Extending your home with either a well-planned extension, loft conversion or garage conversion is a fantastic way to increase your living space without the costly and stressful process of moving home. It not only gives you more space but also increases your property’s value. There are many reasons why people choose to extend their property; to create more living space, a home office or dedicated work space, a larger kitchen, a utility area, a games room, a gym, a hobby room, a home cinema, a snug, an art studio or to accommodate more people to create an additional source of income.
Extension, Loft Conversion or Garage Conversion?
Deciding on how to extend your property and which option best suits your lifestyle requires research. Here are some questions to consider:
- which would add more long-term value?
- what do you need more of, bedrooms or living space?
- which option is best suited for your home?
- how much external space do you have?
- what do other properties in your street have?
The current trend for open plan living has made single storey extensions the perfect way to create more living space. You can extend sideways, front ways or to the rear of your property. Roof lights, bifold or sliding doors bring more natural light to your downstairs. A new extension is a chance to reconfigure how you use your living space. Is your current floorplan lacking a downstairs wc, space for a dining table or a utility room? you can design an extension to fit in with your lifestyle and family needs.
Some extensions are double storey which creates the large living space downstairs and upstairs all in one project. Construction of a double storey extension is more complicated and expensive but also very worthwhile and impressive.
A loft conversion will add more area to your home without impacting the external space of your property. A loft conversion will give the added advantage of improving the energy efficiency of your home with improved insulation saving you money on utility bills whilst maximising the space in your property. A loft conversion is much cheaper and more straightforward than building a new extension.
As a nation, few of us use our garages to park a car so converting your garage could be the perfect adjustment to add space and value to your home providing your garage is suitable and parking is not an issue without the use of your current garage. A garage conversion is much cheaper and more straightforward than building a new extension.
Making use of your external space by building a new garden room or an outdoor dining area instantly creates even more 'living space'.
You can create anything with a bit of inspiriation and a decent builder!
Drawings for your Project
We have local contacts who we can recommend to design and create your drawings, and obtain the necessary permissions from Local Authority, if required.