Are you thinking about a home extension for 2018? If so, you are not alone. According to Homes & Property, the number of planning applications in the UK has risen by some 25% just in the last five years alone. Greater numbers of homeowners are looking to increase their usable living space without having to sell their current homes to buy new ones.
As home extension experts, we have had opportunities to work on all sorts of projects. And trust us when we say there have been some really great projects that we have been involved with. Below are a few suggestions for excellent home extension ideas, some of which you may find work well with your own plans.
An Expanded Kitchen
Given that the kitchen is one of the most important rooms in the average home, a good extension project would be expanding that space. An expanded kitchen accommodates appliance upgrades, greater eating space, and more work space for creating those gourmet meals you and your family crave. Should you ever decide to sell, an expanded kitchen will certainly add value to your home.
A Dream Conservatory
One of the most popular home extension projects we consistently see year-to-year is the addition of a conservatory. We Brits love our conservatories, and rightly so. This is one area of the home that can be built to your exact specifications – regardless of your level of eccentricity – without detracting from the overall look and feel of the rest of the home.
A New Floor
Property owners who do not own enough land to build out may choose to build up by adding a new floor on top of the existing structure. An additional floor can serve as a master bedroom suite, a play area for the kids, or even separate space for in-laws. The beauty of building up is that it does not impinge on limited garden space. Building up can also mean an easier time running plumbing and electrics.
The three ideas offered here are just the start. We love home extensions because the possibilities are virtually endless. Regardless of your need, we can come up with a home extension solution to meet it. We can build up, out, or any combination of both. You will end up with increased living space and a home that is more enjoyable and more comfortable.