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Wow factor conversions

Transforming underused spaces offers the opportunity to create unique living areas to fit with your lifestyle and personality. Sofia Delgado discovers seven stunning projects and shares the top tips for kick-starting your scheme
Formally a mechanic’s garage and workshop office, this 1950s building was converted into a stylish dwelling. The interior walls were removed to create an open-plan kitchen-diningliving area, along with a home office. Designers at Patalab Architects zoned the space by placing the staircase in the middle and sinking the ground where the lounge is located
This 19th century milking parlour had been in disuse for several years before getting a thorough revamp. Architects Van Ellen + Sheryn demolished half of the barn and added a modern oak and glass structure following the original footprint. The open-plan, double height space provides additional living accommodation
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Build It magazine's new August 2018 issue is packed full of ideas and practical advice to help you successfully create your dream home. Here's our pick of some of the top features this issue: - Cover house - a characterful oak self build home on a garden plot - Design & build special: the companies who can take the stress out of your project - Wow-factor extensions that add space, light & value - Are heat pumps worth the money? - Why you should invest in rooflights - Create a summer-ready outdoor living space ... and more!