Hello World! Welcome Friends! Now that your family is growing, you may be considering a move to a bigger home. However, because moves can be stressful, you may want to think of other options. You may be able to build additions to your home at less expense than what it might cost your family to move.
If you’re looking to enhance your living space, then the home extension is the way to go – well – besides clearing excess clutter. Home extensions can take on different forms and are flexible enough to meet any homeowner’s requirements. Take note that the majority of these extensions need professional help.
The following information details some of the most common types of house extensions for growing families.
One of the smaller types of house extensions, porches are attached to the front, side, or rear of a property. Porches are typically simple structures and can include windows, columns, and a door. Porches can be separated from the main home via an internal door and can also be heated or not. You may also choose to cover the exterior of your porch with vinyl siding, brick, or other siding.
Green home or Sunroom.
You can extend the living space of your home while enjoying the scenic views from outdoors by creating a sunroom home extension. Traditionally, sunrooms or conservatories were predominantly reserved for Victorian ornate structures. Adding a sunroom transforms a modest home into a more elaborate residence. Most homeowners use their sunroom as a playroom for small children. It also offers additional living space that’s versatile enough to accommodate guests, visiting family members or high-spirited children.
Single-story home extension.
This type of extension is the epitome of extensions since it’s building an additional home space built onto the existing structure of your home. With this type of extension, you can create a ground floor complete with rooms, plus a basement if you so wish. Single-story types of house extensions are generally utilitarian, but can be aesthetically pleasing based on your preferences. It’s imperative to choose a contractor with the right experience and expertise to properly consider your style and other needs.
Over-structure house extension.
If extending the breadth of your home isn’t feasible, the next solution may be an over-the-structure or over-the-garage extension. As the name suggests, these types of extensions are when the home extends over the top of an existing structure. The main consideration here is whether your existing structure is strong enough to support the extension. Your contractor will be helping you with this.
When is a home extension not recommended?
If you have an overly old (ancient) home, then it’s a good guess that the foundation and materials are not as good as it used to be, therefore adding an extension wouldn’t be wise in this case. Opt for a complete overhaul or if you really want to preserve the old place, you may also consider investing in real estate in Australia like the house and land packages Brisbane or in other locations that you prefer. Just make sure that it’s in a good neighborhood and comes with the necessary amenities, good transportation and accessibility. This will benefit you, your family, and the home’s value when you decide to sell in the future.
As you know by now, there are several types of home extensions, some utilitarian, others fancy that you can apply in your home. Just remember to hire a good contractor that understands your needs, someone who has the experience and expertise to turn your objectives into completion.
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