For those looking to improve, and not move, extending your property as part of an internal (and often external) remodel can offer the additional space you need and create a more attractive home.

If you’re hoping to introduce a contemporary addition to the rear or side of your home, these examples listed below are sure to offer plenty of design ideas and inspiration to get you started.

1. A Futuristic Design

Modern extension to coastal home

Arts & Crafts meets futuristic fantasy with this modern addition and its wing-like roof from Stan Bolt Architect.

2. A Glass Box Extension

Glass extension by AR design studio

Frameless glazing sits alongside period brickwork in this stunning project designed by Hampshire-based practice AR Design Studio.

3. A Victorian Home Extended

Two modern extensions increase the living space in this Victorian home

Two modern ground floor box-out extensions, designed by architect and homeowner Nils Feldmann, have increased the living space in this Victorian home, and contrast against the existing brickwork.

4. A 1930s Home Extended

A modest rear extension to this semi-detached home offers the extra space the growing family needed

A modest rear extension to this 1930s semi-detached home offers the extra space the growing family needed, while keeping within a tight budget.

5. A Cantilevered Addition

A barn conversion benefits from a cantilevered extension

A dynamic new cantilevered extension connects with this original stone barn, forming an angular and quirky stepped layout inside and providing a spectacular master bedroom space.

6. A Flat Roof Extension

A grey fibre board cement clad extension in Hamsphire by AR Design Studio

A flat roof rear extension designed by AR Design Studio houses a large kitchen diner and opens up the ground floor of this Hampshire home. A second two-storey side extension, clad in the same London stock brick as the existing property, houses a utility at ground level and a new master suite above.

7. A Series of Contemporary Bolt-Ons

A series of contemporary extensions have been added to this farmhouse

A collection of contemporary extensions designed by Paper Igloo, clad in timber and Cor-ten steel and connected by glazed links, has been added to an old farmhouse.

8. A Bungalow Transformed

A ground floor extension and loft conversion have transformed this house into a modern home

A far cry from the existing dated red-brick bungalow, the homeowners here added a single-storey extension and internal and external remodel to create a California-style home.

9. A True Wrap-Around Concept

A curved extension has been added to an historic building

Thanks to the vision of Ellis Williams Architects, a convex two-storey extension with glass façade wraps around this listed water tower.

10. A Box-Out Addition

Contrasting cladding materials meet in this modern extension project

From bungalow to brilliant — this timber frame first floor addition with contrasting cladding boasts wow-factor.

11. A Timber Triumph

A contemporary timber and render extension has been added to a period home

Designed by Beam Cottage Architect, a new glazed link offers a transition between this period cottage and its modern rear, complete with a dramatic timber first floor box.

12. From Chalet Bungalow to Chalet Style

A bungalow in Worcestershire has been transformed into a chalet-style home

A dramatic first floor extension, complete with covered balcony has turned this bungalow into a chalet-style home that wouldn’t look out of place in a luxury ski resort.

13. A Large Addition

Extension designed by Matt Maisuria Architects

This impressive modern extension completed by Matt Maisuria Architects almost doubles the size of the existing home.

14. A Basement Extension

Victorian Terrace extension by Riach Architects

A stylish basement extension designed by Riach Architects offers open plan family space to a Victorian terrace in Oxford.

15. A Steel-Clad Extension

Steel-clad extension by AndrewMcAvoy Chartered Architect

This double-height Cor-ten steel-clad wedge by Andrew McAvoy of Retool Architecture offers striking contrast to a granite steading.

16. A New Bedroom Corridor

Single storey extension by Dan Brill Architects

A post-war property has been expanded thanks to a unique timber-clad corridor of bedrooms designed by Dan Brill Architects.

17. A Two-Storey Addition

Two-storey bungalow extension by Matt Maisuria Architects

A boring bungalow becomes a Modernist masterpiece thanks to a two storey additio by Matt Maisuria Architects.

18. A Farmhouse Extended

Larch and steel extension by Room Architects

A larch and stainless steel wing by Room Architects offers a dynamic contrast to this period farmhouse — and proof of just how these older agricultural buildings can be transformed.

19. A Glass Basement Addition

Glazed extension by Belsize Architects

This glazed box designed by Belsize Architects proves that extensions do not have to be huge to make a visual impact.

20. A Glazed Side Extension

Glass extension by AR design studio

Shards of glass lend to the futuristic feel of this flat-roof addition to a Victorian home, designed by Coffey Architects.

21. A Timber Box Extension

A 1970s home extended by PAD Studio

A new timber frame box linked via glazed panels from PAD Studio renders this 1970s home unrecognisable.

22. A Multi-Storey Tower

Multi-storey timber extension by 51% Studios

Adding interest, this multistorey timber tower rear designed by 51% Studios sits above a new light-filled base, offering increased accommodation.

23. A Jagged Addition

Grey rendered and timber clad extensions by AR Design Studio

A series of jagged boxes set off from one another – one grey rendered, one timber clad – offers a splash of modern style, designed by AR Design Studio.

24. A Glass Link

Glazed corridor extension by Emrys Architects

This functional, frameless glazed link by Emrys Architects connects three buildings to form one home.

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