Perfect extensions: the best home renovations of the year - how to create space, light and add value to your city home

Each of these homes is completely unique - the one thing they have in common is clever design...

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Maximising space is a challenge every city homeowner faces and Londoners are becoming experts at carving out indoor and outdoor rooms in the most unlikely, awkward spaces.

Over the past year we've featured some of capital's most impressive home renovation projects, from tiny 275sq ft studio flats to cavernous warehouse conversions.

Some owners have built completely new houses in their gardens and created dream homes in abandoned plots of land.

Others have built spectacular eco-friendly houses that prove a home can be both sustainable and fabulous.

Whether you're simply looking to refresh your look for 2017, to create an extension without having to get planning permission, or to completely re-build or renovate your house, you'll find inspiring ideas in our gallery, above.

Click into the articles to find out more about how these ideas were realised, and to get top tips from architects on where to start...

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