Side return extensions are enjoying a huge growth in popularity amongst London families, due to their cost-effectiveness and the smaller scale nature of the job. They allow people to maximise their home’s space and value by simply using the space in the alleyway area at the side of their property.
Grow your home, keep your garden
Many families looking to create a London home extension are often hampered by the fact that their garden space is at a premium and they do not wish to reduce it. A side return extension, however, uses what is often dead space to the side of a property, opening up corridors, under-stairs space or other so-called ‘dead’ areas of the home so as to create one open space. While your home’s side alley may seem small, it can make a big difference to your interior dimensions.
Get the kitchen of your dreams
This makes side return extensions brilliant for creating contemporary open plan kitchen diners, perfect for entertaining and making more living space for a growing family – much more cost effective than moving house in London. It also offers an opportunity to redesign your kitchen (something Simply Extend and their partners can help with). You could opt for a luxury kitchen with a dining and living area that’s perfect for cooking while the kids play – and it’ll add value to your home too.
Side return extensions run along the length of the existing room, meaning you can flood the space with light from above using skylights. This means you’ll have a space filled with natural sunlight, making it bright and airy, particularly if you combine it with bi-folding doors or sliding doors that open out on to your patio or garden.
Save time and money
Because a side return extension is smaller than other types of home extension, it means that it’s also a much smaller job – while obviously allowing for variations in individual projects. A side return extension is a great option for London families who are pressed for time and don’t want building work to run on over a long period.
This smaller scale also means that a side return extension is cheaper than other forms of home extension, making it a vastly preferable option to moving house in terms of cost.
Simply Extend are experts in building side return extensions in London so contact us today to discuss your project and arrange a free site survey.