If moving home is one of the most stressful things you can do related to your home space, perhaps taking the time to extend a property comes in a close second. An extension is not only an extension but rather a means to reanalyze and reidentify exactly what you use your home for. Additionally, good construction and design sense, the best of your creative thinking and the time and energy it requires to get this process completed can seem like an absolute mountain to climb.
But here’s the golden secret – you can actually have plenty of fun during this process and your end result will be better off if you do. But how do you even begin to think about extending your home to this degree? Is it possible? Thankfully, it is more than possible, and moreover, it’s something that can grant you plenty of potential going forward. To that extent, we believe that some of the following advice can be instrumental in your renovation journey, provided you are willing to grasp it. Please, consider:
Considering Planning Permission
Unfortunately, and fortunately, we cannot start construction on our home exactly when it suits us, or on a whim. We need to apply for permission to do so, even if you live in a rural community. The local housing authority will often take your detailed plans, helped by the best interior architects, and decide if your area is suitable for that kind of construction, or if you’ve made the necessary arrangement. Sometimes, litigation can prevent them from granting you everything you wish for, but sometimes you will be granted permission to go ahead. From here, you need to notify your neighbors for a period 21 days before work is carried out.
Working The Interior With The Exterior
We can often solely imagine how the interior will look in our property because the floor plan matters. But it’s also important to arrange this in cohesive synchronicity with the exterior of our home, particularly when hoping to keep a similar textural groundwork and visual motif. After all, clashing aesthetics can be a problem, as can clashing materials, and so considering this entirety as a cohesive whole is important. If a plan does not work for both of these elements, it’s worth taking another look.
Working From The Ground Up
Working from the ground up can be an important use of your time, also. For instance, first, you need to allow the correct amount of space, understand the foundations, and from there balance the floor plan around supporting walls for the second story, and from there arch upwards towards the ceiling and the kind of roofing you want. Take your planning ideas from the ground up, aided by an excellent architect, because this way you’ll design the most rational plans.
With this advice, we hope you can begin thinking about extending your home throughout the right, best measures. If you can do this, you open up a world of possibilities.