Brilliant ideas for perfect Camden properties
Our agents are out in Camden every day, and we see a lot of properties. So when we find an idea that really works — a renovation, extension, conversion or transformation — we think it’s good to share. Find some inspiration for your own home, direct from Camden.
This Month: Ingenious Side Returns
How can you make the most from your Camden terraced property? Find out how locals are creating some amazing spaces within permitted development by filling in the space of their terrace side returns.
— Oliver Goodfellow, Sales Director, London Residential
Frame it as furniture
“You’re opening up all that extra space, but what are you going to do with it? This idea is totally brilliant: built-in shelving and cupboards line the new wall, and align with the timber frame. This gives a neat symmetry, and loads of extra space that’s practical to use, without seeming cluttered or messy.”
The Glass Cube
“The ultra-modern take on the conservatory gives you a light-flooded cube that performs a variety of uses for the whole family. It’s ideal for London terraces that may not have the most direct sunlight, allowing you to enjoy the sun’s rays and seasonal weather while you kick back and think about what your next extension project will be – loft or cellar?”
“We love this down-to-earth style. It manages to feel industrial and modern, while in perfect keeping with a heritage Camden feel thanks to the natural materials and deep, dark colours. They’ve kept the interior as a single room, separate from the house, giving them a new space to entertain, work or relax.”
The traditional approach
“Sure, you won’t be winning any architectural awards, but who cares when your home feels authentically Victorian? This kind of extension, using off-the-shelf joinery, won’t break the bank, is unlikely to ruffle feathers with sensitive neighbours, and can attract buyers who have a more traditional approach.”
The full Monty
“Of course, you don’t need to stop at the side return. Why not extend the whole rear wall out into the garden and lose the interior walls? With some smart structural supports in place, it’s possible to create a staggeringly large open-plan space in even the most narrow of London terraces. If your budget can take it, this style will totally transform the way you live for good.”
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