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Top Design Tips for your Summer Kitchen Extension

Quite often, the kitchen isn’t just used as a place to cook and store food but is used as the focal point of the house, the room where the whole family gathers and the place to be at parties. The finished result of a spacious kitchen that swims in natural light and can also be used as a dining room is quite often worth the blood sweat and tears that extensions can bring. However, it’s one thing deciding to go…

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How to open up your North London kitchen extension

Beautiful, open-plan kitchens with glazing to a rear garden is a hugely popular way to enlarge and enhance a home amongst our customers at Simply Extend. However, when it comes to choosing the windows or doors that lead to your garden, the range of choice can be a little overwhelming. So, our experts at Simply Extend have put together some tips to help you find the right choice for your North London extension. Bi-folding glazed doors Bi-folding doors can create…

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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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How to maximise natural light within your home extension

Natural light is fundamental to our wellbeing, but so often our homes severely lacking in it, creating dark gloomy spaces that do nothing for our state of mind. However, when you come to remodel or redesign your home, you are given the perfect opportunity to look at ways to bring more light in. Here we run through some of the obvious, and less obvious ways to create a light-filled home, and tell you how to do it. Glass The use…

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Rachel Khoo’s North London Home Renovation

Back in Summer 2017, the star of BBC’s Little Parisian Kitchen and Editor-in-Chief of Khoollect Magazine; Rachel Khoo, asked our experts here at Simply Extend to help her renovate and extend her ground floor apartment. The premise of the renovation was simple; to transform the 52sqm Victorian terrace into a multi-purpose family home, that has both comfort at style at its core, whilst still being adaptable enough to double up as an office space and creative studio. Living Area Extension…

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5 ways to create the perfect party kitchen

More and more London residents are considering adding an extension to their home. It can be a fantastic investment for any property and help to increase its overall value, especially at a time when house prices in the capital are expected to fluctuate thanks to the uncertainty surrounding Brexit and other economic factors. Extending your property isn’t just a sound financial investment. It can also go a long way to improving your overall living conditions and giving your social life…

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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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What glass to use in a new extension?

When it comes to extensions, many of our clients want light-filled open plan rooms, which connect to their outside space. It is also important to ensure that light still gets into the interior of the house. This is easy to achieve with well-placed skylights, bi-folding doors and floor to ceiling windows. But what is the best glass to achieve light and airy spaces and how do you stop your new extension turning into a green house? Glass for Skylights and…

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Top Tips for Planning an Extension

Moving in London has become a less attractive prospect as the years have gone by; a perfect mix of rising property prices, expensive moving fees and high stamp duty has led to a trend of improving not moving. If you need more space in your house then an extension might be just what you need. Here are our top tips for planning an extension in London. Type of extension One of the first things you need to think about is…

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Flat Roof Extension

Flat roof extensions are one of the most common forms of home extensions in the UK. This is because they are generally easier to build, and are thus cheaper, than pitched roofs. Another reason flat roofs are popular is that they can give a more contemporary feel. However, there are disadvantages, such as a high level of maintenance and it does limit the height of your new extension’s ceiling. Flat roofs are ideal for small structures as they save space…

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