Types of House Extensions
several types of house extensions, all offering different benefits depending on
In this week’s blog at
Goodwin & Associates, we look at the different types of house
extensions available to homeowners. For more information from our team in Norwich,
call us on 01263 587 047. Single-Storey
There are many types of single-story property
extensions homeowners can invest in, including:
Rear Side Return Wrap Around
Rear extensions are often built over your existing
patio, yard or garden area to create more room in the kitchen or dining rooms.
A side return is when the property is extended into alleyways or other unused
space on the side of buildings. Wrap arounds are projects that involve both
rear and side return extensions.
Extending your house by one storey offers owners the
chance to design and create a beautiful, open-plan living space on the ground
floor. This is desirable for those who enjoy hosting family and friends, have
young children who need more space to play in and more.
If you want more bedrooms, an extra bathroom or even an
office space to work at home, a double-storey extension could be a great
solution. Buying a new home involves a lot of time and money, so why not invest
those resources in the property you already love?
Extending both storeys can be done at both the side and
rear of a property. The roof at the rear of one of these extended structures
can be either flat or pitched. However, the roof to the side will probably have
to copy the pitched one of the existing building.
Basement, Garage & Loft Conversions
Houses with a basement, garage or decent loft space
have the option to improve interior size and layout with ease. Basements will
require additional light, ventilation and probably damp proofing but will then
make for excellent home cinemas, playrooms or even living areas.
There are several types of garage and all can be
altered to increase the space and value of your home. Internal garages are the
easiest to convert as they are built within the property’s structure, but
standalone garages can also provide much-needed room.
With a converted loft space, you can have an extra
bedroom and even an en-suite to go with it on the property’s second floor.
There are many options available, so consulting a professional architect is
recommended. They can show you what is achievable with your home within
budgetary, legal and any other requirements.
Call T J Goodwin
& Associates on 01263 587 047 or 07768 733 150 to consult a specialist in
Norwich. Alternatively, send us a message via the contact form for a prompt response.