Planning a new home extension is exciting as you begin to plot out a new space for memories to be formed in. While the process may be fun as you funnel your inspiration into your latest project, it can also be a little confusing to figure out where exactly you should start. There are many rules and regulations you need to know when it comes to what you can and can not do when extending your property. These include things such as whether or not you will need planning permission and how far you can extend the property. This confusion puts a lot of people off actually going through with the project.
Please don’t let confusion get in the way of creating something that you and your guests will love. There are so many benefits to building an extension that are both emotional and financial. One major benefit that home extensions bring is the opportunity to truly personalise your property, and make it your own.
One of the most sought after benefits of building a new home extension is the additional living space that they provide. As we go through life, our needs can change and our homes need to reflect that. Maybe you’re looking to start a family and need space for your new tiny family member on the way, or maybe you have started working from home and require a new office. Perhaps your guests are tired of sleeping on the air mattress and you finally want to get that spare room for them to stay in. There are thousands of reasons out there to build that home extension and by tailoring the design to your family’s needs, you create something purposeful for your family.
A popular reason for building a home extension is to install a new bathroom. Unless you live solo sharing a bathroom can often be a frustrating experience, especially if you’re busting for a wee. Creating an extra space to wash and go to the toilet can help get rid of those annoying moments.
Home extensions can do wonders for your pockets too. By increasing the living space within your property, you raise its market value, essentially future-proofing it. By building a new room that also provides functionality to your property’s overall design, you can expect your property value to increase even further.
While they may be fantastic, building a home extension isn’t exactly something that comes cheap. You will need to invest tens of thousands of pounds into this project and so you need to get it done right. There can be a great deal of risks you will need to watch out for that could potentially lengthen construction time, drive up costs or even cancel the project altogether. Luckily for you, we have compiled a handy checklist highlighting all of the issues you could run into. Make sure to follow our checklist to avoid running into problems down the line and to make sure your new home extension build goes as smoothly as possible.