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25 Modest Extensions Perfect for British Summers

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Extensions don't have to be huge, contemporary structures that are unavoidable and dominate your whole garden. In fact, some of the best ones we see are wonderfully humble and subtle.

To celebrate these humble builds, we've compiled a list of twenty five suitably pretty ones that are more than ready for a little summer fun. With bi-folding doors and stunning skylights, these small extensions are ready and willing to make the most of the warmer, sunnier months. The question is, are you?

1. Wonderful in white

Orangery lounge extension : modern Conservatory by ROCOCO
ROCOCO

Orangery lounge extension

ROCOCO

2. Small but impactful

Single Storey Extension and Loft Conversion, Lance Rd: modern Houses by London Building Renovation
London Building Renovation

Single Storey Extension and Loft Conversion, Lance Rd

London Building Renovation

3. Blink and you'd miss it

4. Terrace adjacent for sunbathing

5. A cool retreat

Rural extension, Dorset, UK: modern Living room by Southpoint
Southpoint

Rural extension, Dorset, UK

Southpoint

6. Perfect for parties!

7. All the sun, none of the heat

Wandsworth Extension:   by Model Projects Ltd
Model Projects Ltd

Wandsworth Extension

Model Projects Ltd

8. Skylights for sunny afternoons

Marlborough Road - Extension to Single Room: modern Living room by Haydn Bennett Chartered Architect
Haydn Bennett Chartered Architect

Marlborough Road—Extension to Single Room

Haydn Bennett Chartered Architect

9. Natural and welcoming

10. Gorgeous with grey accents

11. A total sun trap

http://www.design-cubed.co.uk/projects/: modern Kitchen by Designcubed
Designcubed

http://www.design-cubed.co.uk/projects/

Designcubed

12. Garden-facing to admire your handiwork

House in Winchester: modern Garden by LA Hally Architect
LA Hally Architect

House in Winchester

LA Hally Architect

13. Glazed to perfection

14. Modular and modest!

Clapham North:   by PVA DEVELOPMENTS
PVA DEVELOPMENTS

Clapham North

PVA DEVELOPMENTS

15. Making great use of the space

Extension and renovation, Wimbledon SW19:  Terrace by TOTUS
TOTUS

Extension and renovation, Wimbledon SW19

TOTUS

16. Al fresco dining is a stone's throw away

Rear extension:  Sliding doors by GK Architects Ltd
GK Architects Ltd

Rear extension

GK Architects Ltd

17. White and wood always look good!

18. A splash of colour looks super summery

Double storey extension for artist in Bishopston, Bristol: modern Dining room by Dittrich Hudson Vasetti Architects
Dittrich Hudson Vasetti Architects

Double storey extension for artist in Bishopston, Bristol

Dittrich Hudson Vasetti Architects

19. A balcony for summer basking

20. Adjoining a spectacular patio

​kitchen rear extension ealing with pitched roof: modern Houses by nuspace
nuspace

​kitchen rear extension ealing with pitched roof

nuspace

21. Perfect, whatever the weather!

22. Underground but overly cool

23. Opened up to let the garden in

 Walls by homify
homify

light cube

homify

24. Secluded little spot!

Side extension build in timber frame: modern Houses by Affleck Property Services
Affleck Property Services

Side extension build in timber frame

Affleck Property Services

25. Heritage from the outside, super light on the inside

For more extension inspiration, take a look at this Ideabook: Better Than Your Average Home Extension.

Which of these extensions would work with your home?
Whitton Drive:  Terrace house by GK Architects Ltd

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