Adding an extension to your house or flat can be an effective way to add space, possibly add value and make day-to-day life just that little bit easier. If you’re thinking of getting a house extension for your London home, get some inspiration from our ideas below.
Kitchen extension ideas
When homeowners embark on a kitchen extension, typically, it’s a large spacious kitchen diner that is in their mind’s eye and usually, an extension can achieve this. Another popular trend is to bring the outdoors in with bi-folding doors. To help create a seamless flow between both inside and outside spaces, having a continuous floor throughout a kitchen diner, can help create a spacious feel as well as bringing your eye to the garden.
If space is available, an island is always a popular choice with home renovators. Not only it is a great use of practical space (storage, eating and prep area) it also helps divide large, open plan living areas into zones.
Getting an extension done also gives you the opportunity to install more efficient ways of heating into your home with either vertical radiators, which use less wall space, or under-floor heating, as well as installing better insulation and glazing.
Reconfiguring your existing living space
Many homeowners who undertake home extensions, choose to reconfigure the living space in their property. One of our clients in Haringey chose to reconfigure the living space of their ground floor flat when they added a family friendly side return extension. The couple opted to refurbish a bathroom, reconfigure another room and installed a small courtyard – so it’s not just indoor space that can be added to make a house a home.
You don’t need a ground floor flat or a house to add an extension and reconfigure your space. At Simply, we have reconfigured duplex flats in beautiful historic mansion blocks, such as the one below in Notting Hill.
The brief was to make the most of the space, so we installed a new bespoke staircase, reconfigured the kitchen and installed a roof terrace with walkable skylights. When we are commissioned to reconfigure flats, whether it’s with an extension, loft or a refurbishment, we are often asked to add an extra bedroom – we have turned a number of one-bed flats into two-bed properties.
Utility room and bathroom extensions
The way we live has changed since most of London’s property stock was built in the 19th and 20th century, and the rise in popularity of utility and bathroom extensions is part of this change. Homeowners want to have a room where they can sort out the day-to-day chores, put muddy boots in and close a door on it when guests come or just to forget about for the evening. We have added a number of bathroom and utility rooms as part of an extension.
Skylights and glazing
Light is so important in a home, it’s what makes the difference between a space that is a joy to be in and place you avoid. In our extensions, we maximise daylight with skylights, bi-folding door and picture windows. We did a side return extension on a property in Balham, South London, where we utilised all the above to create a light filled family kitchen.
At Simply, we don’t do one size fits all; we only create bespoke extensions and home renovations that make the most of light and space in your property. Contact us today for a free site survey!