Inspiration: Amazing Extension Ideas

Putting an extension on your home is a great way to add space, light and value to your home.

However there a lot of things to consider when extending. And finding a great architect to guide you with your project is paramount to its success.

How can you maximise the space for your changing needs? How can you create something distinct, that also compliments the style of the existing property?

There are lots of questions to be contemplated and considered to help you arrive at the best design and layout for your extension.

So we wanted to share some amazing designs and details an extension can include and help you create the home you’ve always dreamed of.


Cool Contrasts – Consider contrasting a period property with a clean white, contemporary extension.


Climate Appropriate Materials – Think about sourcing unique, climate appropriate materials for both inside and outside your extension.


Dreamy Doors – For both light and space, large panoramic doors or full scale glass doors will add brightness and style to your extension.


Playful Shapes – As much as Architects love lines, your home doesn’t have to be a cube. Consider alternative playful shapes and how designing on a diagonal might suit and maximise the space.


Open Living – Another advantage of panoramic doors is the extension of space into outdoor areas. By fully opening doors at rear of the home the garden can become an additional living or dining space.


Let the Light in – Fit windows or glass in as many areas as possible using panoramic doors, sky lights etc.


Light Box – You can even create a full glass box extension as seen on this elegant classic style property. The juxtaposition of classic and contemporary styles works brilliantly.


Sunken Gardens – The presence of a garden can be a source of value on your home, so don’t sacrifice all of your garden space when extending your home. Creating a sunken garden is a great way to make use of your garden space. The various levels allow you to zone spaces for eating, relaxing, children playing etc.