If your budget is not large enough for buying a huge house, there is nothing to worry about! As long as you are adding maximum value to your budget and increasing it by around 20% by adding extensions, you are on the correct trail and can beat some of the highly-priced mansion!
No matter how small it is, every extension can make a big impact and boost up the overall space of your house. From adding a box window to creating space by adding a porch - each alteration can add up extra space.
Our company - HOUSE EXTENSION LONDON - serving the people of London, specializes in this very field. We aim to implement the ideas and creativity of both - our team of house experts and obviously, the owner of the house aka YOU!. We follow the simple steps of DISCOVERING, EXPLAINING THE CONCEPT, WORKING ON THE PRE-PROJECT, and then DELIVERING to you a brand new house with a ‘wow-factor’ in it!
Before getting into the details of the steps that can help you to maximize the space of your house, the budget for doing the same should be kept in mind as well. The answers to all your queries are mentioned below.
COST OF HOUSE EXTENSIONS -
The cost of each extension differs from house to house depending upon its size, location, structure, design, the owner’s ideas, and other factors like these. However, the default price that can be kept in mind by you can be £900 to £3,000 per m².
Sometimes, single-story building’s extensions might cost you more than a double-story building’s extension. Similarly, prices for various forms of extensions life, the addition of a new kitchen or bathroom, loft conversion, garage building, and getting a double story altogether can alter the overall cost for you. Therefore, having clear decisions in mind along with assistance from your house extension manager can help in this case.
HOUSE EXTENSION LONDON provides you with highly experienced and qualified project managers who work to explain to you the entire layout according to your plans to get your dream house, and that too at a very affordable and reasonable price! Take a look at some of the ways that we recommend you to consider while deliberating upon the decision of getting a house extension.
15 WAYS TO MAXIMISE THE SPACE AND VALUE OF YOUR HOUSE
If the living room can't extend enough to give rise to another because of a limitation on its width, one solution can be to enlarge it through extension. Doing this can make your living room more spacious and wider than usual. However, if there is a possibility of introducing a small new room, it can be done as well and then used as a utility room or a storeroom.
A covered path that can connect your home with an outside building, such as a garage, looks very elegant. A Glazed covering can look magnificent and can serve as a solution to connect two buildings where a direct connection might seem unusual.
Box dormers can work as a solution to deal with a loft that your house might be having that you are dissatisfied with. It helps in creating more full-height space. It can work as a loft bathroom or headroom for adding stairs.
Porches can provide both beauty and space to your entrance. Enclosed porches can help in buffering the elements of your house. Similarly, a small hallway connecting the entrance to the living room is also an option.
A window can be cantilevered on an existing structure to enhance the elegance of your house. Another benefit that can be derived out of it is the delivery of extra light in the room which can enrich its spaciousness.
In most houses, there is small outdoor space provided at the side of the house known as the side-return. Building a small extension and covering up this space can be a great trick to increase the size of the attached room, say the kitchen or the dining room.
Conservatories are very beneficial to build without any building regulation consent. This can give you a new living room if you are ready to invest in it.
Orangeries are somewhat like conservatories. However, it is better insulated, and it is easier to control the temperature of it.
A traditional option, Oak frame extensions are single-roomed structures with vaulted rooftops that can be built beside your house if there is open space provided.
It can play a huge role in transforming your entire house. An additional small house can add on to space for your kitchen or the dining room. It can also serve the purpose of being a utility room, a cloakroom, a laundry room, or even give you room for doing Yoga!
To enhance the visual features of your house, a box window may come handy. These glazed structures add on to the beauty of your house by maximizing the entrance of sunlight protruding out of the wall, appearing to be floating!
With a lightwell extension, the dark basement can get flooded with light and appear to be spacious and lighter! It can be a cherry on the top of the cake if the staircase from the basement opens up at a sunlight-struck courtyard.
A long length of glass or a series of roof lights can help immensely in the exaggeration of your extensions. Choosing the type of glass while doing so is also important because the entrance of light depends upon the width of it - whether the glass is slim or of an invisible frame.
With the permission of your real estate agent, if turning your garage into a new living space doesn’t damage the worth of the property - Go for it! This conversion might as well be profitable for you in terms of space and in some cases, during the sale of your house.
Another way of improving the looks of your house and ensuring the maximum reach of light is it is by building glazed extensions. You might need permission for doing so as these extensions are governed by building regulations.