Building an extension on your home or converting an area for use as another purpose can give you more space in your home. If you regularly find that you are longing for more space, then you may want to consider talking to a competent builder or surveyor to find out whether home conversions or building extensions could be an option for you. Even if you already think that you have enough space, you might believe that your home could work better in a different configuration.
A conversion or an extension could be particularly useful to you if you live in a compact city area, such as south west London, where space is at a premium. In areas like this, interior and exterior design styles are changing quickly and many buildings are being repurposed for residential use. Very small flats and houses are often transformed into larger homes to meet changing family needs. For example, a kitchen extension in south west London can be used to transform a small flat into something that is more suitable for use as a family home. If you don’t wish to move house, but you are considering growing your family, then it could be a great idea to talk to an extension specialist in your area. There are many different choices that could help to improve the layout of your home, including loft conversion, ensuite bathrooms, kitchen extension or building a conservatory.
A loft conversion involves making use of upwards space. This sort of conversion is a perfect choice for people who have “dead space” in their attic or loft. It may also be an alternative to an extension, if you do not have enough spare land space around your home. In some cases, conversions of a roof space require clever planning, because the available height in these areas is limited by the slope of the ceiling. Intelligent interior design features like integrated storage spaces in the eaves will help to make the best use of space. Although it is easiest to have a simple room conversion (bedroom, study etc) done in a loft, it is possible to put either a bathroom or a kitchen into a loft space. It is even possible to have a bedroom loft conversion with ensuite bathroom! However, it is worth noting that both kitchen and bathroom conversions in a loft require a lot more work, because of the plumbing requirements of these rooms. If you do not consult with the experts, a loft conversion with ensuite or a kitchen area may end up having low water pressure, which will reduce the functionality of the room. This can be easily rectified if you choose experienced architects and plumbers who are used to dealing with the difficulties associated with loft projects.
Extending your kitchen can completely change your lifestyle. Many kitchens in big cities have been designed with disposable lifestyles in mind. That is to say that the original designers assume that city dwellers have fast-paced lifestyles and no time to cook. Some kitchens are only intended to be used for reheating products or warming up microwave meals! Using available space to extend your kitchen can allow you to take more time to prepare food for yourself and your family. Kitchen extensions are currently one of the most popular types of building work, in part thanks to a number of popular shows that promote cooking and baking as a hobby. If you are considering kitchen extensions in south west London, then you should make sure that you tell the architect about your lifestyle.
Conservatories are another popular way of extending a home to make it more spacious. It is possible to permanently move the “lounge” or “living room” furniture into a conservatory and then repurpose one of the other rooms in the house to give you even more space. If you want to do this, then it is important that the new conservatory is well-designed and built using suitable materials. Low budget conservatories may need to be shut off in winter as they will not stay warm enough for you to keep using them.
Whatever configuration you choose, be it loft conversion with ensuite, conservatory or kitchen extensions in south west London, you should always consult with an expert early on. Involving an expert during the early stages will help to give your project more credibility and it can help you to make it through the planning permission stages of development. Choose an accredited professional if you want to see the best results.