Dalston HouseContemporary Exterior, London
IQ Glass UK
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Stack it upTwo sleek black boxes make this extension command attention. Like the previous design, this one also uses the upper level of the box at the back to accommodate the staircase and introduce light into the open-plan lower floor. Whether you’re extending on two floors or one, opting for super-slim door frames like these will leave garden views as unobstructed as possible.
Take the look outsideMixing old and new can be applied to the exterior of your home, too. Building a glass-box extension on a period property is hugely popular thanks to the fact that, rather than trying to match the style, or adding an extension that fights with it, the glass simply allows the original architecture to shine through. Have you mixed styles in your home? Share your tips and photos in the Comments below.
Add an exciting extensionGorgeous glass boxes and cool, space-smart extensions are the last word in contemporary residential architecture. Many Victorian terraced houses, which look trad from the street, open out onto a light-filled, super-sleek extension, bringing a period house fiercely up to date.
East London styleBestowing a dash of Dalston cool, this extension makes a strong style statement. With large glazed panels and striking black cladding offering an industrial-style juxtaposition with the original Victorian brickwork, it’s the perfect home for east London hipsters.Discover 10 creative ideas for side return extensions