How do I extend my home on a budget (6 ideas to note)

Kiyohide Hayasi— homify Kiyohide Hayasi— homify
Timber Fin House Neil Dusheiko Architects Modern Houses
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If you're attempting to extend your house while cutting the cost of the extension, it's time to rethink your plans and extension design rather than your budget. There happen to be a number of ways in which you can shave a bit of money off various elements in your house without ruining the look of the space. This ideabook explores how you can save money on house extension costs and end up with a great result.

We here at homify want you to have enough left over to spend on pretty interior touches after the physical extension has been completed! In order to ensure your budget doesn’t get ripped to shreds, read on to find out how you can save money with your extension project.

1. Create a space at the back of your home

Big doors out into the garden homify Modern Houses

Big doors out into the garden


If you have vacant space towards the back of your home or would like to create one, this is a great idea. You could make an opening to your backyard with the simple addition of doors. The space that you have can then be used in a way you deem fit. With this idea you will have more space and can also create a terrace or garden if you so wish.

2. Clear out the back yard of your home

For those of you with greenery in the back yard, it's important to note that the aesthetics of your home are gravely affected by the condition of it. If you find that the plants or the trees are withering away be sure to clear it out and plant a fresh batch right away.

3. Make good use of the front yard in your home

The front yard of any home comes equipped with a certain amount of space that can be effectively used to contribute towards the overall look of it. One great idea to explore is to have a lawn or garden in the front yard. If you like you can have a set of neatly trimmed bushes and shrubs or flowers of your choice.

4. Simple yet elegant designs for the exterior of your home

Rear elevation showing timber extension Neil Dusheiko Architects Modern Houses
Neil Dusheiko Architects

Rear elevation showing timber extension

Neil Dusheiko Architects

You can create a garage if you don't already have one or make use of your garage more effectively. How about turning it into a sitting area for you to relax and unwind? Or perhaps a neat little study for you to enjoy? You could also construct a simple garage in the backyard with basic yet elegant elements, and have a lawn to finish things off on a good note!

5. Reuse, recycle and repair right at home

You could make use of simple elements such as a picnic table and chairs for the backyard and front yard. If you find that there is no space within your home for a nice little retreat, then this works especially if you like to be amidst nature.

For more inspiration, look here!

6. The key lies in picking out smart furniture for your home

New life for a 1920s home - extension and full renovation, Thames Ditton, Surrey TOTUS Modern Kitchen

New life for a 1920s home—extension and full renovation, Thames Ditton, Surrey


Fancy furniture doesn't always have to come at a hefty price. The key is to be smart when picking out furniture for your home. You can have a simple dining table such as the one shown in the image with plastic, elegant chairs as the decor in themselves!

Here is more inspiration on unique kitchen designs for small homes.

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