Add Value To Your Home And Create Extra Living Space
If you’re looking for additional room in your home, then consider a single storey extension to be used in one of these four inspiring ways.
The average cost of moving house has risen by 59% in the past decade and now stands at over £12,000 every time you wish to relocate. Many people who need to upsize are now choosing to add living space to their existing properties instead.
With Permitted Development rights, owners are able to build single storey extensions to their home without a planning application, so long as they fall within certain criteria. Here are four awesome extension ideas to add value to your home and really create that wow factor within. Don’t just look online for ideas though, head to a kitchen showroom to get up close and personal with your dream kitchen.
Country Living Kitchen Extension
Perhaps you wish to extend the size of your small kitchen, and maybe make room for a larger dining table or a luxury kitchen island. If you’re extending your downstairs kitchen area, and want it to match the existing rustic style in your home, then a traditional kitchen extension would be the perfect choice. Consider using natural wood kitchen worktops and real stone for your tiles and flooring. The colourful tones in these materials will enhance the country living theme. If you really want to create a cosy kitchen atmosphere, then consider investing in an Aga, which the whole family and the dog can sit beside.
Garden Kitchen Diner
Homeowners are learning the art of incorporating their gardens into their family living space. With bifold doors, it is possible to open up your home to the outdoors and create the free-flowing living environment of a garden kitchen diner. An extension with either timber or aluminium bifold doors allows your house to be flooded with natural light. Rather than being tucked away in a dark galley kitchen, a spacious garden kitchen with a roof-light will provide height and allows you to cook away whilst spending time with the whole family. This is particularly important during the summer months, when you’ll be popping in and out during barbeques.
If you are low on living room space in your existing home, then consider going horizontal to acquire more square feet. Sometimes rather than creating yet another small room within your home, it is a good idea to knock some walls down and create one large downstairs area. This can be your open plan kitchen, dining and living room. Such an extension is the perfect way for a growing family to maximise their space while remaining connected to each other. It is always important to enhance daylight in an open plan environment, by installing roof-lights and using other reflective materials. Throw open the patio doors to extend the living space even further.
Contemporary Kitchen Extension
Sometimes home owners just want to apply a more modern style to their home. A contemporary extension not only replaces an outdated set of units and worktops, but also enables you to add space to your existing kitchen. A new extension might include a contemporary kitchen island or a breakfast bar with stools. Compact storage solutions can be contained efficiently within your cupboards for your convenience. Clean lines, industrial style lighting and sleek finishes on your kitchen cupboards will complete this ultra-chic look.
Before deciding what sort of extension to add to your home, have a think about how you and your family will best utilise the space.