House Extensions

Discover easy ways to create more living space and add value to your property with an extension. Whether you extend your home upwards, outwards or into your garden, find out from Grand Designs how you can transform your home and take advantage of the latest permitted property development rights.

Extensions

by Caroline Rodrigues

September 21, 2020

Tour this Corten steel-clad rear extension in Hampshire

Architect Adam Knibb designed a snug with its own staircase, lifting this rear extension out of the ordinary. Image: Martin Gardner Adam Knibb was briefed by…
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Kitchen extension ideas to improve your home

If you're considering a kitchen extension, this handy guide takes you from planning and design ideas through to a detailed timeline for your project.
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Inside a London home extension inspired by Japanese tea houses

This stylish home extensions takes inspiration from a Japanese Shoji screen
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Inside a re-imagined London maisonette with a sunken garden

By excavating the garden, these homeowners were able to reimagine their homes internal space.
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Colourful exposed steels uplift this modern kitchen extension

This kitchen extension design uses exposed bright yellow steel beams to create an uplifting atmosphere.
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Planning a basement extension: what you need to know

A basement extension can be costly and difficult, but it also provides amazing opportunities for increasing the space your home has to offer.
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Top self build highlights at Grand Designs Live 2019 hosted by Kevin McCloud

Find top experts, specialist exhibitors and a wealth of inspiration for your self-build or renovation project all under one roof.
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4 real extensions that blur the lines of in and outdoors

These modern extensions have design features that emphasise the space opening out onto glorious gardens.
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A two-storey extension with an optical illusion 'floating' pod

Explore this creative two-storey extension which uses an exterior cladding as a decorative finish inside.
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How to plan a wraparound home extension

Combining a rear and side extension requires specific planning and research, but can pay dividends in adding space to your home.
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Period property extensions: how to blend old and new

Enhance the special character of an old home with a beautifully designed extension
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How to brief a builder on a home renovation project

Before you start your build, lay the foundations with a strong brief to your builder. Here's how...
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Discover this cottage extension with a difference

Take a look at this impressive cottage extension made from wood and salvaged materials.

Building an extension on your existing property is a great way to add extra living space to your home as well as increase its value. Extending your home is a popular way of adding more space to your property, so you don’t have to incur the costs of moving house.