Depending on your property design and your family needs, you might benefit from a home extension instead of buying another property. Many homeowners prefer to extend their homes to avoid the hassle and tussle of moving out or looking for another property, especially when the current home is in an ideal location. There are so many options when it comes to extending a house. You can extend into the rear, loft, add a second or third floor, or even extend to the side. Here are some reasons to consider a home extension.
Add another living area.
As your family grows, you might need additional space to accommodate your family’s needs. For instance, you may need a storage room, a kids’ playroom, an entertainment room, or even space to carry out other chores like ironing. The fact that your kids may want to watch cartoons while you catch up with your favorite show or headlines is reason enough to add an entertainment area. You can add living space to suit your changing lifestyle or your family’s growing needs.
Maximize your outdoor space
If you have a large outdoor space, for example, a large driveway, garden, or space to the side of your home, you can expand your home to make the most out of the area. It provides significant benefits to your indoor space, especially when you don’t need the outdoor space as much. Plus, a porch wouldn’t take so much space, so you can leave only enough space to accommodate your outdoor needs.
Provide an extra room
Extending your home is a good idea when you are short of rooms to accommodate your family members. For instance, you can add a bedroom, bathroom, utility room, kitchen, etc. Bedrooms can be necessary, especially when you have more kids and don’t want to move to another property with more bedrooms. Thankfully, there are so many rear home extension ideas to benefit from. An advantage of extending to add an extra room or rooms is that you can adapt the room to your needs anytime.
Accommodate lifestyle changes
You can extend your home to accommodate lifestyle changes, for instance, the need to work from home. Having a small desk and chair in your bedroom would work, but it can hurt your work-life balance. So you can add an extra room to serve as an office space which means your home remains as it is and doesn’t turn into a working space. You can also extend a home to accommodate the needs of an elderly or disabled family member.
Remodel your home
Another reason homeowners initiate home extensions is to remodel their properties. For instance, making a home modern, lighter, or creating an open plan. Some houses can be very dark, so adding a loft extension with a skylight or opening up the back of the property can transform the entire space.
Add more value to your property.
Extending a house is a home improvement that improves your lifestyle and adds value to your property. It could be valuable in the form of an extra room, an open interior design, a downstairs toilet, etc. Every addition translates into additional value because an improved home is more attractive to prospective buyers if you want to sell the property later.
Avoid the hassle and costs of moving out.
Moving, especially when you have kids, is costly and stressful. You have to think about the moving costs and the costs of transferring your kids to a new school, not to mention it will take a while before they are used to the new environment. Therefore extending your home may be the ideal option to avoid such problems if you want a bigger space.
Extending your house gives you the freedom to do whatever you want with the new space.