As anyone who has ever moved house will be well aware, the process of relocating can be arduous and stressful, not to mention expensive. The logistics of uprooting your life and your family can be very complex, particularly if it involves moving further away from the workplaces, schools or universities that you or loved ones regularly attend.
Selling your current home can also be very difficult, requiring hours of labour negotiating with buyers and ensuring that your property is in a clean and saleable state for viewings. The cost of moving can also quickly add up when you start to factor in costs such as estate agent fees, mover and storage services, and any modifications you will need to make for your new property.
Fortunately, if you’re in need of more space but cannot afford to move, there are more affordable ways to enjoy a bigger property without having to relocate. We explore some of the options below:
1. Invest In An Extension
Home extensions can solve a whole range of domestic issues. Whether your home is feeling a little cramped, you’re lacking enough bedrooms, you need more space to entertain, or you would like extra space for an office or studio, building an extension will make a world of difference to your life and the lives of your family members. It will also bump up the price of your property. Even if you are not willing to relocate yet, the extension could improve your financial situation further down the line.
If you’re unsure whether your home is suitable for an extension, rest assured that extensions can take a variety of forms and are often workable even on seemingly limited properties such as terraced houses.
If you’re looking for a terraced house extension in Derby, get in touch with BDS Architecture today.
2. Knock Down A Wall For An Open Plan Living Space
Many families live in homes with rooms that do not get used much, whilst the main living space feels cramped. If these rooms are next to each other, it makes sense to knock down the wall that divides them to create an airy new living space.
3. Invest In An Annexe
Building an annexe is a great way to offer space to family members who require a little more independence from the family unit. Whether you’re looking to find some quiet space for your elderly parents or your adult child and their partner, an annexe will offer them independence whilst helping them to remain on good terms with the rest of the family.
Get In Touch With BDS Architecture Today
If you are planning on extending a home in Derby and are looking for architecture services you can rely on, do not hesitate to get in touch with BDS Architecture. One of our friendly staff members will be on hand to answer any questions you may have.