Can’t move house? Add an extension instead
27th August 2015
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House prices are continuing to grow and moving to a larger property may not be something that is affordable for you and your family right now.  However, if it is becoming increasingly difficult to manage with the space you have, either converting the loft or adding an extension to your current property may be a viable solution to your problem.

While it seem easy to think about having an extension added, there are some important considerations to contemplate before committing to anything. First off, while the extension is primarily for the benefit of your family, it is also worth thinking about what would happen if you were to sell up. You may love having a slightly more modern extension added to a traditional house, but this may cause problems when you come to sell up and move on. Keeping with the architectural style of the house and making sure your extension fits in with your property is likely to add the maximum amount of value rather than having something jarring that could end up detracting from the value.

Be strategic in how you extend. Having a larger kitchen, adding bedrooms and bathrooms are all good ways of extending your space that will both be useful for you as the current owners but will also be good for future owners. Creating a larger kitchen diner will appeal to many people and the old dining room will transfer nicely to an office, playroom for the kids or even something more luxurious such as a gym or cinema room. If space is really tight then by adding a kitchen extension, this also opens up the possibility of increasing the upstairs space too. If you live in a busy urban environment then the addition of a conservatory can lend itself to many different uses.

If your garden isn’t very big or you don’t want to sacrifice any of your outside space, extending into the loft is a great way of generating extra space and it works well as extra bedroom space. Garages are also popular conversions as they lend themselves nicely to many different functions and can really open up the downstairs if your garage is attached to your house and you have glass doors fitted.

If you’re looking to extend your house then get in contact with McQueen Installations today as Karl can not only help you to plan your extension but can supply and erect it too.

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