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Why are side return extensions so popular in London?

Side return extensions are big news in London right now with a soaring growth in popularity. These relatively small extensions stretch your home into the alleyway area at the side of the house and, as such are not so much about adding a new room to your home as they are about expanding the space available. So why are they so popular in London? Perfect for social kitchens Well, they’re fantastic for creating large, open plan kitchen diners, creating spacious…

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Flat vs. Pitched Roof for Your Extension

When you’re planning your home extension, it’s easy to get caught up in all of the ‘fun’ elements such as picking out your furniture and décor, or perhaps designing your new kitchen. It’s less easy to get excited about the more structural elements, such as the type of roof you’re going to have, but the roof will really define the overall look of your extension. Here we look at your two main choices when deciding on a roof type are…

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Glass home extensions

As people want to extend and maximise the light in their home, glass extensions are becoming more and more popular with Londoners. They are a striking, beautiful and contemporary way to create more space, while seamlessly linking the outdoors to the indoors. The addition of bi folding doors can really open up your home to the garden and create a wonderful space for entertaining – just imagine summer BBQs where your guests can easily move between the garden and kitchen,…

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Living room lighting guide

We spend a lot of time in our living rooms, whether it’s watching TV, reading, relaxing or socialising, so getting the lighting just right is really important. If you’re thinking of creating a new living room space with a home extension, you’re in the fortunate position of being able to design the lighting exactly the way you want it. That said, we know there are a lot of lighting designs to choose from and it’s not always easy to know…

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Stylish Kitchen Flooring Options

If you’re getting a brand new kitchen extension in your London home, flooring is one of the things you need to think about early on as it’s so integral to the room. But with so many choices out there, choosing can be a bit of a minefield. To help, we’ve put together a handy guide that breaks down all of the different types of kitchen flooring and their benefits. Tiles Floor tiles certainly have the benefit of being practical –…

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Renovations To Add Value To Your Home

Whether you’re looking to sell your London home soon or just some time in the future, it’s important to make sure any home renovations you carry out add value and make it a more desirable purchase for potential future buyers. There are lots of home renovations you could carry out but not all of them will necessarily add value so to give you some ideas, we’ve picked out 5 types of renovation that are definitely worth your while. 1. A…

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Kitchen Extension Worktop Guide

When planning a bespoke kitchen for your London home extension, it’s important to get the worktops right. Not only do they finish off the aesthetic, you also need to take into account the practicalities of each worktop material. This is why we’ve put together a handy guide that takes you through the most common kitchen worktop materials for your London kitchen extension. Composite worktops The great thing about composite is it’s both practical and beautiful. Available in a wide array…

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Types of home extension – which one’s best for you?

Extending your London home is a great way to create extra space. Whether you want a bigger kitchen or bathroom, an extra bedroom with en suite, more living space, or a combination of all of them an extension can transform your home and improve your quality of life, all without having to call a removal van. The type of London home extension you have can dictate how it can be used, so it’s worth considering exactly what you want in…

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Kitchen Extension Lighting Guide – Types of Kitchen Light and Their Uses

When it comes to designing a bespoke kitchen extension in London, there are a number of things that we need to take into account. One of the most important factors we have to think about is lighting. Lighting has to be considered as early as possible, since electrical fittings need to be installed in the very first stages of the home extension build. Here, we’ll take a look at the benefits of kitchen lighting and the different kinds available. The…

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Could a Home Extension in London Earn You a Fortune Next Year?

It’s arguable that 2014 will be remembered as the year that house prices in London went barmy and properties as small as a single garage in West London are currently listed for hundreds of thousands of pounds. Of course, that’s not because it’s so much better at holding lawn mowers and bicycles than other garages. It’s because forward thinking property developers could snap it up for thousands, then transform it into a reasonably sized one bedroom apartment and get millions…

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