Extensions are, in many ways, little miracles. They allow you to modify the layout of your home to achieve a style of living you never thought possible at your current address. Moreover, they help you to avoid all of the expenses of moving home and upgrading to a bigger, better property.
If you’re planning an extension, there are all kinds of ways that you can improve the organization in your home while freeing up space. Let’s take a look.
Adjust Your Existing Space
Some home “extensions” are not extensions at all, but rather modifications to the existing space. In the past, architects designed homes for another era. Kitchens and bathrooms were small while the lion’s share of the space went to living rooms and dining areas.
The modern home, however, is a different animal. People want space in their kitchens to allow them to rustle up meals and entertain for upwards of a dozen guests. Plus, they have more equipment that needs storing; everything from dehydrators to Nutri-Bullets.
Adjusting your existing space can help resolve these bottlenecks in your home without requiring the expense of a full extension. You may be able to knock through non-supporting walls and provide your home with a completely different layout which gives you more space in the kitchen and bathroom.
Build A Two-Story Extension
One of the reasons people take out Evolution Money’s homeowner loans is so that they can build two-story extensions. Not only do these extensions provide much more space making it easier to organize the home, but they also add value to a property. Extra bedrooms and receptions rooms can significantly bump up the value of a property.
Two-story extensions are typically cheaper per square foot of living space than their one-story counterparts. With a two-story extension, you don’t need two roofs, or two sets of electric wiring or plumbing: you can integrate the whole lot into one structure.
Two-story extensions provide you with all kinds of storage and organizational options. You could build a garage on the bottom floor and then a spare room on the top. If you have a pitched roof, you can also expand your attic space to keep all the stuff out of the way of your living space.
Open Up Ceiling Space
An extension on one part of your house can sometimes enable you to open up ceiling space in another. Let’s say, for instance, that you’re planning on building the aforementioned two-story extension. You could create new attic space to free up clutter from your existing space and then use that to show off your pitched roof. Pitched roofs in interior rooms add an unparalleled sense of space, character an atmosphere.
Glaze Linked Spaces
Finally, you may already have the space you need, but it’s not attached to the main property. It’s common for traditional homes to comprise multiple buildings. Building a glazed link between the two allows you to use the new space to organize your things, without it feeling like a separate part of the home.