Moving into a new home can give you a fresh start, but what if you’ve always loved the home you’ve lived in? There are two main ways that you can get more space in your home and start anew; either decide to move house or extend your existing home. Each option comes with advantages and disadvantages, ranging from relative costs to property space. Below are some of the most important things to consider to help you choose whether you should move house or extend your property.
If you are planning a house extension, you may be wondering at what stage to include a designer in the project. There are many benefits to choosing a designer that is involved with the whole process of the house extension, some of which we outline below…
At the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, many offices were shut and employees were forced to quickly adapt to working from home. While at first many employees found that chaotic, people soon adapted to remote working and discovered the benefits of working from home. For this reason, the demand for home offices has significantly risen in the UK, as many people wish to continue working from home for the long-term. In this blog post, we explain where to start with a house extension for a home office and outline the important things you must consider before you begin to build your home office.
With most offices closed for months as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, homeworking has quickly become the norm. Even as businesses begin to reopen, this looks set to continue. Recent surveys suggest that the majority of UK office workers now favour either a partial or complete switch to homeworking, with many reluctant to give up their newfound flexibility and escape from the daily commute.
If you are thinking about improving your home, such as adding a single-storey extension to the rear of your property or extending your garage, then you will need architectural drawings. These drawings will be used by a range of different professionals including builders, electricians and plumbers.
This is why it is vital that they are clear, concise and accurate.
If you’ve decided to extend your home, you will need to consider precisely how you’re going to roof your new space. It’s time to get inspired with our single-storey extension roof design ideas!
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.
Space can be limited in the average UK home. Whether it’s down to a growing family, your interior aspirations or simply catering for your tastes, a bigger house or property is the goal for many homeowners. But while moving into a pre-existing, larger property is a solution for some, for others leaving your first home – or ‘forever house’ – can be a challenge. That’s where extensions come in, providing an ideal way to expand your space while keeping all your comforts close to home.
A wraparound extension can add much-needed space to your existing property. These L-shaped extensions essentially combine a front or rear extension with a side return extension.
Wraparound extensions are typically more complex to construct than standard side or rear extensions, although they offer greater volumes of space and complete flexibility. With a wraparound extension, you’ll find it much easier to re-order the layout of your entire home to suit your requirements. With a bit of clever engineering, you can even remove entire corners of current space to breathe life into your home with an attractive and vast open-plan living space.
An extension can provide numerous benefits for you as a homeowner, such as creating a more spacious and intuitive living environment for your everyday life. One of the most important questions that many people wonder, however, is 'does adding an extension add value?' It's true that building projects can very often serve as a creative way to raise your property price, but the degree to which this is true will depend on a number of factors regarding the home itself and your exact extension plans.