See how an extension transformed this family home in Bristol

Grow your home as you grow your family

If your family is steadily growing, rather than moving house be inspired by this lovely family home extension to make space in your current home. This Bristol home merges the modern rear and second story extension seamlessly with the historical structure, accommodating a growing family of five.

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The home is filled with buckets of charm, from original fireplaces to the high ceilings. However, the extension overseen by Oasys Property Solutions brings in many must-have modern features for a busy family.

Let's take a look around...

Inside Harcourt Road

exterior of house with white walls and blue doors

(Image credit: Faye Hedges Photography)

We love a painted door, and this pastel blue double door instantly brings a smile to our face. The family have retained the stained glass windows as a nod to the homes history. However, the brass detailing around the entranceway ensure this home looks anything but dated.

The hallway

hallway with white walls wooden flooring and stairs

(Image credit: Faye Hedges Photography)

The downstairs toilet is the best space to play around with wallpaper. Don't be afraid that a busy print might dwarf the space. This wild wallpaper is bound to impress any guest.

We were so distracted by the wallpaper we almost missed the gorgeous hearts included on the stairs. This little playful touch gives the all-white hallway a splash of personality.

The kitchen

kitchen with white walls wooden flooring and wooden countertop

(Image credit: Faye Hedges Photography)

The family kitchen was one of the areas added in by the rear extension. The space is a perfect modern addition for a busy family. The wooden countertop edges match the wooden floors throughout the property, tying the whole interior together.

A clever extractor fan has been added above the stove to allow anyone cooking to look out across the garden. Have you spotted the hidden wine fridge?

Dining area

dinning area with wooden flooring white walls and dinning table with chairs

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The kitchen overlooks the dining area, situated between the sliding doors and corner to corner window. The window offer a seamless connection between the indoor and outdoor space, not to mention plenty of natural light.

Living room

living room with white walls wooden flooring and sofa set with cushion

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The living room shows of many of the original features of the property off in all its glory. The fireplace might no longer be functioning, but it is still the stylish centrepiece of this room with the aqua coloured tiles.

Master bedroom

master bedroom with bed white walls and pictures on wall

(Image credit: Faye Hedges Photography)

This master bedroom is flooded with light thanks to the generous window included with the second storey extension. Adding an extension is the perfect opportunity to add extra natural light to a property.

Children's room

children's bedroom with white walls and red armchair

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This charming room has adapted the traditional space to be filled with storage solutions and playful features to keep kids entertained. We love the teepee in the corner.


exterior of house with white walls garden and potted plants

(Image credit: Faye Hedges Photography)

The connection between the indoor and outdoor space created by the extension is best seen from the outside. The windows offer unimpeded views of the garden whether you are in the kitchen or sat at the dining table.

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Rebecca Knight
Deputy Editor, Digital

Rebecca Knight has been the Deputy Editor on the Ideal Home Website since 2022. She graduated with a Masters degree in magazine journalism from City, University of London in 2018, before starting her journalism career as a staff writer on women's weekly magazines. She fell into the world of homes and interiors after joining the Ideal Home website team in 2019 as a Digital Writer. In 2020 she moved into position of Homes News Editor working across Homes & Gardens, LivingEtc, Real Homes, Gardeningetc and Ideal Home covering everything from the latest viral cleaning hack to the next big interior trend.