Home extensions are one of the unique ways you can improve your home’s space and value.
Though a worthy consideration, quite a number of homeowners are reluctant to take on this renovation project because of the expenses involved.
But the truth is, even with a small budget, a well-planned room extension can make a real difference in your living space.
So, whether you need a living room or porch extension, the following can give you a pretty good idea on how to get started.
- Consider a lightwell in your basement
Is your basement dark?
Adding a small glazed extension to the back of a basement conversion will flood the basement with natural lighting making it appear larger and brighter.
- How about a contemporary kitchen
Contemporary kitchens are classy and they make a really big difference
Though your budget may not allow you to create a bespoke design, you can be able to create your own contemporary kitchen on a budget.
This you can do using modular units combined with end panels and other features sourced elsewhere.
You will still be able to pull off that same look.
- A conservatory sunroom addition
If you’re looking for a beautiful yet inexpensive room addition, a conservatory sunroom could be the idea to work with.
Small conservatories are the most popular home extensions because they are fairly cost-effective, they don’t require planning permission and they are excluded from building regulations.
- An outdoor extension
How about you bring the outside in by having a covered outdoor space that allows you to enjoy the outdoor feel while protecting you from too much sunlight or summer rainfall.
Budgeting for room extensions
If you’re planning to extend your house, a well thought-through planning and budgeting is important. Several factors come into play such as labor costs, material costs and the scope of the work to be done.
But as a general rule for budgeting, the general costs should be split 50% for construction and the other 50% for interior furnishing.
And, make sure to get different quotes from at least four different contractors and choose the best.