Moving home can be expensive, so this Five Reasons to Extend blog shows why it is no wonder more and more homeowners look towards home extensions. It can give them that extra bedroom, a larger bathroom or that multi-functional family kitchen. Whether you’re looking to do a small extension to add a bathroom, or to add large wraparound that incorporates a dining, kitchen and living area, there are plenty of reasons to extend. We will look at five reasons to extend in this blog.
One of the main reasons to extend is to gain additional space. Extending by just one metre into that side infill of your home, can make the entire rear room seem so much bigger.
A loft is also a good option to further utilise space within your home, often allowing for an extra bedroom and en suite.
Most Victorian terraces lack natural light towards the rear. One of the best ways to overcome this is to have a series of Velux windows or skylights running along the side return. These modern methods have been perfected to maximise natural light penetration. It’s the perfect way to create a beautifully bright and modern space for your home.
A £1 million house will have stamp duty sitting at around £45,000, which is the average cost of a ground floor extension. Why not see if you can invest this money in your current property? By extending your home, you instantly make it more desirable for new families, if you ever decide to sell.
Building an extension enable you to include extra utilities you may not have had enough room for previously. A utility room offers so much more than a space for laundry. We often incorporate a pantry, an extra sink, an extra freezer (useful if you like to entertain), and even a dog shower. This is a brilliant way to enhance the practicality of your home extension and make it revolve around you and your life.
Bring the Outside In
When designing a home extension, we advise clients to opt for glass doors. For example: French Doors, Crittal Doors or modern bi-folds, fitted with a running track which is recessed into the floor. The glass makes for a wonderful boundary between the inside and out. To go a step further and really blur the boundaries between the garden and living space, we have a great tip. It is a good idea to select a garden floor surface of a similar style, shape and colour to the indoor flooring.
Realising these benefits to extending may give you the little nudge you need to get started on your project. We are here to help every step of the way, and will explain each step so you have a good idea of what to expect and when.
If you would like to begin your own project, contact our Enquiries Team today on 020 7495 6561. You can also book a FREE, no-obligation Design Consultation with one of our design and planning consultants by clicking here. We look forward to working with you.