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Five reasons to extend your home in 2021

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Mika, Staff Writer

Friday, 28th May 2021

Whether you’re looking for extra space in your home or wanting to redesign your home to suit your lifestyle, a house extension is an ideal way to create extra space and add value to your property. However, homeowners often spend years debating whether or not to extend their homes, wasting valuable time that they could have spent living in their dream property.

So, what are you waiting for? Here are five reasons to take the plunge and make 2021 the year that you extend your home:

1. Avoid the hassle of moving

Moving to a new house is often said to be one of the most stressful times of a person’s life. It can also mean moving locations, as well as changing your children’s schools and potentially even looking for a new job.

Choosing to extend your home instead of moving to a new house means that you can stay in the same location, with your children remaining in their own school and with no need to look for a new job. If you love where you live, extending your home is the perfect option.

2. Add value to your property

A house extension is a great way to add value to your property. Whether you decide to opt for a kitchen extension or a loft conversion, you’re almost guaranteed to increase the resale value of your home whilst creating extra living space for your family.

With property prices currently at an all-time high, 2021 is the ideal time to increase the value of your property even further.

3. Design your own home

Have you ever dreamed of being able to design your own home but the cost put you off? When you extend your home, you can decide exactly how you want your property to be. Whether you’ve always dreamed of having a walk-in wardrobe or you long for an open plan kitchen diner, extending your home will allow you to be in control of the design process and create the home you’ve always dreamed of.

4. Utilise your existing space

Think about the space that already exists in your home but isn’t being used to its full potential. For example, you might have an attic that’s cluttered up with all of your old junk and not being used to its full potential.

You could take your old cluttered attic and undergo a loft conversion to give your home a fantastic new living space that adds value to your home. Instead of the unneeded storage space, you could add an extra bedroom and even an en suite to your home, giving your family the space that you crave.

Optimising unused space is a great way to gain extra space in your home in the most efficient way possible.

5. Adapt your house to your lifestyle

A house extension is a great way to gain the extra space that your family needs, without the stress and disruption of moving house. It also allows you to design your space around your lifestyle, giving you a space that is tailored to your family.

For example, if you love having your extended family over for dinner, you might opt for an open plan kitchen extension to give you the space for a large dining table and create the perfect space for socialising with friends and family. Alternatively, you might decide to add an office or playroom to your home.

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If you’re ready to begin planning your house extension to add valuable space to your home, an Extension Specialist can talk you through the options and help you to plan the perfect extension to your home. You can search for trusted Extension Specialists and request a quote on Bark.

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