Side return extension ideas: Give use to that awkward space beside a terrace

interior of a side return extension
(Image credit: Resi / HPH London)

Choosing side return extension ideas to create a moodboard or design brief for an architect or designer is a great starting point and, because this style of addition is extremely popular, there are lots of good designs to be inspired by. 

Side return house extensions can eke out every bit of potential from a terraced house, using often-wasted space without encroaching onto the garden. However, adding extra space with a house extension can be a costly and intrusive challenge, even when the extension is only small. So getting organised from the start with concepts, layouts and materials that will suit you and your lifestyle is key. 

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.