Our seven tips for the perfect house extension – Part 2
Our Seven Tips for the Perfect House Extension – Part 2
Perhaps all the Christmas guests you had to stay felt like stuffing crammed inside a turkey? Or perhaps there have been boxes piled in your hallway for months because you’ve simply run out of storage space? Or perhaps your ‘children’ are really adults now? For whatever reason, you’d love a bigger house (or maybe you just want the children to finally move out!). Don’t worry, be optimistic – you’re looking at an exciting opportunity, not a problem. And following our blog post of October 12 2017, here are seven more tips for the perfect home extension:
- Be ambitious. Try to meet all your long-term needs in one project. Construction work on your own home is always an inconvenience, so you don’t want to be disrupted by new work every year but…
- Be realistic about your budget and plan for unexpected costs to arise.
- Make arrangements for staying with friends or family – or better yet, taking a holiday – when the building work is underway.
- Look…and touch. Great architecture can create a warm, social space that brings tactile sensory joy as well as pleasing the eye. If, like many people, you love the natural feel of unpainted wood, tell your architect and the results could range from doors to skirting boards.
Across London, Surrey and the south-east of England, many people are taking the smart decision to expand their homes rather than moving. (Have you seen the cost of stamp duty lately?) If you’d like to join that clever group, call us!
Here at Greenway Associates we have over 24 years’ experience, and work hard to keep abreast with the best in design technology and planning policy. Whatever you are looking for, please get in touch for more advice at Greenway Associates or call us on 01737 652737.