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How to prepare for your home extension

How to prepare for your home extension

A home extension is a brilliant way to improve the functionality of your home, upgrade its design, or maximise space. Whether you are doing a simple living room refit or a large-scale extension, preparing for a home extension will transform your home to a stylish, comfortable and light-filled living space. Here is how you can prepare for your home extension.

Decide what you want from a home extension

You may want to convert your loft, add an extra room, or increase your home’s value before putting it up for sale. Once you have decided what you want, choose the desired finishes such as tiles, doors, and windows. You will immensely save costs if you sourced them yourself.

Plan the design 

A perfect design remarkably transforms the way you will interact with the natural environment as well as add significant value to your property. Look for the support of an architect to help you with design and extension ideas like whether to extend your house out to the side, up or down.

Budget carefully

The cost of a home extension will largely depend on the complexity and quality of the design. Assess how much you will need with building costs, insurance and purchase of products. Leaving room for any unseen issues that may arise helps prevent unnecessary delays.

Get permission

You will require legal permission depending on the nature of your home extension. Consult with your builder to see that you have the necessary permits.

Consider the neighbours

Construction noise can be annoying and since your neighbours will have to live with it, informing them of your intended extension may prevent future conflicts.

Hire a builder

A skilled builder brings expertise and will deliver quality workmanship that can improve the usability of space and feel of your home. Why not contact us today if you’re thinking of having a home extension?

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