Five stunning extensions to inspire you

An extension creates more living space, can transform your house and adds value to your home.

Transforming living spaces

Here at Parker Home we have a wealth of experience of working with homeowners to renovate and extend properties and have seen first-hand how they transform livings spaces.

We offer a complete service, from initial survey and feasibility study through to the handover of a beautifully finished project, tailored to our clients’ individual requirements.

Parker Home has built a reputation for quality by taking care of the details. We don’t take shortcuts – all brickwork, window styles, skirting, door styles and hardware are matched perfectly to the rest of your house for a seamless finish.

We think there is no better way to be inspired than to see what other people have done with their homes by adding a small extension. Here we have selected five examples of what’s possible with a bit of imagination and a great building partner.

Inside out using bi-folding doors

We’ve seen a huge rise in the popularity of bi-folding doors because they bring the garden into the home. Nowhere is this demonstrated better than in this example. From this angle you can really see how the doors have opened up the whole back wall.

It’s created a lovely bright space that enables the inhabitants to move freely in and out. This design makes both the garden and kitchen feel more spacious.

Glass roof opens up space

We love this kitchen extension / renovation with glass roof for its simplicity and effectiveness.

The narrow glass roof along one side of the extension has opened up the space not just lengthwise but width-ways, bringing light into the room and onto the work surface where people need it most for preparing food.

Suspended light

Getting the lighting right makes all the difference to the atmosphere of a space. This skylight lighting caught our eye – it’s simple and modern – and the wires on which the lights are suspended do not intrude on the skylight space, which is big and bold.

It’s a wonderful space to enjoy both during the day and after dark.

A revolution in glass

There has been a revolution in the types of glass that are now available to homeowners wanting to extend their home.

Strong and durable, today’s glass can be used to build spaces and let in light as well as open up the view for people looking out to enjoy the garden.

Open plan living

Building an extension, even a small one, gives homeowners a chance to alter the lay-out of their home to suit their way of living.

We like this example that uses space imaginatively to create a fluid link between the garden, living room and kitchen, which are all interlinked in an open plan fashion.

It’s not the biggest space but the designers have made the most of it – blending old floorboards and tasteful classic furniture with a modern design to create a wonderful space that anyone would just love to spend time in.

If you are thinking about renovating your home or building an extension and would like to talk through your ideas, please contact us on Bury St Edmunds: 01284 386899, Cambridge: 01223 789786 or email: