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3 Appealing Types of Home Extensions

Home extensions add more space to your home and allow you to personalize your house. What's more, home extensions will improve the value of the house. Ensure your extension matches the structure's general design. With home extensions, you save on the costs of having to buy another house in case you need more space. This post will highlight three appealing types of extensions.

1. Porches

Porches are extensions on the front, side or back of a house. Since porches are small, you generally will not need a permit to install one. However, you should install a door to separate it from your home. Simple structures of columns, windows, brick walls and a door make great porches. More sophisticated versions include plastered and bare bricks that feature electrical work. You will need to acquire certification before installing electricity in the porch.

2. Double-storey extensions

Ensure you have enough materials for flooring and walls when constructing a double-storey home extension. This house extension is cost-effective since you will be using the same roof and foundation of the existing structure. Use this extension to build a dining area and open kitchen with bifold or sliding glass doors. You can utilize the other half for an extra bedroom, big family bathroom or office. Double-storey extensions can be on the side or back of your house. Back double-storey extensions often have flat roofs, while two-storey side extensions have pitch design roofs that match the existing roof's style. Ensure your new roofline is lower than that of your main house.

3. Garage extensions

A few people use their garages for their primary purpose, car storage. Others use it to store unnecessary stuff. You can turn your garage into a living space and boost its market value. Unlike rear extensions, you get to keep your garden space with a garage extension. Consider if your garage is detached or attached to the main property. Detached garages will require permission from local authorities. Use this extension as your home office, gym, kitchen or playroom. 

Ensure you consider your location when estimating the cost of the extension. Factor in the specifications and size, and be wary of the ceiling costs in your region. Provide easy access to the project site to allow lorries and trucks to reach your property quickly and offload construction materials. Other things to consider before erecting the house extensions are any surrounding trees and the site's soil conditions.