A home is a blessing . It gives us a place to call our own, where we can raise a family and make memories. But as time goes by, our needs change. Maybe we need more space for a growing family, or we want to update our home to suit our changing tastes.
Whatever the reason, extending your home is a great way to get the extra space you need, without having to move house. But it can be a big financial commitment, so here are 5 budget friendly ideas for home extension:
1. Extend upwards, not outwards
Adding an extra storey to your home is a great way to get more space, without taking up valuable garden space. It’s also generally more cost effective than extending outwards.
2. Use existing space
If you’re short on space, make the most of what you have. Consider converting your attic or basement into extra living space. This can be a great way to add an extra bedroom, home office or playroom without taking up any additional space.
3. Extend at the back
If you have the space, extending at the back of your home is generally more cost effective than extending at the front. It also tends to be less disruptive, as you won’t need to worry about building work affecting your street view or disrupting your neighbours.
4. Keep it simple
The more complex your extension design, the more it will cost. Keeping it simple will help to keep costs down.
5. Consult with the Professionals:
If you want to get the most out of your home extension budget, it’s important to consult with the professionals. An experienced architect or builder will be able to advise you on the best way to extend your home, taking into account your budget and needs.
They can also help you to navigate the planning process, which can be complex and time consuming. Getting professional help at the outset can save you a lot of time, money and stress in the long run. The Earnock Builders team would be more than happy to offer advice and assistance with your home extension plans – get in touch today!