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Old house, new home: how restructuring your home can rejuvenate your period property

From Georgian townhouses, to Victorian terraces and Edwardian semis, London is full of period houses. However, while they were perfect for their time, families have changed and how we use our homes is also different. Channel 4’s George Clarke shows us all what can be done with a bit of imagination and vision, in his show Old House New Home. The programme follows home owners who completely overhaul their period properties to make them work for today’s lifestyles. At Simply…

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How to get more space in your London home without moving to a new house

  Space in our homes has become a hot topic of late, particularly in London where space is at a premium. Led by the proliferation of so-called rabbit hutch homes, how much space we have in our houses has become a political hot potato. According to the Royal Institute of British Architects; “a lack of space has been shown to have an impact on the basic lifestyle needs that many people take for granted, such as having enough space to…

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Extension ideas: Take inspiration from our top house extensions

An extension especially in London can be a great way to create more space and open-up your property. It can transform a house into an efficient and functional home that works for all the family. There are a number of ways to extend your home; you can opt for a rear kitchen extension, side return extension, wrap-around extension or a double story extension. The type of extension you may need will depend on the type of property you have, budget…

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Get into outdoor living with an extension

Creating a space that merges the line between the indoors and outdoors has become increasingly popular choice for homeowners. Inspired by TV shows such as Grand Designs and George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces, bringing the outdoors in is a great way to make even small spaces feel larger. If you’re looking for inspiration for an extension to your London home, take a look at our list of top tips for outdoor living. Bi-folding doors The most favoured way of bringing the…

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8 Reasons to choose a design and build specialist

With hundreds of design and build projects under our belt, here at Simply Extend we are the right people to ask why you should choose a design and build company to manage your project from concept to completion. Read on for  our top reasons as to why this system has enabled us to deliver so many successful projects over the years.  You work with one company With both design and construction in the hands of one firm, there is a…

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Glass Extensions & Glass Kitchen Extensions

As people want to extend and maximise the light in their home, glass extensions are becoming more and more popular with Londoners. They are a striking, beautiful and contemporary way to create more space, while seamlessly linking the outdoors to the indoors. The addition of bi folding doors can really open up your home to the garden and create a wonderful space for entertaining – just imagine summer BBQs where your guests can easily move between the garden and glass…

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London unique furniture

Where to go in London for unique furniture finds?

When embarking on a new extension, loft conversion, basement build or all three, you want to be able to fill your house with unique furnishings. London is full of independent shops, where you can find inexpensive treasures as well as budget-busting statement pieces. Below, we’ve listed our favourite places to find unique furniture in London. Aladdin’s Cave, St Johns, South East London Aladdin’s Cave is a warren of a shop, located on Loampit Hill in the South East London area…

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2017 London house extension inspiration

The trend for ‘improve not move’ looks set to carry on into 2017. With the cost of moving and house prices continuing to rise, it makes sense for London families to expand their current properties rather than move to a new one. If you’re thinking of getting an extension on your house take a look at our videos for some extension inspiration. Highbury, North London – Rear Kitchen Extension This Victorian home in Highbury, North London, underwent an extensive renovation;…

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utility room ideas

Utility Room Extension Ideas

Utility room extensions are fast becoming seen as an essential part of modern living. A utility room extension has practical and serviceable spaces, and offer a place to hide some of the more unsightly household chores. After all, do you want your guests to see a pile of dirty laundry or your underwear hanging up to dry? No, you don’t. “With the increase in open-plan living, we’ve noticed customers prefer to create a defined separation between their kitchen and utility…

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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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