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Ever feel like things have become a bit cramped? Could you do with a bit of extra room for a bigger kitchen, a play room or even an office? Over the years we all accumulate belongings -and even people! And our once-perfect home has become a bit of a squeeze!
There are many reasons why people decide to extend their property with a home extension (see more here). Not only does it help to create that much needed extra space, but it can also add value to your home.
Here are 5 reasons you might decide to choose to extend your home:
5 Reasons to Build A House Extension
House extension to suit your lifestyle
Extending your property means you can remodel your house to better reflect your lifestyle and suit your needs. House extensions are not only practical, they are inspirational – with simple changes bringing about astonishing results. You can collaborate your ideas with your architect or designers meaning you are in control of the design process from start to finish.
Adding value to your property
One of the main reasons home owners decide to extend is to add value to their property. In today’s property market – many cannot afford to move house or shy away from the stress of both selling and buying a new house simultaneously. If you are happy with your location and just need a bit of extra space – extending your house is the perfect answer. It also means that when you do come to selling your property, you will make back your investment and then some.
A house extension certainly has it’s advantages over deciding to move house as it requires far less upheaval. But where do you begin? After all, a home extension is a major project and requires plenty of careful consideration before you even pick up your tools.
If you’re thinking of extending your home but don’t know where to start, here are a few helpful tips to ensure you are well prepared for your new project!
How to plan and design an extension
BE AREA AWARE Before you plan that extravagant extension or costly conversion, it’s crucial to talk to a local estate agent to find out what renovations are popular in your area. Every street has a ceiling value so don’t over develop if you want to see a good return on your investment.
Getting planning permission can be tricky and requires a lot of local knowledge to increase your chances of being able to start building. It’s something we have plenty of experience with, so if you’d like to find out how we can help you navigate around all the pitfalls, please do contact us on 1300 724 118.
We are more than happy to discuss your home extension project in more detail. I’m sure we can help. With over 20 years of experience, we’ve managed to gather a lot of experience in this field.