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Macclesfield Express - - SPORT -

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,

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