Many of us have thought about extending our homes – whether it’s just adding a small conservatory to the back of your house or building a multi-storey extension that brings a number of new rooms to your home. With property prices as they are, an extension can even be a financially sensible choice over and above moving to a bigger home.
- Add Value to your home
- Enhance the saleability of your property
- Improve & enjoy the appearance of your house
No matter what function you want your extension to serve, or its size, the most obvious first consideration should be placement. Remember, that in many cases, adding an extension to your home will affect the internal architecture of your existing rooms. To avoid your extension creating small, awkward ‘through rooms’, think about adding it to the kitchen or living room.
Once you’ve settled on the size and placement of your extension, you can get plans drawn up showing what the end result will look like. This will help you visualise the room and decide on the best way to lay out the space in regards lighting, windows and doorways. If you’re unsure, now is a good time to consult an interior designer to help you achieve both beauty and functionality in your new room.
With the nitty-gritty details out of the way, you can start to think about the fun stuff, such as décor, materials and furnishings! For example, in the case of a new bathroom, it’s time to start picking out your dream shower, basin and taps. Think about what sort of flooring you want, as well as lighting choices. Once you’ve settled on the interior scheme, it’s time to give the go-ahead for work to commence