​18 home extensions that are small and affordable

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​18 home extensions that are small and affordable

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Staggered Glulam Extension, 2016 Modern dining room by TAS Architects Modern
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We could all do with some extra space, whether it’s a bigger living room, a playpen for the kids, or a guest bedroom. But having said that, we could also do with those living costs falling a bit instead of rising.

Well no need to feel gloomy about the lack of space in your home and that limited budget, for today we showcase 18 home extensions that take both space and costs into consideration. Granted, these extensions won’t change the world, but they will definitely change how you view your house and its interior legroom.

Plus, through the use of simple layouts and cost-effective materials, these extensions won’t leave your budget shaken or shredded.

Take a look and see which one could be perfect for your house…

1. A full-width, shallow extension that feels so much bigger on the inside.

Single Storey Extension, Roxborough Rd II Modern houses by London Building Renovation Modern
London Building Renovation

Single Storey Extension, Roxborough Rd II

London Building Renovation

2. This add-on with its clear glass panes resembles a modern conservatory.

3. Although this wooden-clad extension is much cheaper, the style and look it flaunts is anything but.

4. This simple construction makes use of minimum walls, ensuring an abundance of natural light.

dining room Modern dining room by TAS Architects Modern Engineered Wood Transparent
TAS Architects

dining room

TAS Architects

5. That tiny yet eye-catching extension adds so much style to the exterior façade.

6. Simple construction and low-cost materials make this slightly bigger extension a definite bargain.

modern  by Phi  Architects, Modern
Phi  Architects

Rear Extension

Phi Architects

7. A micro extension like this one is perfect for when you want to add a simple seated area. A huge impact on your home, but not your budget.

Primrose Hill, House Extension by Jeff Kahane + Associates
Jeff Kahane + Associates

Primrose Hill, House Extension

Jeff Kahane + Associates

8. This easy timber-and-steel structure makes use of a simple design, yet fits in so perfectly with the main house’s style.

9. A simple brick-box design makes this extension super cheap and so easy to assemble.

Rear Elevation by ABN7 Architects
ABN7 Architects

Rear Elevation

ABN7 Architects

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10. Modest extensions like this are great value for money; the construction is simple, yet the extra space is invaluable.

Extension to a Grade II Listed Building by WHITTAKER DESIGN
WHITTAKER DESIGN

Extension to a Grade II Listed Building

WHITTAKER DESIGN

11. This flat-roof extension is perfectly matched to the main house – and without fancy glazing, the price is definitely a steal.

Single Storey Extension Reginald Road - Northwood Modern windows & doors by London Building Renovation Modern Aluminium/Zinc
London Building Renovation

Single Storey Extension Reginald Road—Northwood

London Building Renovation

12. Wood shingles can make an extension look truly high-end.

13. If all you need is a dash of extra room, a small sloping-roof rear porch could be perfect. It won’t cost as much as a full-width project.

Refurbishment and Ground Floor Extension, Cockfosters Classic style houses by RS Architects Classic
RS Architects

Refurbishment and Ground Floor Extension, Cockfosters

RS Architects

14. Got a tiny bit of room you could be putting to better use? This cute-and-clever, two-storey box build may be small, but is highly effective.

Side extension build in timber frame Modern houses by Affleck Property Services Modern
Affleck Property Services

Side extension build in timber frame

Affleck Property Services

15. This wooden extension adds space, yet also brings about so much modern style to the outside!

Dukes Avenue by Coupdeville
Coupdeville

Dukes Avenue

Coupdeville

16. A rear extension is usually quite small because of limited garden space, yet adds so much value to your house.

Double storey extension for artist in Bishopston, Bristol Modern dining room by Dittrich Hudson Vasetti Architects Modern
Dittrich Hudson Vasetti Architects

Double storey extension for artist in Bishopston, Bristol

Dittrich Hudson Vasetti Architects

17. Here we actually have two extensions, but they’re so small and seamless they simply melt into each other.

Glazed side return extensions in Bath Modern conservatory by Style Within Modern
Style Within

Glazed side return extensions in Bath

Style Within

18. A tiny extension such as this might gobble up lawn space, yet adds so much interior potential.

Fulham, London - rear extension, loft conversion and entire house renovation including inserting swimming pool by Zebra Property Group
Zebra Property Group

Fulham, London—rear extension, loft conversion and entire house renovation including inserting swimming pool

Zebra Property Group

Thinking of adding a tiny living room to your home? Better take a look at: How to Layout Your Small Living Room!

Which extension would you add to your house – and what would you use it for?
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