Architects share 10 ways to add wow factor to an extension

open plan kitchen diner and living room with dark wood floor
(Image credit: Transform Architects)

Adding wow factor to your extension will really enhance your everyday experience of living in your home, adding visual interest and tonnes of individuality — and it need not come at great expense either. 

When building an extension there are plenty of simple ways to inject your home with wow factor, as well as those that will really benefit from the input of an architect or interior designer.

Natasha Brinsmead

Natasha is Homebuilding & Renovating’s Associate Content Editor and has been a member of the team for over two decades. An experienced journalist and renovation expert, she has written for a number of homes titles. Over the years Natasha has renovated and carried out a side extension to a Victorian terrace. She is currently living in the rural Edwardian cottage she renovated and extended on a largely DIY basis, living on site for the duration of the project. She is now looking for her next project — something which is proving far harder than she thought it would be.