When considering an extension or conversion to your home, it helps to know exactly how they differ from one another, and what their unique advantages are. Both serve the purpose of adding extra space to a property, and can significantly improve the living experience for all the family. These home improvements are extremely versatile and will raise the profile of most homes. Once you understand the pros and cons of each modification, you are better able to make an informed decision.
Let’s start with the home extension.
This type of project increases the property space by building outwards from the existing structure. Extending in this way can provide a nice big kitchen, although this will decrease the size of your garden or yard. An extension requires usable space outside in order to construct new walls etc. For this reason it’s not possible to extend flats or apartments. Extensions can create new kitchens, bathrooms, bedrooms, dining rooms, play rooms or any similar addition.
A good builder will play a major role in advising you about the feasibility of an extension to your property in Wigan. They may even offer to liaise with the local authority where planning permission is required.
A garage or loft conversion make use of some of the most overlooked and unused rooms in the home. A lot of the time they are simply places to shove unwanted stuff in the absence of a more appropriate storage space. Lofts with bin bags and boxes full of miscellaneous items can present a serious fire risk, as they are often moisture free. Conversions make ideal spaces for additional bedrooms for kids returning from college or granny flats. Even where garages are actually used for parking the car, there is often much more room than your vehicle needs.
The kitchen is the heart of the home, where we cook every day for the family, host dinner parties and drink afternoon tea with friends and relatives. With the rise in popularity of this room it’s no wonder many people desire a larger kitchen. Some assume this calls for moving home, but this isn’t always necessary. A new or extended kitchen will completely change your everyday living experience for the better. Let’s face it, it’s cheaper than moving to another property, and usually faster too.
Wouldn’t you love to start with a clean slate and design your own kitchen, to meet all of your needs. Maybe you have struggled with one or two aspects of your kitchen, and have had enough! Extending your kitchen means that you can cook and dine in the same room, better for serving and socialising. You can add an island in the centre of the room, trendy storage and many other features of a modern kitchen. More storage is great for decluttering your kitchen, making the preparation of meals etc less hassle. Of course potential buyers are typically delighted where there are home improvements in place should you eventually wish to sell.