Are you in the process of sprucing up your home but you feel that you need more space to work on in order for it to be totally successful? Then perhaps it’s time for an extension project.
While making additions to your home is not that cheap, doing it today lets you enjoy a number of cool functional and aesthetically pleasing benefits in the long run. Not only will you and your family have more usable space, but you will also be able to add built-in style and design elements to your home.
So we have put together four brilliant extension ideas that will transform your home into something that is naturally attractive.
But before we proceed with the list, keep in mind that enlisting the services of a structural engineer from one of your local engineering companies is essential to ensure the structural integrity of all building elements involved in the extension project, especially when walls are involved.
- Transform Your Kitchen
Nowadays, many people consider the kitchen as the heart of a home. After all, it is where the main occupants of a home congregate almost every single day, and it is typically where the sumptuous food that helps nourish our mind and body is prepared and consumed. So if you’re beginning to feel that your kitchen doesnt provide the space for this then their are some clever ideas. Most popular is creating an open and seamless space between the inside of your home and outdoors adding an undercover alfresco dining area with easy access to the kitchen.
You can transform your kitchen in many other clever ways, such as by using a island bench as a divider, keeping the open space or consolidating storage space meticulously or unifying with a single decorating scheme to create the feeling of openness and space.
- Utilise Ceiling Space
Whether a room is small or large, it will feel more airy and amazing with tall ceilings. You can achieve tall ceilings during your extension project either by building up, or by digging down to reduce the floor level. And depending on the situation with your roofing, you have the option to select between several beautiful ceiling options, including vaulted ceilings. What’s even better about utilising your ceiling space is that it’s one of the cheapest ways to change the way a certain room feels.
- Build Two Storeys
Want to achieve maximum bang for the buck for your extension? Consider moving up by building two storeys instead of one. How does that help financially? Well, when you stretch over the more expensive elements of foundations and roofing over a large area, you will be able to reduce the average cost per square metre in a slightly significant way. Apart from that, adding a second level to a single storey structure may help boost the aesthetic appeal of your home, value and if you love your home and decorating as much as I do then this allows more decorating opportunities in the interior.
- Add a Sunroom
What better way to make your home even more attractive than by adding in a naturally gorgeous permanent structure such as a sunroom? This is one of the most popular alternatives among homeowners who are looking to make small yet significant changes with an extension, because building a sunroom doesn’t require the same amount of effort and money as building another storey, but the aesthetic appeal it adds to both the inside and outside of a home is very huge. Additionally, a sunroom extension can help insulate a home.