Space is such an important factor when it comes to any building, especially with a home. There’s no hard and fast rule that you must stick to the original blueprint. You can always play around with spaces and experiment by making additions and extensions. This helps you with making the most of the spaces and adding utility to different parts of your home. This also means that you can take up interesting projects during your free time and make your home look more attractive. Imagine adding a whole new room or an area when you and your family can just rewind? It’s very much a possibility of you know how to utilize the space.
Let’s look at simple and affordable methods of adding extensions to your home:
If you have a backyard or garden area that has enough space to have seating, why not add a roof over it? You can build a tiny wooden room, maybe add-in a few shelves for books, a mini bar, tables, and comfortable chairs to just sit and sip coffee in the morning. There are lots of ways you can turn this tiny space in your garden into a retreat within your home. If you’re in the mood for it, you can also turn it into a study/office area for work.
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Many homes come with an attic on the rooftop, which most of us might use as a storage unit or keep some spare furniture. If you put a little work into it, this attic or loft could easily be turned into another room! Paint the walls, add in some simple and elegant furniture and lighting, and you’ve got yourself extra room in the house. A larger surface area means that you can also use this for parties and gatherings, or a fun movie screening with your loved ones. And, if affordability is a criterion, look at timber frame kits and timber frame home plans from Hamill Creek, which are contemporary in design and affordable to install!
Walk-in closets are a mandatory part of most luxury homes, but are they really that hard to make? When you have a bathroom and room very close to each other, you can easily extend the bathroom into a walk-in closet as well. All you have to do is identify the wall separating the two areas, and also ensure that breaking this wall down will not hamper the structure of your home in any way. Additionally, you can create a single pathway between the room, closet, and bathroom to make it feel more spacious and airy.
Quite a few homes come with a side walkway or space that isn’t used on many occasions unless someone is trying to access the house from the side. If there is such a redundant space around the perimeter of your home, you can go ahead and extend it to create more space overall. Now, this extended space can increase the size of your home. You can use this extra space to decorate and transform the walkway into a much more appealing area. This is actually a great way to make more space for your kitchen and increase it in size.
If you don’t have a lot of vehicles and see extra space in your garage, you can be smart and extend it to create another utility room. On days when the weather is good, and you can park your car outside the garage, this can double into a gaming room, a lounge room or even a study room with a television and some basic furniture. Instead of stocking the garage up with a vehicle and a few tools, you can make the most of the space and create a tiny entertainment center for yourself.
Vintage metal staircases are very much back in trend because they add a modern yet earthen appeal to any home. If you have a house with more than one floor, you can attach a rear access staircase which connects the floors even from the outside. If you’re not too fond of this idea, you can also get a professionals help and add in the staircase on the inside. Want it to be more fun? Try a slide or a pole (yes, like the Fireman pole). When you have kids at home, this can transform your space into a fun and exciting one. Always remember to keep all safety measures in mind when you do this.
There are a lot of other options available too, like extending in height or width or even adding a false roof and a terrace garden. Of course, most of these options do require a more flexible budget to work with. So, whatever your budget is, you can work around the costs and availability of material. Turn a simple, empty space at home into a new feature you can boast about!