Building an Extension: How to Plan, Budget and Manage Your Project

white kitchen diner extension with island and dining table
(Image credit: c/o KeDesign)

Building an extension isn't a one size fits all affair. Your build journey will be unique to you and your home so it's important to plan and manage it well for it to be successful.

Each extension will have its own criterion, whether you opt for a wrap around extension, a glazed single or two-storey extension, but there are some key details to get right, whatever your project. 

Michelle Guy

Michelle was Homebuilding & Renovating magazine's Deputy Editor. With an editorial career spanning more than 18 years, Michelle spent time working on educational magazines and websites until her career took an exciting turn into the world of homes and interiors. Working on sister titles Real Homes and Period Living, she then joined the Homebuilding team in November 2018. 

She’s just completed her second kitchen renovation project and bathroom renovation, armed with an ever-growing knowledge of homebuilding advice and design inspo (and a Pinterest board or two, of course).