O&K Property Works House Extension
House extension means what its title suggests, you can extend your house up, sideways and out to build the perfect house that you have always wanted without moving and building a new house from scratch. If you ever want to build a garage, porch or just make your kitchen bigger without the nuisance of buying a whole new house then house extension is the way to go. It is also economically much more profitable as you cut down a lot of costs associated with buying a whole new house. The type and extend of house extension depends on your budget and the location of your house.
Benefits of house extension
House extension can make you feel like you are living in a brand new house by utilizing all of its space to give you the house that you always dreamed of. Another obvious advantage of house extension is that you can increase the value of the property by proper extension. With a proper plan, you can maximize the space and function of the house which ultimately raises its market value. It is also important to consider the overall design of the house while planning a house extension. House extension that matches the overall design or even elevates the existing design can make your house worth more.
House extension can make you save a lot of money as it cuts cost on deposits, stamp duty and expense for the movers. There are also other expenses like paying the real estate agent which is cut down. You can enjoy the same neighbourhood that you have settled in with while saving you a lot of time that you will invest in when you have decided to move to a newer place.
O&K Property Works House Extension ideas
There are many ways in which you can extend your house while adding value and charm to the existing design, that too on a budget.
- A two-story extension: double-story extension is a great way to reduce the cost and get more space as you get more square footage for your money than a single-story extension. You can get more living and sleep space with a double-story extension, not to mention the garden and outdoor space that is saved.
- Kitchen extension: Generally, the kitchen is the place where we spend most of our time cooking, eating and lounging, so a spacious and comfortable kitchen can transform your house completely. A contemporary kitchen can add much value to your house. Having enough storage space and a fresh look is always preferred.
- A conservatory: a conservatory extension is a great way to bring in lots of natural light. It can be used as an office room, living room or a library where you can just relax and enjoy the view with your family and friends.
- Outdoor house extension: if you are a big fan of nature and sunlight, an outdoor garden room extension is a way to go. A veranda or loggia is perfect for this. A covered outdoor extension can also be done to protect you from the warm climates.
- A new bedroom or bathroom: Adding more bathrooms and bedrooms can only increase the value of your property.
Types of house extension
- Single- story extension: single-story extension is a great way to increase the living space in your downstairs area. You can add space to your kitchen where it can also function as a dining area. An additional bathroom or bedroom can be set up in your house. You can also use the single-story extension to create a cloakroom or a utility room.
- Multi-story extension: extending your house both upstairs and downstairs is a good strategy to increase space and value to your house. A multi-story extension that matches the overall vibe and feel of the house can both enhance and add value to your residence.
- Porches: porches are commonly projected in front of the house as an entry passage. It is outside the walls of the house and more notably doesn’t require planning permissions.
- Garages: garages conversion extensions are typically a single-story extension made attached typically to the front of the house. Vehicles are usually parked here and it can also be used as a storage space.
- Basement: basements are built either partially or completely below the ground floor.
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- Loft conversion: loft conversion or attic conversion is an excellent way to utilise the existing structure of the house. You can transform the empty attic into a gym, a storage area, an office room or even a bedroom. This is becoming an increasingly popular choice due to the less expense associated with it when compared to a double-story extension. Normally, you don’t need planning permission to convert your loft but if you live in a designated area or listed building you will have to get it. Building regulations should also be followed.
Average extension cost
Extension cost depends on a lot of factors including the size and degree of house extension you want to build. Also, the quality of the build is a factor as building house extension with good quality products could be costly. Thus the cost of the kitchen extension, single-story extension, and double-story extension varies due to its different sizes and requirements.
Another factor to look in to is the location of your house as a house extension near the city could cost you more.
Single-story extension: In the UK the average cost of single-story extension ranges from £1000 to £2000 per square meter, here the quality of the extension determines it’s proper cost. For an average extension of 5m square in both breadth and width, the cost could range from £32000 to £50000 depending on the location. If the house is located in the city, the cost would be of higher-end.
Double-story extension: A two-story extension will not cost you much more than a one- story extension as you are only adding walls and floor joists to it more than a single-story extension. The price will range from £1300 to £2500 per square meter depending on the quality.
Basement, porches, and garages: Basement extension typically costs much more than a single rear extension as it involves a lot of processes. This includes digging out the ground for the basement, setting up temporary support, waterproofing, lighting, plumbing, and ventilation. So the extension cost of the basement can be around £4000 per square meter including the VAT.
A front porch from the ground can cost around £1100 to £1200 per square meter. The cost can be lowered if there is already a porch structure and you only want to modify it. The average cost of a garage can range from £4000 to £20,000 including all the equipment cost and labor cost. Depending on the size and purpose of the garage extension, the price can vary.
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