Maximising Space: Tips for Designing Small House Extensions

At Tony Howard Building Services, we understand the challenges and opportunities that come with creating additional living space, especially when it comes to small house extensions. Adding a house extension can be a fantastic way to breathe new life into your property, improve functionality, and increase its value. However, maximising space in a compact extension requires careful planning and clever design solutions.

Here, we share some top tips to ensure your small house extension feels light, airy, and perfectly suited to your needs:


  • Open-Plan Living: Opt for an open-plan layout to create a sense of spaciousness. Knocking down walls between rooms (subject to building regulations) can improve flow and make the most of natural light.
  • Light and Bright: Utilise natural light wherever possible. Install large windows, roof lights, or patio doors in your house extension to brighten the space and create a feeling of openness. Consider light flooring and reflective surfaces to further enhance the illusion of a larger area.
  • Bi-Folding Doors: Bi-folding doors offer a seamless connection between your house extension and the garden, visually extending the interior space and bringing the outdoors in.
  • Built-in Storage: Built-in storage solutions are key in maximising space in a small house extension. Utilise alcoves, create clever shelving solutions, and consider built-in benches with hidden storage compartments.
  • Multifunctional Furniture: Invest in multifunctional furniture that serves multiple purposes. Opt for a sofa bed for occasional guests, a dining table with a fold-away leaf, or hidden storage ottomans.
  • Vertical Space Utilisation: Don’t forget the vertical space! Floor-to-ceiling shelving or cabinets can offer ample storage without sacrificing floor space.
  • Bespoke Design: A bespoke design solution from Tony Howard Building Services can unlock the full potential of your small house extension. We can create clever layouts, hidden storage solutions, and custom-built features that perfectly utilise every inch of available space.

Turning Your Home Extension Vision into Reality

By following these tips and partnering with the experienced team here at Tony Howard Building Services, you can design a small house extension that is both functional and stylish. We will work closely with you to understand your needs, explore all the possibilities, and create a beautiful living space that perfectly complements your home.

Contact Tony Howard Building Services today for a free consultation and let us help you transform your home extension dreams into reality!