Sooner or later, every homeowner realises that the living space is no longer adequate, and whether due to a growing family or a change of lifestyle, the need for additional living space becomes evident. If you look at all your options, you could relocate, which for many people is out of the question, or you could extend your existing property. Assuming the latter is your choice, here are a few ways you can add some extra living space to your home.
Building a Porch
While many homes have a recessed front doorway, actually building an enclosed area outside the front door offers many benefits. If, for example, you are interested in a bespoke porch in Scotland, there is a local company that specialises in designing and building porches that are in keeping with their surroundings, and with double glazed windows and doors, you have all the warmth and comfort that the living room provides. You might prefer an aluminium structure, or perhaps traditional bricks and mortar, but whatever your choice, calling in a professional company will ensure that the work is done properly.
An Elegant Conservatory
A very popular choice, the modern conservatory is mainly made up from customised double glazed units, which allows light into the room without losing your valuable heat. Conservatories offer year round comfort, and just about any shape can be created, ensuring that the additional feature blends well with the existing surroundings. Sliding patio doors lead to the garden, and in the summer, the living space offers both indoor and outdoor ambiences, while in the winter, you can enjoy the spectacular view in relative comfort.
The modern solution to adding extra living space involves creating a concrete base, onto which will sit a modular living unit, and this offers other benefits, as it can be a stand-alone structure that can be utilised in many ways. It might be that you need some extra accommodation for overnight guests, or your teenage children need a quiet place to study, and if you are planning to start your own business, the modular unit will make a perfect office. The unit can be as big or as small as you like, and with an experienced provider, the design can be adapted to suit your needs. Many UK homeowners opt for a summer house, and with double glazing and adequate insulation, the unit can be used all year round.
Bricks and Mortar Extension
This is the traditional way to add living space to your home, and while it certainly isn’t cheap, it will stand the test of time, and if designed well, an extension will add considerable value to the property. Some people opt for a single storey add-on, while others prefer to have an upstairs too, and if you live in the UK, it is likely you will need to obtain planning permission from the local council.
These are just a few ideas on how one can add living space to the property, and by choosing something that is in keeping with the existing setting, your home will be complemented by the additional feature.