There are different forms of extending a home. For example, extending it upwards – there are times when the house has a first-floor roof to extend on top of. There are times when a person can extend their home into the loft. Then there is the option of extending down into cellar space. The most people one is people expanding to the side of the house from a porch or a conservatory to a first and second-floor extension.
There are many options and also several reasons why people should consider extending their homes. Below are some of the benefits.
You Can Make the Most of an Outdoor Space
If you have a large space to the side of your home, driveway, or garden, then extending to that won’t detract from the outdoor space, while adding benefits to the indoor space. Having a conservatory for your home is going to provide space where you and your family can eat and also showcases a garden space. A porch is not going to take up that much space when built at the front of your home, but it is going to add security and storage benefits.
Provides Another Living Area
When the family is growing, many people need more space for relaxing. When the room has toys thrown around and you want to relax and watch television, it becomes hard to do that and other chores like ironing. You will not always enjoy watching the same things as your kid. There are times when you want to watch your favourite TV show or the latest headlines and they want to watch cartoons. In the end, there is someone who will be unhappy there.
Provides Another Bedroom
Apart from the value it adds to your home, an extra bedroom is going to be a must if your family grows and you don’t want to move to a bigger house with more bedrooms. At first, you can get away with your children sharing the space, but it is better for everyone if they have their own space. Another common trend is that couples sleep in different rooms as they get older and their sleeping patterns change.
A drawing floor plan shows the relationship between rooms, spaces and physical features which is viewed from above. It is a great way to visualize how people will move around through the space.
Making a home more modern, lighter, or even open-plan is some of the common reasons why people consider home extensions. Terraced houses tend to be very dark, but adding a loft extension that has a skylight is going to transform a home completely.
There are times when people do home extensions because they need more room in their homes. Adding a porch to a house means there is more room to store shoes and coats. Having a dedicated space is going to make your home feel more spacious and tidier because you don’t have to store your sporting equipment or musical equipment inside. You can have more space in your home to store things that would have otherwise been stored in the bedroom or living room.
Having one bathroom is never enough when you aren’t living alone. Whether you are adding an additional toilet downstairs or a bathroom upstairs, it becomes more convenient to have the bathroom and you will wonder how you managed to have only one.
Making Lifestyle Changes
Maybe you are starting to work from home and you need a place to work from. Working from your living room or bedroom can affect your work-life balance. When you have an office space in your home, you can close the door and focus on your work. This means your home doesn’t have to become your new workplace. It is easier to separate your work from your home life and have a healthy life-work balance.