Going underground for extra space

In cities where space is at a premium, extending your property can be difficult. But many older houses have a cellar or basement that can be turned into a useful extension to your living space. In the modern world where children are staying at home for longer or where you may need room for an elderly relative, a basement conversion …

Essential Elements of a Perfect Basement Bedroom

With space at such a premium in modern homes, the first direction people look at when they need an additional bedroom is upwards. This could be a mistake because a basement conversion is the ideal place to create a cosy and private retreat from the stresses and strains of modern life. Just follow these essential design tips for creating a …

No basement? No problem if you have a garden or drive

House extensions in London are tricky. First and foremost, getting planning permission is difficult; secondly, you frequently lose a significant chunk of the garden, possibly taking value from the house. By the time you take the building costs into account, you may not have added any value to your property despite months of building work; however, with the exorbitant stamp …

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Basement Design Trends for 2019

While most of us opt to create a large open-plan space like a kitchen-diner or playroom, 2019 will be all about making your basement conversion work for you in ways that steal a few ideas from the basements of the rich and the famous. Though a swimming pool or multi-car garage might be out of the question, here are some …