We've been in our house for over 7 years and it doesn't look like we'll be moving anytime soon. Now there are four of us we are pretty much full so we are thinking of ways to increase the space we have via an extension. The big question is do we go up, down or sideways!
The main aim is to create space for a second bathroom and a small office. We have several ideas, all with positive and negative aspects and with differing budgets. Here's a run down of all the possible home extension options we have...
Usually going up is a great idea for adding additional space, especially if adding an extra bedroom. The developments in skylights mean you can have fantastic light and air in the room too. Husband grew up in a loft room and hated it because he didn't have decent blinds so he could never sleep properly. The fantastic developments in blinds from the company VELUX mean you can now have complete blackout in the loft too (perfect for kids rooms). These roof blinds also block heat making keeping the room cool in the summer and insulate during the winter months. The problem for us with a loft conversion is that our house is a miniature Dutch Barn shape. This means our upstairs rooms are kinda already in the loft. We could go up into the loft space but we'd need a big dormer extension which is very expensive and we would loose a lot of the smallest room to accommodate the additional staircase.
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