If you’ve decided to add extra space to your home rather than move, there are several options, including loft conversions and house extensions. Extending your home is a great choice if you have a large outdoor area or don’t need all the garden space you currently have. They’re also favoured by those who don’t want to make significant changes to the interior of their property. When planning your home extension, the style you choose will depend on a number of factors, including your budget, plans for the space, house layout and planning permission limitations. However, it’s good to know the different designs possible so that you can start gathering your ideas together before meeting with your builder.
If you’d like to know more about the types of house extension available, here’s our simple guide to make things easier for you.
House Extension Designs
Add extra space to your home with the following types of house extension. You may also notice that your ideas span over several of the descriptions – for example, you may be looking at a single storey, rear extension.
Single Storey Extensions
This is one of the most popular and commonly chosen types of extension. A single storey extension is built on one level and is often used to extend a kitchen, for example. This creates a more open plan living area on the ground floor, enhancing the versatility of the space. See more in our recently completed projects.
Double Storey Extensions
House extensions don’t just have to take place on one level of the home. Double storey extensions are built from two levels of the property. These are great if you want a larger downstairs area, for example, while also implementing an en-suite bathroom or a larger room upstairs. This will largely depend on the layout of your home.
Rear & Back Extensions
Rear extensions are those which are located at the back of a property, usually built out into the garden area. This is the only option in many cases where there is no room to the side of the property or for those with a large outdoor space. They’re popular for opening up the house while enhancing flow between interior rooms and the garden.
Side extensions are those which are built to the side of the property. These designs come in handy if you love your garden area while having a vacant space elsewhere around your home. Sometimes it is better to improve than move!
There are also a number of specialist house extensions which you can ask your builder about. This includes those which are built on multiple storeys (more than two levels) or renovating an existing structure such as a garage. For the latter, no extra external walls are required – just a renovation of the area to become a more functional part of the home.
Speak to a Home Extensions Specialist
Here at Tiger Building Services, we’re experienced in completing a wide range of house extensions across Surrey, Sussex and South London, working closely with homeowners in areas such as Coulsdon and Dorking. We can assess your property to see which type of house extension best suits all of your requirements. If you would like to speak to a specialist about your ideas and arrange a free consultation and quotation, get in touch now.