We've come up with a few great rear extension ideas to help get those creative juices flowing and hopefully inspire your next extension!
Whether you need to make more space for a growing family, want to add some extra value to your home or if you’re just keen for a change, there are many good reasons to extend your home. What’s even better is there are so many ways you can go about making your rear house extension perfect for you and your family.
Sherbrooke Constructions has been in the luxury home business for over 30+ years. We’ve seen our fair share of great home extension ideas and one of the most common avenues people choose to go down is to extend the rear of their house. So, we’ve come up with a few great rear house extension ideas to help get those creative juices flowing and hopefully inspire your home extension project!
Why Build A Rear House Extension?
You can bring new life into your home with a house extension and they are one of the best home improvement projects to go for. As the homeowner, you are simply trading a portion of your garden space in favour of a larger home. In terms of design, you are far less limited in the kinds of extensions you can add when extending to the rear of your home.
Integrate your home with the outdoors
We are completely spoiled in Australia when it comes to sunny weather. Many modern home designers are taking that into account and connecting living areas to the outdoors. This is done by integrating your home with your garden via large glass sliding doors, walls that can be opened up and undercover alfresco areas. This is a great way to make your living space feel larger and also allows you to enjoy the weather all year round from the comfort of your own home.
Many of those who choose to go down this path may also add a lovely deck with a louvred roof, outdoor kitchen or even a pool. These make for beautiful home additions, increases the value and functionality of your space and seamlessly connects your living area to your outdoor area.
Extend with a separate residence
Sometimes these are called studio spaces, others call them bungalows. Whatever you prefer to use, this is basically a separate building that can either be attached or detached from the original house.
In terms of adding extra utility to your home, there are very few options out there that offer more choice than a detached studio. It can be anything you like, whether that’s an extra bedroom and ensuite combo for a growing teen in need of more privacy, or perhaps a separate entertaining area for guests or a pool house.
Create extra living space
The idea of building a rear home extension is usually born out of the need for more space. When your house is starting to feel a little crowded, it’s quite often felt most in terms of shared living areas. If your home is starting to feel a bit small for your needs, adding a larger and generally better-equipped shared living space is a great way of getting the most out of your home extension.
This could be anything from a spacious open-plan kitchen and dining area for the family to enjoy quality time together, to a larger living room that can accommodate more people for social gatherings.
Add a home office
The working-from-home revolution is well and truly upon us. While it was sped up massively by the pandemic, the slow but steady march towards a more integrated work/life balance has been underway for some time now.
For many, this has given rise to the need (or at least preference) to have a dedicated work-from-home space. And while it’s possible to set up a corner of the bedroom or kitchen table as a makeshift office, there’s nothing quite like having a professional area that is purpose-built for the days you aren’t in the office.
By adding a home office space to your house extension, you’re not only creating a better environment to be productive in, but you’re also helping to solidify the ever more blurry line that we call work/life balance.
Add a cinema
Why not? Sherbrooke Constructions is a luxury home builder. What says luxury quite like adding your own home cinema? One of the great benefits of adding an extension to your home is that it allows you to explore those activities and hobbies you’ve always wanted to have at home but never had the space for. If you’re a movie buff and the living room TV just isn’t quite doing the job, then a home cinema might be just the touch of decadence your life needs.
Get the kitchen you’ve always wanted
Similar to shared living spaces, kitchens are usually one of the main elements of home living that might be in need of some love when it comes to extending your home. It’s also one of those single-storey house extension ideas that will make your home stand out if it were ever to go back on the market. A huge value addition without a doubt and it’s one of the home extension ideas you will get the most use out of.
You’re reminded of how nice it is to have a luxury kitchen every time you make a family meal or entertain on those special occasions!
There you have it! Our list of rear home extension ideas to help get the ideas flowing. But don’t be limited by what we’ve covered here – the truth is that you’re only limited by your imagination and Sherbrooke Design and Construction will see to it that if you have an idea, we can make it a reality. From concept to completion, we will bring life back into your home.
Get in touch with our team to discuss your rear house extension plans today!