Home extensions are an excellent way to invest in your home, improve your life quality, and make your property easier to sell on the market. There are several extension types to choose from, some are more expensive than others, and some are easier to install. Often, the extension type depends on the type of property you have. Below, you can find 5 popular extension types.
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Rear extensions are a popular option for the home; they extend the floor space of the property into the garden at the back, giving you additional room and increasing the value of your property. Rear extensions are functional and beautiful when designed by a quality Architect.
A rear extension can be used as an additional sitting room. They normally have lots of glass, so they make excellent sunrooms. Why not make something special out of the extension, such as a studio or games room? They also make your home easier to sell when it’s time to move home.
Side Return Extensions
Side return extensions are less common because the property needs to have some dead space on the outside. In urban dwellings, tenements, and period properties, there is sometimes a path or alley that is no longer in use. These spaces collect rubbish and add little value to the property.
Instead, invest in the dead space, extend the size of your interior, and add value to your property. A side returns extension is a nice way to make use of the full size of the property and avoid any unsightly issues with the exterior. Again, this type of extension is rare but useful.
Wrap Around Extensions
A wrap-around extension combines a rear extension with a side return extension creating a substantial new living space that can be used as a dining room, and kitchen, front room, or a something else. This extension is substantial and moves the walls in two different directions.
Wrap-around extensions offer a range of possibilities for the home. They are excellent for family homes as they provide more living space to enjoy. Using bi-folding doors, you can blend the indoors with the outdoors bringing nature a little closer and reducing the need for indoor plants.
Double Storey Extensions
A double-story extension can be in the form of a rear extension, a side-return extension, or a wrap-around extension. The difference is that a double-story extension is built upwards on the same foundations as the property. Effectively, you get increased floor space for a lower cost.
Double-story extensions cost less than the others described on the list because they already have foundations. Additionally, double-story extensions often don’t require permission from the local government; they can be built whenever it’s convenient. An excellent extension option.
A dormer extension is another great option if you have some dead space in the upper regions of your home. A dormer extension typically changes a pitched roof to a flat one creating a box room that is excellent for a master bedroom, an ensuite, or an additional children’s bedroom.
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