Project new look: the latest home makeover trends

Ways to add space and light, even to a house that?s already been extended

….To make a kitchen bigger, extend into the side return, if you have one, and into the garden, to create?a wraparound extension.? Bifold doors and frameless skylights are popular ways to add light.? To achieve this in a standard Victorian terraced property costs about ?60,000 to ?90,000, says James Bernard, a director of Plus Rooms.? The price includes the design, plans, all permissions, project management, building work, electrics, plumbing, glazing and external doors, and usually adds about 270 sq ft.

For families staying put and willing to?invest, converting a kitchen into a large, multifunctional space is popular, but there is also an emphasis on creating private areas within the space.

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