Maximise your Space, Maximise your Home
If you’re looking to buy a new house, you might find yourself in the position of having to choose between buying a larger property or extending your current home. It can be difficult to know which option is best for you and your family. This article will explain how to maximise space with an extension and give advice on what type of extensions are most popular.
Extending your Home for your Family
During lockdown, we all wished our homes had just a little more room. Whether you were looking to combine households or needed some breathing space for the usual occupants of your home. Extending it can not only add value in future years but also be essential when feeling like life is overwhelming at times!
House extensions can be a great option for those who want more space and an opportunity to customise their home. An extra bedroom, open-concept living room or even a conservatory are just some possibilities!
In Roof Loft Conversions
A loft conversion is a great way to add space and use your home in ways that can be tailored for specific needs. For the right size of your home, permitted development rights can cover this type of build. This would then save you from having to apply for planning permission and may even cut down on costs if it is difficult to determine exactly how much money you want to spend during construction. We’d be happy to help with any budget concerns that come up while converting an attic into a living space!
Single-Storey Side / Small Rear Extension
A single-storey extension is a fantastic way to add extra living space to your home, and it can be done without needing huge amounts of land. It could make the perfect addition if you’re looking for better family time or more room on offer as an investment, as extra space can be a huge selling point to potential buyers.
A new single-storey extension can be a great way to house an extra utility or kitchen. Plus, much like in roof loft conversions your permitted development rights will cover the project!
Side Return or Rear Extension
A side return extension or a rear extension makes for the perfect open plan living and kitchen area. This option can transform an existing narrow room into one that’s spacious, full of light, and has plenty of natural sunlight coming in through its windows – just what every home needs. It’s important to take into account your garden space before deciding to extend the back of your home.
A great way to enjoy the outdoors and have a view is by extending to the back of your home. If you want an outdoor dining area, this could be perfect for you!
Extending for an Office Space
Having a dedicated workspace can help you work more productively and reduce distractions. It’s important to utilise your living space for the whole family, but extending it just as much towards an office will make all those differences in how we live at home feel worth every second.
Working remotely is a great way to work productively without distractions, but it’s difficult when you’re in an office and your coworkers are all around. Having a dedicated space can really help! Dedicated spaces reduce environments that could otherwise cause noise or other disruptions – giving us the quiet environment we need so our minds stay on task more easily.
Think about Building a Conservatory
Building a conservatory is an easy and cost-effective way to enjoy your garden all year round while protecting it from the elements. They’re popular for large families or those who just love listening to the rain.
When you’re looking to renovate your home, a conservatory can be an excellent addition. Not only does it add value and increase the appeal of any property in its surroundings but also provides several benefits for homeowners. Here are some of the reasons why people decide on having one.
- They allow light in – a conservatory offers light all year round, without facing the freezing temperatures. There really is no better feeling than having the ability to have easy access to the outside world, all while being able to sit and relax indoors.
- Extra room – Whether you’re a growing family looking for an extra playroom space or simply want to relax – conservatories make great studies, dining areas and spaces that can be used as well.
- Various styles – There are so many different styles and colours to choose from when it comes down to your conservatory. You can have one that’s modern, classic or even industrial! There really is something for everyone in this space which makes them versatile enough to fit into any character of property out there.
Why Extend Your Home in the First Place?
While extending your home is easier than you think, there are plenty of perks to doing so. For starters, the extension means avoiding the hassle and cost associated with moving – not only that but adding an additional space such as for an office or bedroom creates value in addition.
When buying a new home, it’s easy to gloss over the long-term implications. So many people purchase and then live in their house without ever considering what they’ll do with an extension later on down the track! These days though there is no need for these thoughts as you can decide exactly how your addition fits into the design of both properties – giving total control from start to finish.
Looking to Get Started on your Extension?
Ready to get started? Our team of expert builders can help. Many homeowners are unsure of the costs involved, and we offer accurate building cost estimates that break down your entire build for you! So let us provide a plan tailored just for you – all while making sure every penny is accounted for in advance so there are no surprises along the way. Check out our new blog for great content such as “Adding Value to Your Property: The Options You Should Consider“.