Why should I get a Home Extension?
One of the primary reasons for extending your home is to gain all the benefits of added space, without taking away anything from your outdoor areas. For example, a conservatory can both enable you to have dining space, while also showcasing your garden at the same time. Porches are also similar in that respect - they will not take up a lot of space in front of your house, but will enable you to store things and give your home an extra layer of security.
As your family gets bigger, you will need more space for your growing family. Having toys littered in any of the living spaces can make it harder to wind down, and can make it difficult for you to find somewhere to relax by yourself. Having additional spaces enables you to take it easy by yourself if necessary.
Adding an extension to your property will not only make your home more valuable, but may be very much needed - additional bedrooms are a godsend as your family grows. This can ultimately save you the time and money of moving house simply because of bedroom space. Even if your children are able to share rooms, your family will find it much easier by having rooms to themselves.
Having a home that is more open plan is another good reason for a house extension. In houses where there is not a lot of light, such as terraced houses, having the back of the property opened up (or having a skylight added) can you create an illusion of a bigger space due to added light.
Aside from having additional rooms and space to yourself, extensions can be particularly useful for storage purposes. As mentioned before, a porch is not only an addition to the front of the house, but can also give you space to store shoes, coats and more. For those with plenty of hobbies, items such as musical instruments or sporting kit can have their own space to stay in that will keep them out of the way.
Adding another bathroom is often a popular choice. A bigger family will need more bathrooms, and having one on both floors, for instance, can be very useful.
If you are lucky enough to be able to work from home, a dedicated space is vital to help you maintain concentration and focus. Working in the bedroom is ill-advised and having a desk in your living room is not an ideal solution. With a dedicated office space, you’re able to get on with tasks and also split focus with family time. When all the work is done, you can simply leave your office.
As you can imagine, one of the most obvious reasons for having an extension is to add value to your home. Regardless of what you choose to add to your house, the addition will always result in more value when you decide to put your house back on the market. In fact, just one more bedroom can add up to £20,000 to its original sale price. Bigger rooms than this can also be a very enticing prospect for buyers.