22 stunning house extension ideas to add valuable space

modern charred timber extension
(Image credit: Jean-Christophe Godet and Soup Architects)

The best house extension ideas will not only add the extra space required by the occupants of the property, but they should also enhance the existing spaces too. 

If you are planning on building an extension, then it is essential that you do your research in order to get a firm idea of the kind of design that will work best for you. While talking to an architect and taking notice of similar projects in your area will really help when it comes to whittling down your choices, our round up of inspiration projects should also help.  

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.