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 Hugh Metcalf

July 02, 2020

Colourful exposed steels uplift this modern kitchen extension

This architect's home engages with colour and texture to create a space that's a joy to live in.     Image: Will Scott Photography There's something…
how-to-plan-and-budget-for-a-basement-extension
Extensions

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.
indoor-outdoor-kitchen-spaces
Extensions

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.
proctor-shaw-floating-extension
Extensions

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.
how-to-plan-a-wraparound-home-extension
Extensions

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.
period-property-extensions
Extensions

Period property extensions: how to blend old and new

Enhance the special character of an old home with a beautifully designed extension
Kevins Column

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.
visit-award-winning-grand-designs-live-hosted-by-kevin-mccloud
 
 
how-to-brief-a-builder
Extensions

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...
1930s-home-transformation-permitted-development
Extensions

Take a look at the modern transformation of this 1930s home

Discover how architect Sean Ronnie Hill exploited permitted development rights in this 1930s self-build transformation.
discover-this-cottage-extension-with-a-difference
Extensions

Discover this cottage extension with a difference

Take a look at this impressive cottage extension made from wood and salvaged materials.
clever-ways-to-gain-an-extra-bedroom
Extensions

6 clever ideas for gaining an extra bedroom

From converting a loft to extending your property, consider these key ideas for adding an extra bedroom (and extra value) to your home.
werner-loft-ladders
Extensions

How loft ladders can make the most of your storage

Discover how you can make the most of your loft space with modern loft ladders that store away easily.
how-to-pay-for-a-home-extension
Extensions

How to pay for a home extension

Considering a home extension but still working out the figures? Have a read of our top tips on how to finance a home extension.

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.