Before and After: Dated Semi Transformed by a Modern Rear Extension

 a modern rear extension to a property
(Image credit: Mo Photo c/o Ke-design)

When we bought the house in 2016 it was a three-bedroom semi that we thought had the potential to work for us as our family grew. We knew if we were going to stay we would need to do something to add more space. 

The house had a tiny kitchen and an old conservatory that was only usable for three months of the year. I also have two girls who are just becoming teenagers and when our son was born we knew we needed another bedroom, so we began talking with architects and designers to see what was possible. 

Amy Reeves

Assistant Editor Amy began working for Homebuilding & Renovating in 2018. She has an interest in sustainable building methods and always has her eye on the latest design ideas. Amy has interviewed countless self builders, renovators and extenders about their experiences for Homebuilding & Renovating magazine. She is currently renovating a mid-century home, together with her partner, on a DIY basis, and has recently fitted her own kitchen.