5 Ways to Transform Your Bungalow Extension

At Select Extensions, we believe that customisation is one of the most important features of building an extension. This is because you can design your extension to your hearts’ content. But if you have a bungalow extension, you might not be sure where to start. With this in mind, we have many ideas to help you. Read on to find out more.

Bring More Light Into Your Floorplan

When you consider sprucing up a bungalow extension, one of the main considerations is bringing natural light into your property. Natural light gives your home a welcome and calming energy because it has several benefits linked to Vitamin D. It also keeps you toasty and warm in the winter months. This is imperative, especially within the rising cost of living crisis.

More natural light will create the illusion of a bigger living space so more things can be fitted in. Given the extensions’ versatility, you will be able to use it as a gym or even a spare bedroom. Natural light can come from many spaces, including roof lights and double glazed windows. Use this space to decorate as much as you can. If you have an older property, then a roof light will be perfect to create a modern facility.

Add Furniture and Plants

Following on from the previous point, you can add decorations in your bungalow extension to make sure it is more homely. This includes, for example, a plant in the corner of the room for that natural feel. Alternatively, if you want to bring friends or family over for a social gathering, then consider bringing a sofa into your space.

 This will be ideal if you want to boost your home’s kerb appeal and increase its market value. This makes your bungalow more attractive to potential buyers because it brings a personalised touch. If you want to sell your bungalow, an extension will help you sell it for more than you originally bought it for.

Add A Second Storey to a Bungalow Extension

Bungalows may only have one floor, but the potential for improving them is limitless. For instance, you can add a second storey on top of the bungalow. This can act as an upstairs and enhance its height. Try installing double glazed windows on your property as well and let natural light pour out.

Ensure that a double storey extension is a focal point of your home. It will double the value of your home exponentially. Additionally, you can bring windows into the equation, making them a key feature in your home. There are many kinds of windows that you can choose from, such as casement windows, and tilt and turn windows for extra security. You can even add astragal bars to your windows, which can give a traditional, Victorian look to your property.

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Transform Your Extension by Adding a Splash Of Colour

One of the easiest ways to personalise your home is to enhance it with a dash of colour. Choose from a plethora of RAL colours to bring the best out of your extension. Whatever colour you choose, we have something that is right for you.

If you are looking to bring a natural look to your home, then a woodgrain finish is ideal for you. This is because you can replicate the natural look of your home without dealing with timbers’ high maintenance properties. Our finishes are easy to clean. All you have to do is wipe it down with a damp cloth and it will look immaculate. Mould spots will be a thing of the past.

Upgrade Single Glazing to Double Glazing

If the windows in your bungalow are single glazed, this can lead to poor insulation and a lack of security against tough weather conditions. With this in mind, double glazing is the perfect upgrade. Double glazing is two thick panes held together by argon glass. This is a fantastic selling point because it will increase the bungalow’s heat retention, saving money on your energy bills.

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Double glazing has security benefits too. It will help protect your home against tough winds and ward off intruders, holding off robust knocks. This will ensure you and your family will be kept safe for longer.


If you are struggling with inspiration on how to renovate your bungalow extension, we hope this article will help you. An enhanced extension can work wonders for your property, so when you are ready to design it, reach out to Select today.

Fill out our online contact form or call us on 0113 257 8933. Our friendly team are on hand to help you.

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