Simple yet beautiful home in Brettenwood:  Patios by CA Architects

14 home extensions that show what's possible (without having to rebuild!)

Aqeelah Bawa-Osman Aqeelah Bawa-Osman
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So your compact home is starting to feel a bit too cramped for your growing family, and you're considering adding some extra room to solve the never-ending problem of too many people and too little space? Well, today we show that change is much more possible than you might have thought. The 14 home extensions included in this feature didn't require a major construction. Whether you'd like to enhance your living room, make your patio a bit more private or opt for a conservatory to house your greenery, then the collection of architects featured here ensure that you will find some useful ideas.

1. The balcony on top

Enhancing the floor space of your home with a creative extension such as this will definitely make your home more interesting, and the balcony on the rooftop is a bonus zone to chill in the sun.

2. One with the outdoors

modern Dining room by A1 Lofts and Extensions
A1 Lofts and Extensions

Teddington Kitchen Extension

A1 Lofts and Extensions

The extension of this interior allows the living space to enjoy serenity, while the outdoors can be accessed via the simple sliding doors.

3. Undercover

classic Houses by TOTUS
TOTUS

New life for a 1920s home—extension and full renovation, Thames Ditton, Surrey

TOTUS

From this angle we see how the extension of the home now has a simple undercover area. Just step inside for a cosy atmosphere or visit the outdoors for some greenery.

4. Useful space

The extension here was previously an underutilised terrace, but since the revamp the open plan interior is brighter and more comfortable.

5. At the same height

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ArchitectureLIVE

Extension & Refurbishment of 1960s House in West Sussex

ArchitectureLIVE

The addition to this home welcomes natural light from all angles, and with the walls at a similar height to the main house, the extension has a mezzanine level too.

6. Private space

The addition to this home includes blinds to shield the inhabitants from prying eyes or the harsh midday sun.

7. Glazed

modern Conservatory by Style Within
Style Within

Diner in Glass Side extension

Style Within

An extension made up of glazing is a simple idea to add space and maximise sunshine.

8. Excellent extension

classic Conservatory by Hampton Windows
Hampton Windows

Hardwood Lean Too Conservatory

Hampton Windows

A conservatory that is almost the same size as the home, now that's an excellent idea for an unused outdoor area.

9. Pretty addition

classic Conservatory by Hampton Windows
Hampton Windows

Hardwood Conservatory

Hampton Windows

It may be small in stature compared to this grand home, but the glass extension will be a comfort on a warm summer night.

10. Mirrored

classic Conservatory by Hampton Windows
Hampton Windows

Hardwood Conservatory

Hampton Windows

This is another look at a glass extension, but this time the shape bears a striking resemblance to the architecture of the house, making it appear like a cute, mini sidekick. 

11. Lookout

classic Conservatory by Vale Garden Houses
Vale Garden Houses

Kitchen Extension Conservatory on a Country Home

Vale Garden Houses

Enjoy the sight of the gorgeous garden from the comfort of this lovely room surrounded by fresh air and glazing.

12. Think thatch

Thatch Lapa over veranda at Residential Home:  Patios by Cintsa Thatching & Roofing
Cintsa Thatching & Roofing

Thatch Lapa over veranda at Residential Home

Cintsa Thatching & Roofing

With a thatched roof addition to your home has that island style appeal, you'll always think you're on vacation.

13. The deck

Simple yet beautiful home in Brettenwood:  Patios by CA Architects
CA Architects

Simple yet beautiful home in Brettenwood

CA Architects

Extend the home and add a wooden deck for those sweltering summer evenings, and enjoy a picnic under the stars.

14. Braai it up

There's no better way to use your home extension, then as a cool braai area for family and friends to enjoy. If you enjoyed these ideas, you might like to take a look at: 15 simple ideas that will make your entrance look beautiful.

Would you consider an extension for your home?
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