The ever-increasing house prices in Worthing (and pretty much every where in Sussex) means it’s tough for the average family to move home when they out-grow their current accommodation.
But moving home isn’t the only solution to find more living space for your family.
Home extensions are a flexible and comparibly cost-effective way to add some extra space. And when done right, they are also a nice way to add value, personality and point-of-difference.
5 Ways You Can Extend Your House
Whether you build up or out, on or in, there are 5 ways you can use your extension.
Families grow: Babies, friends, relatives. They all come with their own need for space. This is where a bedroom extension is an excellent option. Adding a bedroom to your existing home is much easier that buying a bigger house.
A playroom addition to the home will give the children a room to themselves. This means that all those toys, equipment etc for the kids can be stored in the room, and used to play in a nice safe area all for themselves.
A very popular choice is to extend your kitchen, creating a nice large area to either have more space to cook, or to add a kitchen/diner to your house, where you and your family can have its meals.
Extending your lounge area gives you a couple of options. You can either use the space for entertaining, with the addition of a dining table. Or you can use the extra floor space for sofas, which perfectly compliment that new widecreen tv you just bought.
An excellent choice of house extension is to go for the two-storey build. This presents a lot of options to what type of rooms you would like. Whether you would want to have an extra bedroom and bathroom, kitchen and entertainment room, the choice is yours.
Laws regarding planning permission for housing extensions have changed. It used to be that a detatched house could add 70 cubic metres before planning permission was required, and a terrace house would be allowed 50 cubic metres added before planning permission was needed.
Properties can now have a two storey extension stretching ten foot back from the rear wall of the property, with no limit to the volume of the extension.
Of course, before starting out, please discuss your extension with us or another professional carpentry/building firm.
Benefits of Home Extensions
The main benefit to having a house extension is obvious. You get the added space and extra room without the additional stress (and cost) of moving home.
In addition, when building your extension, you also have additional control over the design and layout. This gives you greater creative freedom to make extra space for exactly what you need it for, rather than relocating and ‘shoe-horning’ your needs into a new home.
Contact Us For A Free No-Obligation Chat About Your Extension
As with all of our carpentry and building work, we start by discussing your needs, plans and ideas in full. We are always happy to help you think of new and exciting ways to improve your home with an extension. You can find our contact details here.