7 Smart Ideas When Adding an Extension Into Your Home

Small house extensions can make a real difference to how you’re able to use your living space. It’s probably one of the more affordable ways to dramatically alter your home, and the freedom of an extension is that you can add it to your home any way you want.

Whether it’s a minimalist glass box that mirrors the rest of your home or a single room extension that adds a new dimension to your home, depending on the shape and size of your garden, you can nearly always make something work.

But even the best-planned extension won’t look good if the job’s not done well, so it’s imperative to hire the right tradesmen for the job. Here are five smart ideas for adding an extension that will really make a difference to your home.

Here are some pointers to bear in mind when adding an extension to your home:

Choose A Modern Extension That Fits

Extensions don’t always have to be a traditional brick or stone extension. If you have a modern home, consider adding a modern extension to match. By adding a glass extension, you can add a lot more room without extending your home’s footprint. It’s a more affordable way to extend your home’s footprint,  and a glass extension will almost always look better than a traditional brick or stone one.

Add A Living Room Extension

If you want to make the most of your home with an extension, a purpose-built living room extension could be the answer. By adding an additional room to the side of your home, you can create a perfect space to relax, entertain and unwind, without compromising on the layout of your home.

Add A Small House Extension At The Rear

If you have a small garden, a rear extension could be the perfect solution. A glass box extension isn’t just limited to the front of your home. With our team of local, professional trade partners, you can add an extension to any part of your home. And by adding an extension at the rear, you can actually make the most of your garden, whilst still building a room that’s separate from the rest of your home.

Create Space By Adding A Porch

A porch extension is another popular choice when it comes to small house extensions. By adding a broad front porch, you can create a welcoming place for guests, and a room that can double up as an extra living area during the summer months.

Add A Box Dormer To Create More Space

A box dormer is a smart way to improve the shape of your existing home. Perfectly placed, it can add an extra room to your home without you having to pay for a full extension. That’s because a box dormer can be built alongside your existing roof, without making a dramatic impact on your home.

Add A Loft Extension For A Unique Space

If you have a loft space in your home, we can help you take advantage of it. A loft extension can make the most of any space you already have if you can’t afford an extension. By adding an extra room atop your home, you can create an extra space that’s ideal for children, guests, or even just as a space to relax.

Go Light With Windows And Beyond

An extension doesn’t always need to add a load of new rooms to your home if you want to maximize your space. Adding windows can open up your home and bring in natural light, which is perfect for those with small homes, to begin with.

You can add a patio door to the rear of the extension to make it feel like you’re outdoors, but keep the elements out of your home.


A well-planned extension can make all the difference to your home and is a great way to make the most of your living space. If you’re thinking about adding an extension to your home, talk to a local professional builder today.

DFH Building Contractors are design and build contractors in Birmingham, AL, who offer a range of construction services, including the construction of extensions, new builds, loft conversions, and other home improvements. Let us help you achieve more from your house. Contact them today for your next home extension project!