5. Overcoming Lighting Issues
Overlooking is a common challenge faced by homeowners who extend semi-detached properties, and often windows on the side of the extension are simply not an option. In this situation, homes often end up having ‘deep’ floorplans with windows only on the rear wall.
To ensure that your extension is light and airy, you need to be creative – installing ceiling windows or skylights can make a huge difference to the feel and look of an internal room. Wherever possible, opt for open plan spaces to maximize all available natural light.
6. Add an Outdoor Living Space
The concept of outdoor living is gaining momentum across North London and creating a beautiful space for your family to relax and entertain guests is a modern alternative to extending with bricks and mortar. Plus, it maximizes your garden and allows you to enjoy the fresh air and sunshine!
Achieving a seamless harmony between indoor and outdoor spaces requires planning and forethought, however, it’s not actually hard to achieve. Think about options such as using the same floor tiles for indoor and outdoor spaces, opting for glass panels rather than solid walls and decorating with matching indoor and outdoor furniture.