13 side extension ideas to maximise living space and add kerb appeal

oak frame side extensions to rendered cottage
(Image credit: Nikhilesh Haval)

These side extension ideas offer inspiration for clever ways to add more space to a home, and go to prove that where you have multiple options for extending out, a side extension may well be your best bet. 

Whether you want a single or two-storey house extension, the available options are incredibly varied. Plus a side extension can be contrasting and bold or sympathetic and subtle — creating great kerb appeal either way. 

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.

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