Semi detached extension ideas for London houses

Semi detached extension ideas for London houses

As the semi-detached homes are the most commonly found type of property in London, the people are opting for an extension to their existing building. Semi-detached houses make up 32% of all housing stock in the glorious city. The considerable majority of semis, as they are also called, were constructed between 1945 and 1964 to facilitate the housing storage following the war.

As the semi-detached homes are the most commonly found type of property in London, the people are opting for an extension to their existing building. Semi-detached houses make up 32% of all housing stock in the glorious city. The considerable majority of semis, as they are also called, were constructed between 1945 and 1964 to facilitate the housing storage following the war.

Since semi-detached houses make ideal family homes, they are still built today.

Usually, most semi-detached properties include a garden and a room to one side of the property. It makes them ideal for rear and side return extensions. Mostly, you are able to build two-storey extensions if you like.

Kitchen extension for a semi-detached London home

If you want the house extension in order to have a bigger kitchen, you can get it done by following multiple ways. You may extend to the side of your property, build a rear kitchen extension. Or, you can do it as part of a two-storey extension. You can even combine all three into one project.

The most cost-effective way of grabbing some extra square footage in your property could be building to the side of your home. It is also known as a side return extension.

You may feel that that the area at the side of your home has not enough space. But you’ll be surprised at how much it can be open up by extending into this unused space. If you think the area is dark, you can easily install some skylights in the roof.

Rear extension for a semi-detached house

The rear extension is one of the most commonly used extensions, and an ideal way to create an open plan kitchen. This plan is perfect for families, and it creates an adjustable space for you, your family, and guests. Another benefit of a rear extension is that it can connect your covered area to your garden in a natural way. You can go for wall-to-wall bi-folding doors in order to create the ideal indoor-outdoor space. It is also great to allow plenty of natural light in the house.

While creating a rear extension, either you can choose to blend it moderately, or you can design to juxtapose with something modern. Many designers and architects have a difference of opinion on whether or not the extension should be wholly distinctive and stand out against the original building.

Indeed, the decision about the type of extension always depends on the owner of the property. However, there are pros and cons to each aspect.

Open plan living

Extensions are an ideal way to create open-plan spaces. Open plans have gained in popularity since the 50s and 60s. Thanks to the American architect Frank Lloyd Wright, who first devised open plan living which is characterised by its more flexible use of space. Usually, in an extension, an open plan space will comprise a kitchen area, dining area, in addition to a lounge space with a space for a sofa and a TV. With changing times, we demand more of our home, expecting it to fit with our changing requirements. Homeworking and a growing family are the reasons enough to justify an extension. Building an open plan space can help to fulfil these needs besides giving you and your property various other benefits, including letting in more natural light. More importantly, it may also add value to your property.


   

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