A house truly becomes home after living there for awhile. When people begin running out of space in their home, they believe it is time to move. For those who love their home and do not want to leave it, a home extension may be the perfect solution to space needs.
A home extension can certainly be a hassle. It is an undertaking people should not try themselves, unless they are expert carpenters. Hiring a specialist extension company is the best way to get the best renovation. Still, not everyone needs this renovation. There are a few reasons why a home extension is a good idea for certain people.
Having a large yard is seen as an added value to the home. However, when there is not enough home space to match the size of the yard, then a home extension is a great option. Small houses can feel cramped, subconsciously causing stress for those living there.
When people decide to sell their cramped house, potential buyers will immediately pick up on the limited space and turn away. With a large yard, getting an extension will increase the value of the home while giving owners more space to live in before they decide to sell it someday.
Home extensions can be expensive, so people try to avoid it by settling for a home conversion instead. In a conversion, home owners can choose the garage, basement, or attic to remodel in order to create an extra, usable room. This can be a good idea in some cases.
However, if the garage is already small, if the basement is full of moisture or very old, or if the attic is packed with duct work and too small to be a useful space, then a conversion is not a great option.
In home situations like these, an extension actually is the most cost effective solution to space needs. Besides, an extension gives people more versatility options. The space can be built and designed any way an owner chooses, as opposed to being confined to a certain space.
Another good reason for a home extension is if a homeowner plans to rent out a portion of the home in order to make extra income. Sometimes a home floor plan is perfectly large enough, perhaps even too large. Unused space in a home can be transformed and extended into a small flat.
Choosing an extension for this reason absolutely increases resale value of a home plus it gives owners a way to pay off the money spent on construction. It is an investment that is sure to pay off. Even if owners decide against renting the space out after a remodel is done, there will be a guest house for visiting friends and family.
If someone in the house has a specific need or talent, such as writing, painting, or exercising, then an extra space may be needed for that activity. Current home space may not allow for an entire room created for one activity, making an extension a great option.
A specific remodel like this is a good idea if planning to live in the home for a long time. If expecting to sell the home in the near future, creating a state of the art movie theater will not help sell the home.
Older home, may be missing a true master bedroom or expansive living room. Adding these essential rooms is a great investment in resale value; however it is more important for increasing the owner’s current quality of everyday living. Overall, any extension made to a home will return more than it cost to build.