Do you love your current house? Could you not bear the thought of moving, but you’re really struggling for space? You should consider getting a house extension.
Extensions are a great way to create more space without the hassle of having to move into a bigger property. Moving to a new house is infamously known as one of the most stressful, inconvenient, time-consuming events that a person can go through. According to Money Supermarket, 42% of Brits would rather get an extension, compared to just 24% who would rather move. And whilst getting serious housing renovations is by no means a walk in the park, it doesn’t quite have the same impact that moving to a new house has.
When considering an extension, there’s a lot to think about, from the costs to potential planning permissions to the design work and more. However, if you just can’t stand the thought of moving, here are just some of the reasons why an extension might be the better option.
Accommodate a Growing Family
As your family grows, so too does your need for space. An extension is a fantastic way to create the space needed for an extra bedroom or two as more little ones come along. Or even an area for the children to play, allowing you to free up the living area from toys and games. Moving home is stressful, but no doubt more so with small children and/or a baby in the picture. Whilst an extension is being built, you will most likely be able to stay in your home, allowing you to carry on with your life as normal whilst your house grows extra space to accommodate you and your family.
Add Value to Your Home
If you’re planning an extension, you’re probably not going to be moving for a long time, but if you do, you’ll have the added benefit of the extension adding some serious value to your home. Chances are, the added value will at least match if not exceed the cost of having the extension built, so you’ll be able to make back what you spent and possibly even profit when you eventually sell.
No Need to Uproot
Aside from all the financial costs of moving to a new house, you need to consider all of the unseen costs of completely uprooting. If you move to a new area, your children may have to attend a different school, as they may have changed catchment area. This could be quite distressing to children who have already settled and made friends.
You will also need to take into account your job, and whether a move will put you in a more inconvenient place in terms of travelling to and from work every day. There are also all the admin tasks associated with moving to a new house, such as sorting out council tax payments, gas and electricity, water, insurance and the broadband. If you’re happy where you are, you need to ask yourself if it’s really worth risking ending up in a worse area, possibly with neighbours you don’t see eye to eye with, or inconvenient travel links, when you could just extend your current home?
Breathe New Life into Your Home
If you love the area you live in but feel that your home is a little worn, or not quite what you’d like it to be, an extension could create the home you’ve always dreamed of. A new dining room, a spare bedroom or a playroom for the kids, whatever kind of room you want adding to your house you can achieve this with an extension. You can breathe new life into your home, turning it from a home you like into a home you love.
You outline your vision, and we’ll craft an extension that will meet your wants in terms of the aesthetics, practicality and longevity. Our bricklayers in Leicester and other teams of committed professionals will work to make your dream home a reality.