space indoors.
By extending into the side return, you can turn a narrow kitchen into a good-sized kitchen-diner, which is a valuable addition to any home.
For houses without a side return,