Five Reasons to Build a House Extension

House extension to suit your lifestyle

Extending your property means you can remodel your house to better reflect your lifestyle and suit your needs. House extensions are not only practical, they are inspirational – with simple changes bringing about astonishing results. You can collaborate your ideas with your architect or designers meaning you are in control of the design process from start to finish.

Adding value to your property

One of the main reasons home owners decide to extend is to add value to their property. In today’s property market – many cannot afford to move house or shy away from the stress of both selling and buying a new house simultaneously. If you are happy with your location and just need a bit of extra space – extending your house is the perfect answer. It also means that when you do come to selling your property, you will make back your investment and then some.

More living space

The most basic benefit of a house extension is that you will have more living space. This means more room for your kids to play in, more beds for house guests to sleep in or simply more room for your day-to-day living. House extensions don’t just create new space, they redesign superfluous space. Many people have lofts and basements which are just waiting to be converted. Loft and basement conversions tend to be easier to get planning permission for and can save you money on heating costs.

Modernising your home

Extensions give you the ability to change the design of your property both inside and out. Modernising your home can be achieved by house extensions – a favourite is to extend the kitchen and then knock down an internal wall to create a huge open plan living area. The possibilities are absolutely endless. Change your property for the better, make the internal space flow from room to room. A lot of homes are not that small, they just feel small – even a small extension with an internal wall removed can make a huge difference.

Family harmony

Reports suggest that overall family harmony is higher in households where there is more space. Extensions mean that the kids don’t fight as much, there is no argument over what show will be watched on the television and no one has to abandon their de-stressing soak in the bath to let someone in to use the toilet.

Extensions are not just aesthetically pleasing – they are useful. Even adding a downstairs toilet can change the entire dynamics of a household. Imagine more space to cook in, a guest room so that no one has to sleep on the sofa or an office so you can work from home. It means your house can become more than just a place to sleep – it can become a home which captivates your imagination every time you walk through the front door. 

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  • date: March 20, 2018