House Extension Ideas
To begin your search for house extension ideas, the Royal Institute of British Architects has an excellent bookshop in London to consider visiting – it has many books devoted to extensions and refurbishments by architects. This may be a great starting point to find ideas for your project, and as much of London’s housing stock is similar, you may find a project that has been completed on a house like yours.
It is also a good idea to study the work of a variety of architects as a way of developing your personal architectural preferences. It may be that you are excited by restricted formal qualities and rich materials, or perhaps an ‘ultra-modern’ glass and steel aesthetic is more inspiring to you.
There are also a number of useful online home design resources. We would recommend taking a look at our blog, which includes some of our favourite residential projects – we think it is a great resource of modern house design ideas. Most home design magazines found in newsagents also have large resources of online articles that allow access to a wide range of design ideas and images.
Whenever you find articles or images that appeal to you, it is a good idea to save them for use as a reference when explaining your tastes to your designer. These images will help in the initial appraisal stage of your project, and when you come to develop a brief. They will also aid the task of developing your architect’s initial design sketches or ‘mood boards’ for your proposed space. Pinterest is a very useful online tool for collating ideas and sharing them with your architect.