Extending adds space and value to a property and could be a cheaper option than moving. With a two storey extension proving particularly cost effective, it could be worth upgrading a planned single storey extension.
1. Two storey oak frame extension
The design brief: The owners of this stone-built farmhouse, located in a small town between Carmarthen and Lampeter, in west Wales, tasked oak frame design-and-build specialist Arboreta with creating more space. The oak frame extension was designed to take in views with a sunroom downstairs and bedroom above.
Lots of glazing was incorporated while maintaining a look that was sympathetic to the period style of the home. A similar oak-framed extension would cost around £35,000.
2. Two storey glazed extension
3. Treehouse inspired two storey extensions
4. Inside-outside space
5. Statement extension
6. Brickwork contrast
7. Two-storey glass box extension
8. Minimalist two storey extension
The design brief: Architect Your Home was chosen to design this extension (below) in keeping with the street scene for this house in Surrey. The owners wanted a modern style with white rendered walls and sliding doors. Built in place of the garage, the extension creates a home office, utility room and large kitchen that opens out onto the dining room and garden. Upstairs, two new bedrooms were created.
Two storey atrium extension
The design brief: To connect the two distinct areas of their Swansea home, the owners commissioned this extension (below) in the form of a glass atrium from Apropos. The stunning double-height design mirrors the roof pitch of the main building sections, to bridge the two wings of the house. The light-filled space is used as an entrance hall and quiet living area that allows the garden to be enjoyed all year.
Classic garden room
The design brief: A desire for more living space led the owners of this Bristol property to contact Vale Garden Houses, which created an extension that adds a garden room off the existing downstairs living space and an enlarged kitchen-diner above; a roof lantern ensures the room is filled with natural light. Local stone was sourced to match the main building, with traditional timber used for the frame, incorporating decorative mouldings and classical columns. Sliding sash windows ensure continuity with the existing house.
Slimline two storey extension
Complete two storey makeover