We loved our house from the first time we went through, but it really didn't have enough living space. We have worked on improving the layout of the home and increasing the living area of the home to create a modern and more pleasant layout to the home. We are really proud of how the job has turned out and we wanted to share some of the details of how the extension and layout changes where designed and constructed. This blog has some of the photos of our extension as well as tips that we have learnt along the journey,.
Home extensions are convenient for a variety of reasons. This additional space can be used for a number of different applications such as an extra entertainment area, an additional bedroom, a home office and more. However, opting for home extensions does not mean you have to stick to the traditional designs of simply adding an extra four walls to your residence. Here are some unique ideas that you could consider when embarking on a home extension on your residence.
Split-level home extensions
If your property is located on a slope, then this would be an ideal way to make that slope via your home extension. With a spilt level extension, the extended space is not at the same level with the original design of the home. It is typically lower creating a sunken living space. This space can then be accessed using a set of stairs. Spilt level extensions are great if you would like to create an additional space for hosting and entertaining guests. It is also a great way of creating a secluded haven within your home that you could spend alone time in when you want to get way from everyone else.
Indoor-outdoor home extensions
Another way that you can get creative with your home extension is by bringing the outdoors indoors. This type of home extension would be suitable for individuals who are torn between erecting an outdoor living space in the form of a patio or simply extending their living room to make it larger. Instead of having to choose between the two, you could incorporate both design elements into your home extension. The home extension builders can open up your living room to the outdoors and then create a barrier using bifold doors. During the summer months, you can keep the bifold doors open to allow your unobstructed views of the outdoors while letting the cool, outdoor breeze into your home. During the colder months,you can keep the bifold doors closed, but still have an outdoor living space.
If you have a considerable amount of vertical space due to high ceilings in your home, you could opt to maximize on this additional space by creating a loft. A loft is a great way to create a living space, without having to endure the cost of construing additional walls in your residence. One thing to note with loft extensions is that the more illumination they have, the brighter they look. As such, you should also consider installing as many windows and skylights in this space to enhance the overall natural lighting.Share
22 August 2016