'Above' presents extensions and loft conversions, showing how to work within sightlines and idiosyncratic spaces; 'Below' looks at basements and semi-subterranoan levels, revealing how to make the best of restricted space and limited natural light; 'Beside' examines side extensions, considering smaller, transitional spaces that improve the flow of older or vertical floor layouts, or admit more light into a dark house; 'Behind' looks at back extensions and conservatories, and suggests how to improve links to the garden, bring the outdoors in or add new architectural statements; 'Around' combines aspects of the above four.
An all-in-one lifestyle, architecture and design guide to extending your home, whether a terrace in the city, a detached house in the suburbs or a farmhouse in the country
Phyllis Richardson has published numerous books on lifestyle, interiors and building, including multiple volumes of the 'StyleCity' travel series.
'As a springboard for your imagination of just what can be achieved
- even in the most unlikely spaces - this book can't be beaten' -
BBC Homes & Antiques
'Inspirational ... shows how the imaginative home-owner can create a practical and good-looking extension that enhances not only the appearance and functionality of their home, but their quality of life too' - House & Garden
'Takes the fear out of the building process with practical advice and clever design ideas' - Mail on Sunday