Building a Modern Home by Modern London Architects

Design Tips by Modern Architects London

What Makes A Modern London Home?

Typically, modern architectural design is open-plan interiors, clean lines and expansive windows to maximise natural light. But we believe these features don’t have to just be something you see on Grand Designs or Amazing Spaces.


At AURA, we have a real emphasis on not moving home but improving your current home. And we believe that all homes, from Barnet to Barking and Chelsea to Golders Green can be renovated to be modernised. The results? Better quality of life and a good investment if you want to sell up at a later date!


This is why we feel that modern homes can come in all shapes and sizes, and modern design depends on the homeowner interpretation. Modern design features could be creating an eco-friendly home that emphasises waste reduction, or it could be having the latest home gadgets. It really depends on the homeowner.

What We Think Makes A Modern Home

Incorporating modern architectural design to provide a highly functional and sustainable home that best suits how we live in our homes for now and in the future.

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What Are Modern Home Design Features?

Here are 4 of our most common home design features we work on:


Infill Extensions


This is particularly popular in our London terraced properties and is a great way to add a large amount of valuable space to your home. As you can see in this project, there is considerable importance on glazing. This property is a prime example of how a London victorian home can be connected with modern architecture.




Many properties are converting their cellars and basements into suitable rooms in their homes. They don’t have to just be used for storage! Light-wells flood the space with much needed natural light and will allow for natural ventilation.




Another space-saver idea! Mezzanines are a great way to squeeze in an extra room if you have the ample floor-to-ceiling heights that so many traditional London homes hold.


Crittal Glazing


This metal frame glazing has become very popular across London over the past few years, and we love it! It can even be used internally to divide spaces and expansive rooms without losing natural light.


Want to find out more about these trends and features. Read our full blog here.

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How Can Modern Homes Reduce Waste Energy?

Reducing waste and making our homes more energy efficient is becoming really important for lots of homeowners. But what can you do to make your home more energy efficient?


Roof and Wall Insulation

Draught Proofing your windows

Installing Solar Panels

Upgrading your boiler system


We endeavour to think sustainably in everything we do and aim to create energy-efficient buildings that not only save you money but, also help you lower your carbon footprint.


Calculate your carbon footprint! WWF Carbon Emission Calculator.

How Much Does It Cost To Renovate Or Build A Modern Home In London?

Estimating house build costs, house extension costs or the costs of a modern renovation and new build would depend on a multitude of different factors and elements. Still, we are upfront and honest with all of our costs and estimations. Below are SOME of the modern renovation cost estimations. 

But if you would like to find out more, you need to read our blog! READ HERE.


New Extension (single storey) = £3,000 – £3,500 per m2 (additional floor area)

The lower range would be a basic construction with uPVC windows/doors. The higher range would be a more complex construction with specialist glazing.

Basement (under garden) = £5,000 – £6,000 per m2 (additional floor space)

This can be a great option in conjunction with walk-on roof lights to let light into your new basement space.

Major Structural openings (streel frame) = £5,000 – £15,000 per opening

For example, when creating an open-plan kitchen/living area, this cost would be relevant to removing the house’s existing ground floor rear wall.

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