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Whether you have a growing family, you want more space to entertain your friends or you just want to increase the value of your house, a house extension is an excellent investment. Turning unused garden space into functional living space is becoming increasingly popular, but there are so many different types of house extensions for you to choose from. How can you possibly pick just one? Well, let's take a closer look at 5 different house extension ideas. Perhaps these will provide the inspiration you need to kickstart your house extension project!



 1. Add a glass garden room


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If you want a house extension that's contemporary, sleek and modern - choose a glass garden room. Here at SunSpaces, we offer a wide range of glass garden rooms that can be tailored to suit your home perfectly.


Unlike traditional conservatories which are known for being incredibly cold in winter and unbearably hot in summer, our glass garden rooms can be used all year round. We offer a range of accessories, including bespoke blinds and outdoor heaters, that will allow you to maintain a comfortable temperature whatever the weather.


One of the reasons that people are put off buying a conservatory, is because they look old fashioned and they're difficult to install. Most conservatories are constructed with a brick wall base, a UPVC roof and a few panes of glass in between. This not only obstructs the view of your garden, but it often means you have to wait for planning permission before you can get started. Our glass garden rooms won't obstruct your view of the garden & the majority don't require planning permission.


As you can see, a glass garden room is an excellent option if you want something better than a conservatory without having to commit to a full brick-and-mortar house extension. The glass garden room you can see here is our Prestige Garden Room. This has quickly become a favourite amongst our clients because it boasts a bold design. If you think a glass garden room could be the perfect house extension solution for you, we want to hear from you!


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2. Add a veranda


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If a glass garden room doesn't sound like the right house extension idea for you, why not explore some of our verandas? These are perfect if you want to enjoy an un-interrupted connection between your home and garden. Our verandas are favoured by homeowners who want to make better use of their garden during the summer months, and who want a sheltered space to sit during the colder months. You can choose from a solid glass or polycarbonate roof depending on your requirements. 


As you can see, our verandas are just as chic as our glass garden rooms - meaning they're sure to elevate your home and garden design! Above you can see our popular Aspire Veranda in anthracite grey. If you have a paved or decked area outside your home, a veranda like this will help you make the most of it whatever the weather. We think this is a super versatile house extension idea, if you agree, we'd love to help you choose the perfect one for your home. 


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3. Build up, not out

Building a house extension that eats into your garden space might not work for you. We understand that traditional house extensions aren't for everyone - but what about building up instead of out? For example, you could add an extra room by building an extension on top of your existing garage. This is an excellent way to add more living space to your home without increasing the footprint of the property at all! 


4. Consider a freestanding space


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If you want to take a less conventional route with your house extension, why not add a freestanding garden room or veranda? These freestanding structures are designed to create a completely new pocket of usable living space in a quiet corner of the garden. This is a great way to utilise the area at the end of the garden that you hardly spend any time in at present. With a bit of imagination and some help from our friendly team, you can create a cosy reading nook or a fun space to host parties at the end of your garden.


Here you can see our Dynamic Garden Room that's been installed as a freestanding structure for one of our clients. As you can see, it's a perfect space to spend time with friends or family while still being sheltered from the elements. We think this is a wonderful house extension idea if you have the garden space to do it! Almost all of our garden rooms and verandas can be installed as freestanding structures, but if you're unsure, get in touch with our friendly team.


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5. Choose a loft conversion

Finally, if none of these house extension ideas appeals to you, why don't you convert your loft? This is a great way to utilise existing space within your house and create something that's quirky and unique. We've seen people convert their attic into bedrooms with en-suites! One of the advantages of converting your loft is that you can install skylights so that light floods into the space. On clear evenings, you can also lay back, relax and stargaze from the comfort of your home. Loft conversions are becoming an increasingly popular house extension idea, so get in touch with a local builder to explore your options. 


So there you have it, 5 house extension ideas to inspire you for your next home improvement! Our garden rooms and verandas are ideal if you want to expand your living space and make better use of your garden all year round. Browse our full range of products below or give us a call on 0800 028 8756 to discuss your project. 


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