5 home extension ideas for your new home
When you move into a new home there are endless possibilities for using the space, plus you’ll want to put your own mark on the place, through the décor you pick, the furnishings and accessories. But many new home owners like to make an even bigger mark. Some like to change things around, knocking through and turning two rooms into one, for instance. It could be that you need more space, if a family member comes to stay long term or you have a new addition (be it a child or pet). Here are some home extension and conversion ideas you might want to consider:
1. Extending your kitchen
2. Adding a utility room
3. Converting your garage
4. Converting your loft
- Roof light conversions: Often the cheapest option, a conversion that is built within the existing roof line of the property. They don’t create much extra space, but turns your loft space into a habitable one.
- Mansard conversions: Typically situated at the rear of a property, this type of conversion has a flat roof and extends the peak of the roof back to create large extension. The large structural change typically requires planning permission but the extra space is large enough to suit many purposes and even work as a large master bedroom.
- Dormer conversions: Conversions of this type create the maximum floor space possible, they extend flat from your roof’s peak with a flat top and right to your home’s boundary.
- Hip-to-gable conversions: Most properties have a ‘hipped’ roof, which often means lofts aren’t the width of your home and are very narrow, without much headroom. This extension replaces the slopping roof and extends the height of your roof from one end of your property to the other.