Home extensions are popular because when you don’t want to move house but you need more room, making the most of your space is the obvious option.
Life can be cruel. We all know that. But sometimes it strikes out at one of the things that we hold most dear to us: our homes. Now, once you’ve lived anywhere for awhile, you become pretty attached to the space in question.
After all, you’ve built memories there. You’ve crafted it into your safe space, your haven, your nest. So there’s always a little reluctance that comes hand in hand with accepting that you’ve outgrown your property. Now, most people would swallow this feeling and simply head on to new pastures that can accommodate their increasing family size or belongings.
OR they stay in the same spot and become worn down by the problems and complications that are intrinsic to a property with insufficient living space. But this doesn’t have to be the case. Why live somewhere that is unsuitable for your needs? But also why leave somewhere you adore because of one or two flaws?
Perhaps the best option available to you is to stick with the home that you love, but undertake a few renovations to allow it to grow alongside you and your life!
Ground Floor Extensions
Let’s work from the ground up. One of the most popular methods of expanding property is to add an extension to the ground floor of the property. Why? Well, it’s one of the most simple and logical of the options available.
You can easily add one or two rooms to your existing home’s outer walls. So, if you have plenty of land, try this one out. Whether need an extra lounge, kitchen, or dining space, or want to knock down the existing walls to make the space larger, this can be achieved in a relatively short period of time.
Just ensure that you find a builder specialising in quality ground floor home extensions.
If you don’t have much room for extension around your property, there’s still a solution. Onwards and upwards; quite literally. Loft conversions are becoming increasingly popular. As people are saying goodbye to their loft as storage space and opting to create a master bedroom, open-concept bathroom, or teenage retreat out of the disused attic.
This kind of work is more likely to be disruptive to the usual run of the mill, as work will be carried out inside of your home rather than simply outside. Construction workers will have to be supervised in your property and bring their tools up and down the stairs to the workspace.
However, once everything is complete, you’ll realise that any interference was worth it. Consider investing in skylights to allow more natural light into your new living space!
Ground floor home extensions and loft conversions are perhaps the two most popular and commonly carried out forms of home renovation. Both have their relative merits, so at the end of the day it all comes down to a matter of means and personal preference.