When you are feeling like you no longer fit the space you live in, you do not have to move. If you love the house and where you are, another solution is to add space to the house in the shape of an extension. Reputable builders can help you create your dream home extension. Once you have your approvals, speak to your neighbours, have a budget set and know where it needs to go, you can then start to look at other steps towards a great extension.
1) Do your homework on materials you want to use
Choosing the right materials is an important step. After all, the right materials can bring it to life, and the wrong choice can leave you with something you hate to be in. You will want to think about materials your home uses already, as well as things like sustainability, energy conservation and whether you want to be unique and bold, or more subtle.
2) Try to get imaginative
You do not have to get the exact same extension that your neighbours got, you might go up into the loft, you might out or you could even go down into the basement. Try to be imaginative, you can consult with a designer and contractor to make the best choice. You could be different with the shape of it, with the material you use or with the architecture. Just consider if there are any limits when it comes to getting permission from the local authority.
3) Don’t forget to plan some landscaping
As well as thinking about the extension on the home consider the outside around it. You do not want it to be like a building site. Once the extension is done have the outdoors planned so it suits the addition.
4) Choose the best builder
Whether you choose Mr Verandah as your builder or someone else you need to consider their experience and skill. That way you can find someone who can build something special. Look at their past projects, make sure they have experience with your type of extension and reach out to references to see what other clients have to say.
5) Consider hiring a designer
Another professional you want to think about consulting is a designer. They can help design an extension that meets your needs while also looking great. You can look at their portfolios and consider past work to see their style and whether it would suit your goals.
Extending the home is a great way to get more space whether you need another bedroom, a home office, a larger kitchen or something else. With some insight, professional help and research you can have the best extension possible. With Mr Verandah you have a business with more than 30 years in building extensions, verandahs, pergolas, garages and carports. They are professionals who can add value to your property while giving you the room and lifestyle you have been dreaming of.