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Top 5—Tiny extensions and grand renovations

Alissa Ugolini—homify UK Alissa Ugolini—homify UK
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It appears that our UK audience loves seeing properties given a second chance at life. Whether they are a little rough round the edges, or heading for the wrecking ball, the conversion and refurbishments of these homes is nothing short of marvellous. It seems we're a little more attached to our homes than in the past, favouring instead to fix what we have rather than entering the rat race in search of what we desire. Therefore, it comes as no surprise that this week, our homify top 5 articles were centred around these topics, and shed light on some incredible transformations. Take a look…

5. homify 360º: Conversion property, Kew

Light and bright living space :  Dining room by PAD ARCHITECTS

Light and bright living space


In the trendy suburb of Kew, this large multi-occupancy property was transformed into two separate homes with 3 spacious bedrooms, generous living areas and attractive, but low maintenance gardens. To view the conversion again, click here.

4. homify 360°: Renovated farm barn, Warwickshire

This barn in Warwickshire needed TLC, and after clever design solutions were employed by the architects, was converted into a modern two bedroom home for its occupants whilst still looking like a traditional barn from the outside. To take a tour of the newly renovated barn, click here.

3. Single room extension, Salisbury

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

Marlborough Road—Extension to Single Room

Haydn Bennett Chartered Architect

Sometimes, all you need is a few extra square metres to be happy, and in this instance, it made all the difference in the world to this home. To see the ins and outs of the extension again, click here.

2. Before & after: The gables, London

You wouldn't be able to tell by this image, but before it was a modern family home, it was actually a mechanics garage! Now, the property is a modern open-plan 3 bedroom house and two separate apartments, with a design that honours the site’s industrial past. To see the dramatic transformation once more, click here.

1. Family home refurbishment, Chiswick

St Marys Grove:   by Coupdeville

St Marys Grove


Chiswick is known for Edwardian and Victorian style homes, and is one of West London's most coveted spots. Coupedeville architects were commissioned to refurbish the home for its owners, and add small extensions to the roof and side. The result is a combination of modern fittings and classical elements. Take another tour through our number one this week here.

To see past homify top 5 ideabooks from previous weeks, click here.

Did your favourite from the week feature? Let us know your thoughts on these projects in the comments section below.
Whitton Drive:  Terrace house by GK Architects Ltd

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