10 May Extending Home in Five Easy Ways
Always remember that there are typically two ways to handle an extending family or modernizing your current house. Firstly, to move out of that place and buy another one. Secondly, to adapt spacing and keeping the need in mind, extend the structure of the house. What do you think is best though? Obviously, extending the present space and living in the same house, right?
In this regard, we have curated five main pointers which could be extremely beneficial for the extension process. These five golden rules will be more helpful to those who are doing it on their own as a first timer task.
Golden Rule 1: Assessing Cost and Value Difference:
Working through the finances and budgeting the entire renewal or extension will give a clear picture of whatever is needed to get done. Sorting everything initially will also pave the way to smarter outlook to minute expenses which may include adding showpieces and add-ons in small areas. However, answer to what is the best price for something that is needed in the house is largely dependent on value, quality, and source from where you are getting it. Buildings or houses are budgeted by the professionals which clearly means you need to take help from a builder too.
Golden Rule 2: Selection of Materials:
At times the need of extension is all about picking the right and appropriate material. Materials that are way too easy to pick are the most difficult ones. And for that, you have to have complete knowledge. Giving a contractor or builder charge on helping you in selection is actually very wise. It is so that you can cut down on the percentage of buying something that is not required. Going with a new look is something we would love to recommend. In that case, go with contrasts and challenge yourself in choosing colours and hues. Allow the architect to play his role so that nothing goes wrong (in case you are sceptical). Always go with this rule after setting a budget. Make it the second most important thing to do in the process of extending the house. Go with materials according to needs and not needs according to materials.
Golden Rule 3: Architecture and Structure of the House:
Houses which we see all the time while strolling down or moving in a car have a structure, the basic foundation. Likewise, if you have planned to the extent your house, then remember a few points. First of all, Georgian houses can have contrasts whereas other structures are not really adaptive to the hues and colours as such. This is why contrasts or matches are not too easy for the constructor or builder. To look authentic there is always a way to settle in things: alignment of materials and minute detailing to everything associated. Changing old contemporary house into a modern one will surely be more painstaking than modern to modern or old school to the old school.
Golden Rule 4: Think from Every Aspect:
Think from each and every aspect. Circumstances which will drive in after an extension, finances in the form of bank balance, spoiling of property, and over-development of the house. If you think there are more finances required than to redo the house, the property will get ruined, or neighbour’s rights will get sanctioned, then it is better to move out and look for a place that comes in the same budget. On the other hand, if it is not the case and everything is as per your plans, then add more space or reconstruct the infrastructure of the house without any second thought. Also bear in mind that the cost of extension is dependent on what and how you want it to be done.
Golden Rule 5: Extension or Replacement:
For many of us, extending a house is normal. It is very much so in counties where people extend home additions with an increase in individual getting married. So, here in such scenarios, the question is not if they want to extent the house or not. They know they want it; therefore, they get it done. Knocking down the house completely and then rebuilding the entire house from the scratch is something different though. Taking more time to decide and then starting the procedure requires some real working. Remembering that the total cost of extending a present house is lesser than rebuilding a house from scratch. But again, everything remains subjective.