News / 16 November, 2018

10 inspiring house extension exterior ideas

You love your home – that’s why you bought it. But lately it’s been feeling a little too snug and you’re dreaming of some extra space. We’ve been there, but the solution doesn’t have to involve moving! So delete that estate agent’s number, close that property site and take a look at some of these incredibly creative things you can do with a home extension.

Glass Box House Extension

This glass box extension is the epitome of modernist style – we love the idea of creating a bright, spacious kitchen like this one. Just imagine the sunrise surrounding you as you cook breakfast, or watching the snow fall as you keep toasty with a hot chocolate. Double glazing provides protection from the elements, and sliding doors ensure it doesn’t get too hot in summer.

Multi-dimensional house extension

The only limit to what you can achieve with your house extension is your imagination – as proved by this house which looks as though it could appear in an abstract art gallery! The differing dimensions, contrasting textures and sloping roof are guaranteed to stand out from the neighbours!

Open plan patio extension

Winter is here in London, and it might feel like we’ll never see the sun again, but have faith! Summer will be back and if it’s anything like the one we just had, you’ll want an amazing outdoor home space to enjoy it in. This open plan extension is perfect for the host with the most – just imagine the parties you could throw in that garden!

House extension with black wood panelling

If there’s been one stand-out home extension trend of 2018, this is it. Black wood panelling is seriously in vogue right now! The dark colour makes a dramatic statement, especially when contrasted against the property. Monochrome is always a winner; the clean lines and stark polarity of this extension help it to achieve a minimalist style that won’t be going out of fashion any time soon.

House extension with terrace

Why not utilise the space on top of a flat-roofed extension and create your own outdoor terrace? Fill it with patio furniture and you’ve got the ideal spot to while away summer days and warm nights, particularly if you’re short on garden space. The glass boundary around the roof of this extension provides security whilst looking super stylish!

Curved house extension

You might be used to seeing straight lines and structures on British properties, but why play by the rules? A curved extension looks absolutely show-stopping and is a great way of utilising awkward spaces where a traditional extension might not work.

Traditional brickwork extension with a contemporary twist

Sometimes you just can’t beat the classics. Traditional style has a way of coming back around so why not take it back to basics with classic brickwork on your house extension? But it’s always good to get experimental – these triple doors give this extension an unusual twist that looks striking from the outside.

Double storey house extension

If you’ve decided to extend your home, why not go all out? Create double the space with a double storey extension. Embrace the use of natural light by adding full length vertical windows like this one, for a light, airy effect across both floors.

House extension with rendering

The home extension for the perfectionist who likes things neat, smooth and just right. Aside from looking fabulous, rendering your house extension has all kinds of added benefits; like protecting your brickwork from wind and rain and providing insulation, which means keeping energy bills down. Consider mixing up colours for a wacky, eye-catching design.

Rustic wooden house extension

A modern take on countryside living. Classic wood panelling is a great way to achieve a rustic look, even on a city home. We love this eccentric wooden extension and decking, especially the quirky garden window and accessories.

Loving these ideas? Turn that envy into inspo – book your home extension consultation today.

News / 24 October, 2018

What’s hot: upcoming interior trends for loft conversions

Thinking of a loft conversion but need some interior inspiration? Here are the key trends to take you through to 2019 ahead of the style curve.

Bohemian Attic

Lofts are the original boho space. Think laid-back California style – wooden flooring, patterned textiles and hipster artwork. If there’s one room in the house that gives you the freedom to embrace your inner hippie, the loft is it. Bohemian style is timeless, but update this classic look for 2019 with contemporary twists like exposed lightbulbs and swinging chairs. Display a retro record player and vinyl albums to create an eye-catching feature with a vintage 1970s look.


Monochrome is a big hitter in the style stakes, and it doesn’t appear to be going away any time soon. For 2019 it’s all about bold, dramatic contrasts. We love this elegant black feature wall and door! A lack of colour doesn’t have to be boring – keep your interior exciting by mixing up patterns and textures to create an effortlessly modern loft space.


You’ve heard the saying less is more; but when it comes to indoor foliage, forget it! Give your loft a burst of life – quite literally – by adding vibrant house plants. Not only do they look beautiful, the benefits of housing indoor plants include cleaning and oxygenating the air. Style-wise, the more unkempt the better. Hanging baskets of overgrown green leaves are particularly on trend, and look great against minimalist decor.

Countryside Retreat

With a space this cosy, you might want to hibernate in the loft all winter! Exposed beams and rustic woodwork create the basis for maximum snugness, especially when combined with thick carpets, fluffy blankets and heaps of pillows. Think countryside lodge – even in the hustle and bustle of the city. You may not have a roaring fire, but you’ll be so toasty in here you won’t even mind.

Freestanding Bathtubs

Ever thought about transforming your loft space into a luxurious extra bathroom? Striking freestanding bathtubs are a huge trend, and when added to a loft conversion can create the ultimate relaxation room. When utilised properly, lofts can provide escapism from the stresses of everyday life – just close the door, light a few candles and drift away. Alternatively, a bathtub could form the basis of a romantic hideaway suite for you and your partner.

Scandinavian Style

In Scandinavia, minimalism is key. This ethos works especially well in loft conversions as it creates the illusion of a bigger space, whilst a cluttered loft can feel cramped. Top tips for achieving the Scandinavian look are: neutral colour palettes, bright lighting, clever storage and clean lines. In short, take the idea of a dusty old loft and turn it completely on its head.

Modern black bathrooms

Black may not be the first colour that springs to mind for your bathroom, but think again in 2019! A few splashes of black against more traditional bathroom colours makes for a stunning contrast in your en-suite. It works particularly well on metals – think taps, showers, storage shelves – to create an industrial look that’s bang on trend for the new year. Featuring hints of black in your wall or flooring patterns is another fabulous way to incorporate this trend. It’s time to forget everything you thought you knew about black. Dark and dingy? Never!

Botanical beauty

It’s a well-known fact that plants are good for the soul – whether they’re real, faux, or even just printed on the wallpaper! Don’t worry if you haven’t got green fingers; botanical prints can add a fun twist to the most minimalist rooms. From monochrome to neon, big to small, this trend can work anywhere. Why not try juxtaposing colours and textiles against one another? Framed botanical wall art contrasted against leafy bedsheets and cushions will create a striking focal point in your loft bedroom


Vintage furnishings

Vintage style might feel tricky to curate, but don’t be put off. The trick to avoid looking like a mismatched jumble sale is to stick to pieces from the same era. For instance, 1970s vintage is totally on trend for 2019, and with just a few carefully chosen staple pieces you can transform your London loft conversion to a bohemian San Francisco style attic. And the best part? You can pick up vintage pieces for a total steal from plenty of London markets, so keep your eyes peeled and you can start your collection right away!

Dark exteriors

As the saying goes, it’s what’s on the inside that counts… but when it comes to a loft conversion, the outside is pretty important too! Dark exterior walls on a loft conversion are one of the hottest design trends for 2019, with black rendering or wooden panelling proving popular. Black makes a dramatic statement, especially when contrasted against the rest of the property – and the neighbours. It’s one way to stand out from the crowd, that’s for sure!

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