6 Ways to Add an Extra Bedroom Without Extending

BVDS architects added an extra bedroom to this london home
(Image credit: French + Tye for Bradley Van Der Straeten Architecs)

If your family is starting to outgrow your existing home, adding an extra bedroom can be an excellent way to avoid the hassle and expense of moving. However, extending your home isn’t necessarily the only way to create another room to your property. 

Instead, consider if you’ve exploited the space you have already to its full potential. From reconfiguring the layout to converting existing areas, there may be ways your home can grow to accommodate more sleeping space to meet your wants and needs. 

Hugh Metcalf

Hugh is editor of sister title Livingetc.com and former digital editor of homebuilding.co.uk. He has worked on a range of home, design and property magazines, including Grand Designs, Essential Kitchens, Bathrooms, Bedrooms and Good Homes. Hugh has developed a passion for modern architecture and green homes, and moonlights as an interior designer, having designed and managed projects ranging from single rooms to whole house renovations and large extensions. He's currently renovating his own Victorian terrace in Essex, DIYing as much of the work as possible. He's recently finished his kitchen renovation, which involved knocking through walls, and landscaping a courtyard garden, and is currently working on a bathroom renovation.