It’s imperative you build your extension the right way, as you really have only one chance to do a proper job.
For young families looking to add more space to their home, or to extend and even convert a space, there are 5 essential tips for home extensions that you should consider before starting.
Extending your home produces plenty of dust, mess, and dirt and it can also obstruct the overall project because contractors will have to work around your life and schedule.
The solution? We recommend you consider staying in temporary accommodation. This could be taking out a short-term rental, staying in a hotel or perhaps staying with friends or family.
Although it may seem like an additional outlay, staying elsewhere while extending your home could potentially save you a lot of time and money.
Some people choose to live in their house while extensions are being done which is certainly possible, it all comes down to what you’d prefer.
House extensions have many aspects and when it comes to the design of your extension, there are several options you can choose from.
These include some of the following:
Transparency is key when it comes to working with a designer. It is hugely important that you ensure they understand exactly what it is you want, and what it is you are looking to achieve with your home extension.
This is not to say that there won’t be some sort of compromise during the process, but your designer should meet with you to discuss your brief extensively before identifying feasible plans that fall within your budget. This is the fun part, so make sure you bounce all of your ideas off of them.
Although some people perceive this step as a hindrance, building regulations are there for a reason:
At Reno8experts, we govern the entire process and know these building regulations inside out. Some new buildings such as sheds, outbuildings, and conservatories are excluded from these regulations, but all new building work, including alterations and house extensions, must comply with them.
We will guarantee that the regulations are adhered to, every step of the way.
When extending your home, it’s easy to overspend on even the smallest of projects. We recommend budgeting for around £1,000 – £2,000 per square meter, but the best thing for you to do would be to get a completely free, no obligation quote through Renov8experts.
It’s important to be realistic with your budget. If it’s your first renovation, then working with a project manager from start to finish is your best bet. They will assist in identifying everything you need in order to execute your plan.
An experienced project manager won’t miss a thing, and trust us, once the renovation is well underway, you’ll find refuge in that.
A lot of the time, home extensions are conducted because of the need for more space. Although space is a premium, it’s easy to be absorbed by thinking in square metres, as opposed to thinking about how effective you can be with a certain amount of space.
Bigger is not always better when it comes to house extensions, and there are often ways of creating the feeling of more space, without adding a massive, costly, and unnecessary extensions.
This can be achieved through strategically placed furniture, natural light, and décor. By removing clutter, painting the space with a light colour, and even adding a mirror, you can make a room feel much bigger than it is.
Being conscious of these 5 essential tips for home extensions before, during and after extending your house will go a long way in maximising your space and budget. It pays to be savvy, and to have peace of mind.