Pros and Cons of Home Extensions
As one of the most trusted construction companies in Surrey, NBC Construction is no stranger to home renovations and the like, but know that many homeowners struggle when it comes to making decisions as to what’s best for their property, including whether or not to extend their home. Ultimately, the final decision is up to the homeowners, but we are able to offer advice when it’s needed, including why an extension may or may not be the right choice for you.
A big advantage to extensions in general (as well as a large motivating factor for many who have them) is the value that they add to your home. No matter what kind of extension you have, or which direction you choose to go in, you’ll find it to be a solid investment for your property.
Extensions also allow for greater room and flexibility than other options; you’re not limited to existing floor space, and can build upwards and outwards to achieve what you want. Compared to conservatories or loft conversions, you’ll find that more options are available to you, limited only by budget and planning permissions.
Extensions are usually much more accessible, both for workmen and everyday householders once the construction work is finished – it allows you to expand your current living space rather than attach a new disconnected area that may be difficult to reach (as is the case with loft conversions).
Extensions allow you to add an entirely new room or simply make an existing room larger, which is ideal if your current kitchen or lounge is just a little too small for your needs; you can continue your decor, or try something completely news – either way, you won’t have to worry about certain furniture fitting into areas with a sloped ceiling.
Extending your property inevitably means that you will lose some garden space, which can be a problem for those with children or pets, or anyone with a green thumb. If you have a large garden this may be less of a concern, however.
Extensions require the building of foundations and walls which can make extension projects more costly and time-consuming than comparable remodelling and conversion projects carried out by construction companies in Surrey.
As extensions are often larger building projects, they can be more disruptive to day to day life during the construction process, especially if it’s taking place in a “hub” area of your home. Depending on where in property it’s located and just how disruptive the works are, you may need to stay elsewhere until project completion.