58% of U.S. homeowners told a 2018 Chubb survey that they “definitely” or “probably” would renovate their homes during the proceeding 12 months. One of the most popular projects selected is an extension to the home. This is because older homes, such as those built in the 1970s, average just 1,400 square feet, compared to 2,600 square feet today. But when it comes to getting the most out of your home, adding a unique and inspiring extension to your property is the way to go.
Extend out the front
Traditionally, homeowners choose to extend the back of their property. However, this means eating into your garden space and hiding your stunning architecture from view. By extending out of the front of your home, you can extend your living and entertaining area.
You also have plenty of design options which will make your home stand out from all the rest on your street. Opt for glass walls and it will help to flood your home with light, along with your choice of light inducing home features. Alternatively, consider an all over stone facade for a more traditional feel.
Choose a portable option
If you need extra space but don’t want to commit to a permanent foundation, a portable and stand-alone construction in your garden is advisable. However, portable buildings for the home needn’t be as basic as a shed. ‘She Sheds’ are gaining momentum with females favoring a place outside of the home to retreat to.
Meanwhile, men are using these outhouses as ‘man caves’ perfect for gaming, and relaxing. Therefore, to truly make a statement, choose a stylish wooden design, paint bold colors inside and out, and fashionably decorate with soft fabrics and soft furnishings for an enjoyable escape from the home.
Bring the upstairs down
Statista reports that the average U.S. property is home to 2.54 persons. Despite this, the U.S Census details that 43% of homes have three bedrooms, 36% have four, and 11% have five bedrooms or more. If you don’t need all these bedrooms, it’s wise to move your kitchen upstairs. By doing this you’ll open up the ground floor of your home and create the impression of an extension without needing to fork out for one. And you’ll also benefit from better views and light by moving your kitchen up a level.
When it comes to extending and renovating your home, choose unique and quirky designs which will enhance your property. By extending out the front, opting for a portable option or rejigging the layout of your existing home, you’ll benefit from more space and a better first impression.
This post has been published in collaboration with Woodtex.