When planning an extension, there are so many elements to consider. By using these early stages to think about the look and function you want, you can get the most out of the extra space created. Here are our top tips for designing a home extension which meets your wish list.
Rather than adding an additional room to the home, this type of project can be used to extend your kitchen. This is one of the most popular ideas, offering a chance to design the ultimate place for cooking, dining and entertaining others. Many take the opportunity to create a more open plan area where they can spend time with all the family, including kitchen-diner layouts and making the room as multi-functional as possible. List out the reasons for needing a bigger kitchen and the type of space you want it to become to help focus your designs.
For those looking for extra living space both upstairs and downstairs, there’s a few options to consider. One is adding both a single storey home extension and undergoing a loft conversion. However, two-storey home extensions are also a project many homeowners decide to embark on if it turns out to be cost-effective and uses their existing spaces more wisely.
If there’s a specific reason why you want an extension, don’t be afraid to look at custom-designed spaces such as a home office, den or the perfect setting to connect with your garden. It’s important to consider the purpose of the space rather than leaping straight in and designing the extra room with no specific purpose and then trying to make it work later on. This way, you can design the layout to encompass everything you want, from the best positions for electrical sockets to how to create the right level of lighting. Take a look at our recent projects for some inspiration.
Work with a Professional Designer
It can be really difficult to visualise results and use the options available to you to their full advantage…unless it’s what you’ve been trained to do. Find a builder who offers specialist home extension design services (including architectural plans). They’ll consider everything, including your aims and goals for the extension, its location and how to best use your existing space, designing an extension that’s perfect for your needs. From electrics and lighting to floor plans and storage options, they’ll go through each part of your home extension to make sure it ticks the right boxes. Working with an experienced builder, they can also identify the materials which are in keeping with your property style, ensuring the extension feels and looks part of your home.
Considering a house extension?
Speak to the team at Tiger Building Services about what you’d like to achieve. We offer an all-in-one service from design to completion and can even advise on planning requirements and how to get the best out of the new space. We work across Surrey, London and Sussex, including Wallington, Epsom and Carshalton. Find out more about our services and contact us today.