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How has Brexit affected the home improvement market?

London has not only seen a property boom of late, it has also experienced an explosion in home improvement projects. Extensions have long since been a popular way for Londoners to increase space and create modern, family friendly spaces. However, with the UK voting in favour of Brexit, what does this mean for the home improvement industry in London? It’s still early days and though much has happened since the result was announced on 24th June, what will happen in…

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How to make the most of open plan living?

When homeowners opt for an extension, many use it to create an open plan space in their home. Open plan has adorned magazines and interior TV shows for some time – it’s like the jeans of the interior world, no matter what the latest trends are, open plan is always at the party. So why has it endured for so long and how do you make the most of open plan living? While the idea of open plan living has…

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A guide to timber cladding your extension

With the popularity of programs such as Grand Designs and George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces, timber cladding is now firmly back in fashion. Why timber clad your extension? Timber cladding can be a design statement, an insulation protector and a sustainable building material – especially if locally sourced wood is used. If you are building a timber framed extension, timber cladding can be a cheap and lightweight build compared to masonry. Hugo Tugman, founder of Architect Your Home and Interior Your…

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How to create indoor outdoor space with an extension

‘Indoor outdoor spaces’ is the buzz word of the moment in interior and garden design. However, this is not just a fad, it’s a great way to gain more space and light into your home. The UK has been slow to embrace designing their homes to incorporate indoor/outdoor spaces. Some postmodern houses built in the 60s-70s did incorporate the idea and it has been popular among self-builders, but it has never really taken off in the main stream. In the…

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Top home Trends for Spring/Summer 2016

The long winter nights are getting shorter and shorter by the day so it’s time to come out of hibernation and reinvigorate your home with the latest trends for Spring/Summer 2016. Pink Pink is not just for three-year-olds who are going through a princess phase and this is not about bubble gum and hot pink. Grey-pink or dusty pink – the colour of flamingos or of early sunsets that’s what we’re talking about. This whimsical shade works well on a…

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Which home extension type is right for you?

The type of home extension you go for generally depends on a couple of factors – what you need the extension forand how much space you have to extend into. At Simply Extend, we believe that both of these factors are important but what you actually need the extension for just nudges into first place. Ultimately it will be this need that motivates you to look into London home extensions in the first place and that will dictate what you…

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Top kitchen trends for 2016

Many London home extensions are built in order to house brand new kitchens, creating much-needed living space for growing families and many people take the opportunity to create a completely bespoke space that fulfils all of their needs. Whether it’s state-of-the-art appliances, generous space or beautiful design, Simply Extend can help you to create the kitchen extension of your dreams. To help you decide on your perfect kitchen, we’ve hunted down some of the must-have kitchen trends of 2016. Open…

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A guide to underfloor heating

  Underfloor heating is a great way to add warmth to your new London home extension without radiators using up valuable wall and floor space. But which type to choose for your project? At Simply Extend, we’ve put together a quick guide to what you need to know about underfloor heating. There are two main types of underfloor heating system. The most common is wet underfloor heating. This uses your boiler to warm up water and then pumps heat through…

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Kitchens to Entertain In

As Christmas approaches we all start thinking about how we can transform our London homes into fantastic spaces for entertaining with plenty of room for that dream kitchen, perhaps in an open plan layout with a beautiful dining area where guests can mingle and chat before sitting down to dinner. That being said, not everyone has the luxury of space to create a kitchen for entertaining, which is where a London home extension from Simply Extend can come in useful.…

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Home extension door choices

When you’re planning your home extension in London, you’ll spend a lot of time thinking about what you’ll be able to do inside that new space. Whether it’s deciding on the fixtures and fittings for your new kitchen or the soft furnishings for your new lounge area, you’re bound to devote a lot of time to cutting pictures out of magazines, collecting swatches and browsing shops. You may not spend quite as much time, however, thinking about how you’ll connect…

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