It’s that time of year again, summer has come to an end, those chilly winter days are approaching and Halloween is right around the corner. These festive occasions make many home owners wish they had more space, which is why a family orientated design is always in our clients’ specification when undergoing a ground floor extension. Decorating the house for Halloween can be a big deal, especially with young children around. Here are a few ways to keep them occupied and decorate the house at the same time.


Pumpkin Carving

It wouldn’t be Halloween if you didn’t carve any pumpkins. The first thing you will need to do is hollow out your pumpkin (you can always save this for later to make a delicious pumpkin soup). You will then want to draw the spooky design you want to carve on the front. This can be done freehand or with a stencil to help give you the best outcome. Finish off by placing a candle inside the pumpkin and position it outside your front door, on your front porch or on display in your windows. Pumpkin carving is a great way of getting the whole family showing off their creativity.

Spooky Decorations

Simple decorations can give your home that spooky Halloween effect. The best thing about decorations is, you can create these at home with the kids and make a day of it. Going out trick or treating is what all kids look forward to when Halloween comes around. Give your spooky little visitors a slight fright by adding some creepy decorations outside your home. Make strings of spider webs using cotton wool and stretch them across your home. Paper cut outs of bats and ghosts can be stuck on your walls internally or outside your front door to make your home more festive. These are some great DIY solutions that can keep the kids occupied and won’t cost you much.

Party Time

Halloween doesn’t just have to be for the kids. Get your friends and family over for a themed party. Use your DIY decorations around the kitchen and living room to enhance the spooky atmosphere. A ground floor extension will give you the additional space to host a gathering or party, and the perfect layout will help you entertain your guests. Kitchen islands are perfect for social gatherings as they act as a great place to put nibbles and drinks. Large bi-folding doors allow your kitchen to double in size to form one seamless space from the inside to outside, letting your guests move between the spaces.

If you are looking to extend, our design team would be happy to guide you and offer specialist advice through the process. If you would like to begin your own project, get in touch with our team today on 020 7495 6561.