When it comes to revamping old houses with a heritage façade and giving them a contemporary new makeover it is often the rear extension that comes to the rescue. The advantages of a smart modern extension that acts as an interface between the interior and the backyard go beyond the obvious. For starters this allows architects to work within existing building norms and to preserve the classic appeal of traditional homes without sacrificing on functionality.
Going green is as much about smart design as it is about utilizing modern technology that cuts back on energy-consumption and carbon footprint. Dubbed the in the is all about clever utilization of energy-conserving materials op-notch insulation and material minimalism.
The last few seasons have seen midcentury modern style take a backseat to industrial and rustic elements when it comes to home design and decorating. But for those who love midcentury flair and décor the style offers a timeless refuge that simply never fades away and is always ‘in trend’ at some level.
A textured cement wall acts as the backdrop for the entertainment unit and the floating shelves even as a double-sided couch helps demarcate and define space. Classic wooden French doors in the living room open to reveal the home workspace with the living and dining area also doubling as the home library study and activity zone.
Wooden shelves in the kitchen usher in more contrast even though they seem completely at ease thanks to the light wooden grain. With the top level housing the master bedroom along with the kids’ rooms each area feels organic spacious and almost picture-perfect. A smart yard and brilliant lighting add the final touches to this perfect idyllic suburban hub.