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21 hugely inspiring small British home extensions

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It's always fun to take a look at some of the more audacious extensions that architects have dreamed up. However, when it comes to offering realistic home design inspiration, we think that some of the smaller, more subtle additions are the way to go.

With this in mind, we've found some fabulous small extensions that are not only great to look at, but also offer a wealth of valuable extra space, and for a reasonable price. If you're hoping to make your kitchen a little bigger or need a dining room area built, prepare to be inspired!

1. What a great way to free up extra room elsewhere, by making new space for the sofas and dining table!

Modern Kitchen / Lounge Extension: modern Conservatory by ROCOCO
ROCOCO

Modern Kitchen / Lounge Extension

ROCOCO

2. This really proves that small can be mighty effective

modern Houses by homify
homify

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homify

3. This perfect white render makes the small extension almost disappear

Rear extension and remodelling in Central Bristol: modern Dining room by Dittrich Hudson Vasetti Architects
Dittrich Hudson Vasetti Architects

Rear extension and remodelling in Central Bristol

Dittrich Hudson Vasetti Architects

4. A perfect living room, without going overboard

Modern Kitchen / Lounge Extension: modern Conservatory by ROCOCO
ROCOCO

Modern Kitchen / Lounge Extension

ROCOCO

5. This extra corner is so valuable for a growing household

6. An orangery makes a wonderful home extension and adds so much light

Orangery lounge extension : modern Conservatory by ROCOCO
ROCOCO

Orangery lounge extension

ROCOCO

7. Simple can often be more effective, as this brick number proves

Big doors out into the garden: modern Houses by The Market Design & Build
The Market Design & Build

Big doors out into the garden

The Market Design & Build

8. What a stunning dining room!

Clifton Road - Period Refurbishment: modern Houses by Nic  Antony Architects Ltd
Nic  Antony Architects Ltd

Clifton Road—Period Refurbishment

Nic Antony Architects Ltd

9. An understated dog-leg extension won't require a huge garden sacrifice

10. You can still go wild with the style, even on a small scale

Rear elevation showing timber extension: modern Houses by Neil Dusheiko Architects
Neil Dusheiko Architects

Rear elevation showing timber extension

Neil Dusheiko Architects

11. Blink and you'd miss the fact that this extension is a new addition

12. It might be super slim, but this extension is a godsend

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

Rural extension, Dorset, UK

Southpoint

13. Single storey extensions can reach new heights of sophistication

Front view of the new single storey extension:   by ArchitectureLIVE
ArchitectureLIVE

Front view of the new single storey extension

ArchitectureLIVE

14. When you just need a tiny bit more space, a single room extension is ideal

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

15. In a family home, every extra inch counts!

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

16. Unusual, small and fantastically finished, we love this timber side addition

17. Adding an extra room to enjoy these views made perfect sense

18. Though small, this dining room extension offers anything but slim pickings

Sun room, The School House:   by Fife Architects
Fife Architects

Sun room, The School House

Fife Architects

19. Boxy can be brilliant and opens up an entire home

Private House - Holland Park :  Terrace by New Images Ltd
New Images Ltd

Private House—Holland Park

New Images Ltd

20. Smaller extensions won't overshadow stunning heritage homes

21. The styling of this extension proves that you don't need a huge amount of space to be über chic!

Fore more extension inspiration, take a look at this Ideabook: A Growing Family's Stylish Home Solution.

Would a small extension make a big difference to you?
Whitton Drive:  Terrace house by GK Architects Ltd

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