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.
If there is one design and decorating trend that seems to be catching on fast and only growing with each day then it is the expansive use of wood in homes and offices. The polished plastic surfaces of the 90’s seem to firmly be on the out as homeowners long for a sense of serenity and coziness.
Transformed with modern suave and an open inviting vibe by ITN Architects a series of glass doors connect the new gallery space and living area with the patio and garden outside – a perfect blend of the interior and the outdoors.
Designed with careful balance between modernity and a cabin-inspired look by Refuge the French seems both classic and contemporary at the same time. Pops of color in the form of décor throw pillows and quirky details make a big difference to the overall apartment of the revitalized interior and give it a more cheerful feel.
Folding doors with wooden slats on the top level further the allow the homeowners to switch between ample privacy and controlled views with ease even as the small gardens on the lower level create a cheerful and refreshing atmosphere indoors. An open living area with an unassuming contemporary style and neutral color scheme welcome you indoors.