If you are in need of extra space in your home, whether you are extending your family or would like the luxury of a guest bedroom or larger kitchen, extensions could be the perfect addition to your home. And whilst it is easy to get caught up in the romantic notion of extending your home to suit your needs, it’s vital to sit down and consider the alternatives and benefits.
Value vs. Cost
If you have outgrown your current home because space and usability has become an issue you have two options. You could find a new home that suits your new needs or extend the one you already live in. And whilst these are both viable, extensions can offer the best in terms of value, cost, and hassle-free living.
Moving home can be a difficult process because you are required to uproot your family or lifestyle and move somewhere new. Even if the disruption is kept to a minimum by moving within a small area you will still have to face the costs of moving. In solicitor’s fees and deposits alone you could simply have extended your home.
An extension will not only meet your needs in terms of space, it will add value to your home in the long run and at a fraction of the cost of a move. And because you won’t have to leave your home or move the majority of your belongings, you can continue with your daily routine as normal – albeit with a few alterations whilst building works are going on. But choosing a reputable company with an efficient work force will mean the work is carried out in as short a time as possible, meaning you can use your new extension as quickly as possible.
The obvious benefit of having your home extended is the increased available living space as a direct result. If you have the available land you can extend the upper and lower rooms of your house, or just a simple ground floor addition. This adds value to your property and useable space for the time you live there. And what may have begun as a need for space in the kitchen can be repurposed into a space to entertain dinner guests or store your children’s art projects; an extension can be a versatile space that suits you in more ways than one.
Freedom of expression
Another benefit of extending your home over simply moving affords you the opportunity to make your home exactly what you want it to be. You can add a ground floor bathroom or a floor to ceiling glass wall to bring a sense of nature into your kitchen, or maybe even just create some extra room for storage. It really is up to you, and the possibilities are only as limited as your imagine will allow; because even if your budget or space is small, choosing the right place to extend could do wonders for your home.