Who doesn’t love to have a peep inside other people’s houses! If you’re thinking of getting an extension but need some help to visualise what it could look like, we have found two very different north London extensions that shows just what can be done with a little extra square footage.

Highbury – Kitchen extension

This typical Highbury property underwent a big renovation that included a side return extension as well as a dormer loft conversion. By utilising what is often unused space at the side of the house, it’s possible to create a large open plan area that is more suited to modern family life.

In this build, the owners have created a modern sleek statement kitchen, which gives the room length and depth. The dark grey kitchen is a contrast to the natural light that floods through the flushed glazing installed above the kitchen units. The owners have used bright yellow appliances and furniture to give the room striking accents that pop. 

As this is a family space, there is a large table that is perfect for entertaining and bringing the family together on a day-to-day basis. The seating area in the corner is an intimate space that looks over the garden – perfect for a morning coffee.

The bi-folding doors bathe the room with natural light and bring the outdoors in. Perfect for warm summer days, bi-folding doors are a great way to bring a contemporary feel to your home and blurs the lines between the kitchen and the garden – ideal for entertaining.

Adding an extension is not just about adding square footage and potentially adding value to your property, its about creating a space that enhances you and your family’s lifestyle. For more information about this build click here.

Islington – two story extension

Space in London comes at a premium and living in modest homes, with not such a modest price tag, is the norm for many. However, even if you own a flat, maisonette or a duplex, it can sometimes be possible to gain the space you need with an extension.

This extension in Islington changed a one-bedroom duplex into a two bed flat with an all new kitchen/diner and bathroom. Unlike many of our builds, where we are adding a kitchen extension, this time it’s the bedroom that opens up into the garden. The bi-folding doors merge the indoor and outdoors spaces and the contemporary courtyard garden gives the room an intimate feel. The end-to-end doors bring in plenty of natural light and the lightwells inserted into the internal wall stops the room from feeling boxy.

The creation of a kitchen-diner has given a focal point to the house. The dining area is lit up by a skylight that gives the ceiling height as well as bringing in light. The sash windows are in keeping with the flat’s heritage as a Victorian house. For many, especially those with a family, a kitchen diner is a desirable feature that can add value as well as be a practical space.

With moving becoming ever more expensive in the capital, being smart with the space you already have can be the answer. Even small spaces can be transformed to meet you and your family’s changing needs. For more information on this build click here. If you want to add space to your home then contact Simply today for a free site survey

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