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Home Extension in 6 Practical Ways With a Limited Budget and Space

Do you want to make the most out of your living space? A home extension can help you achieve a dream home you have been yearning for. Fortunately, there is an unlimited number of ways you can cleverly reconfigure your house to reduce wastage of space.

It is everyone’s dream to own a livable and decent home. A home extension helps you to actualize your dreams. However, you have to know what it takes to own a house of your dream because as the famous dictum goes, “Rome was not built in a day”. You must know what you want and work for it. Otherwise, your dream will remain just a dream.

You have to get it right in the first place if you want to succeed. If you have never done it before, or you have done it before without success, I have compiled five ways, which will guide you towards success.

1. Relocate if Possible

I perfectly understand that you love your neighbourhood so much and that you may be adamant to move. Extending is not suitable for every house. You could end up damaging your precious home. The sooner you realise that you would be better off relocating to another area and extending your new home, the better for you.

A home extension of a bungalow

Above: A single-storey side and double-storey extension of a 1930s bungalow.

2. Know Exactly What is Best for You

Your housing needs are unique to you. Therefore, they reflect your elegance, budget and taste. No-one understands your needs better than yourself when it comes to a home extension. The results should truly reflect your personality so that you do not get disappointed.

Hence, extending your house should not be just a matter of adding kitchen or bathroom. You need to identify gaps and highlight them to your architect who will draw up plans according to your needs.

3. Know Your Taste in Materials

You should choose your materials carefully. It would certainly not help if you end up with a bland extension. Consult with your architect widely, and brainstorm with them over what will work best. You have to think through your needs if you are planning to contrast an existing house with various materials.

Also, you will not be wanting to have an extended house that reflects no character simply because you picked up wrong materials without thinking through.

4. Estimate Your Extensions Correctly

You need to estimate the size of your extensions correctly. A designer can help you. The extension should neither be too big nor too small. It should also not be prominent, nor should it be inconspicuous. Hence, you need to have a mindset that you can conjoin an extra space with the existing spaces, instead of adding more spaces.

5. The Architectural Design Should Reflect Your Style and Personality

There is a style inherent for every home. Different periods of history have offered us unique styles of building and materials. Houses of Georgian era can be extended to match. The ingredients of your buildings should match with character. Designers work to authenticate your desires.

You can extend a Georgian home to contrast. It is not as easy as it sounds to create a contrasting extension. It requires diverse ideas and should be sensitive to the existing house.

Georgian era house
Above: Georgian era house

6. Extension Could Affect Your Neighbourhood

You need to know how extension affects your neighbourhood. However, blindly extending your home without regards to the Party Wall Act could lead to frustrations. You do not want to quarrel with your neighbour just because your extension encroached into your their space knowingly or unknowingly.

Take it upon yourself to create a home extension, which is affordable and within your means. Before you engage yourself with home extension, consult local estate agents.

Hanzo Design believes an extension is an effective way to improve your home significantly. That is why our dedicated team of professionals is always ready to assist you with home extension services. While this undertaking may not be a bed of roses, we treat your burden in this regard as ours.

We understand that applying for planning permission is a tedious process. We are delighted to let you know that we can help you earn approval with relative ease. Also, our professionals are knowledgeable about the requirements of the local building codes and laws.

We do not let obstacles stand in our way no matter how big. However, this is not to say that we treat smaller projects differently. We offer due diligence. It is our job.  Let us know if you wish to hire our services.

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