Find out the variations you can choose as per your convenience from the dining room, open plan kitchen or kitchen extension, living room, extra room, rear extensions, adding aside on the ground floor and other side return extensions under permitted development.
A report from the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin suggests that people with cluttered and unfinished living space tend to face more depression waves for the day than those in orderly homes with a lot of natural light.
Even a tiny shift in your room or creating a suitable storage space can produce a lot of serotonin, as you would have experienced. Such similar small home extensions are an excellent solution to boost your mood and the house price with the perfect design ideas.
Upsizing not only reduces the stress of moving out with the baggage but is a much cheaper option than shifting to a more extensive property, according to the Architecture For London. Moreover, it provides an opportunity to create living space based on your choice, interests and needs.
Before planning an extension, the most crucial factor should be to centre it around your goal to serve the purpose.
A few popular demands from the past include a more pleasant kitchen, extra space for kids to play or office space with natural light during the pandemic. Based on the needs, we try to describe the preferable options below:
Adding extra space to your kitchen won’t just make a bigger room but will change the entire vibes. For instance, a simple sliding door addition will give your kitchen a classy look and much more sunlight. In addition, it can be extended to your garden or used up the side space that leads to the backyard.
With skylights, huge windows, and sliding doors, you can create the best hangout space, plus an open kitchen for your family to enjoy with your designed bookshelves to read from.
The rear extension can cover the extra space from the side, utilising the ground floor and sunlight to its max usage.
It is the most straightforward, cheapest and quickest extension, including the material and labour costs. One of the most known adaptations is a conservatory, mainly constructed of glass. It is the closest experience to being outdoors while staying in your cosy blanket.
A perfect place for you and your plants to spend the weekend with the best furniture and people. Additionally, you won’t need heating here on sunny days as the glass will allow a significant amount of sunlight, raising and maintaining a warm environment on the inside.
Whether you are looking for a personalised gym or a home theatre away from the regular noisy corners of the room, you can extend your loft with modern amenities like floor heating and soundproof walls.
There are numerous possibilities for extension based on your roof structure and height, which we have explained in another article.
The one shown in the picture here is a roof extension with a lot of open space, hence, less building cost.
Garden Room Extensions
It is slightly different from the other extensions as this is completely detached from your main building and is usually built, consuming your backyard space. However, the stand-alone building will have the same insulation system as any other room of your house.
This room has boundless possibilities to convert into anything you want, from a studio to a gaming room or a yoga/ dance room.
Garden Extension will have minimum impact on your daily schedule with the building activities taking place outside and hence is one of the favourites amongst our clients. It is the most flexible part of the house. It is structured, used and maintained nicely.
Garages are not always available for conversions; it mainly depends on sufficient on-street parking space. But with more and more parking space on streets, a garage conversion is in high demand. In addition, it has the advantage of having a separate entrance or the same.
An attached garage makes the floor plan and your living space bigger where you can fit a single or double bedroom, depending on its size. In addition, it can be customised on the inside with added separations and utterly different interiors, giving the garage a homely gesture.
On the other hand, a detached garage is easy to expand with minimum disturbance in the living routine, keeping the noise and the damage away.