House extensions are becoming more and more popular and are a fantastic way to upgrade your property and make more efficient use of the space you have available. If you've always used your garage as a place to store old furniture, or your loft is simply collecting dust mites, it might be time to rethink what you want to do with those spaces. Converting them into liveable rooms not only increases internal space but can enhance and increase the value of your home too when you opt to sell or rent it out in the future.
Adding onto Your Home
Adding onto your home isn’t as simple as getting a builder to do the project for you. There are several steps you must take first to ensure that you’re approaching the project safely and legally. We can help you do this by offering first our planning ideas on how to integrate and design the space, and then by laying out the rules and regulations that must be met in order to achieve this. We’ll walk you through every step and help you understand the process completely and entirely, so there are no surprises!
As with all of our professional planning and design services, we also aim to ensure that it’s safe to build and proceed with the project you have in mind. This means that we’ll need to assess the land and space you have available and determine if the area permits building and what the surrounding areas also present as well. For example, if you’re looking to extend your home onto a property that is unsuitable for building, this will need to be accounted for or a special permit will have to be considered before this can be done safely.
Along with providing safe building measures, we’re also here to provide planning ideas to help you get the most out of the space you do have available and ensure that you’re making the right decisions to efficiently utilise the space, your budget, and the building measures to the fullest capacity. Planning ideas can range from integrating a spa or pool into your garden, expanding your garden, or attaching new additions to your home and thus reducing the garden space. Some may also be looking to not extend their home in size, but remodel it internally to open it up more. For example, if you have an older home that still has the toilet closet separated from the shower, you’ll want to knock down the barrier wall between the two and open up the bathroom floorplan more. Our planning ideas can help you do this.
All of our planning ideas are designed to help you increase the value of your home if you intend to sell it in the future or even if you want to rent it out and promote it at a higher rate for greater return. You might find that university students or families are more interested in modernised properties and are willing to pay the higher rent price because it meets the value of the home. Implementing house extensions can render a higher home value and thus play in your favour when you decide what you want to do next with the property.