Is a House Extension Worth It?

To put it simply, a house extension can definitely be worth the time and money invested. Not only are you investing in the value of your home (with extensions typically adding 23% to the value of your property), but you’re also adapting your house to your lifestyle without the inconvenience and disruption of moving house all together. 

But that’s not all! Keep reading to discover the 5 main reasons why you should consider getting a house extension… and some of them might surprise you! 

But first, what is it exactly? 

What Is a House Extension?

A house extension is a construction project that involves adding additional living space to an existing house, either horizontally or vertically, to create more rooms or improve the layout of existing ones.

House extensions can vary in size and complexity, ranging from small additions like a single office room or a kitchen extension to larger projects such as adding an entire wing to the house.

Discover how to choose a good, reliable construction company to carry out your house extension here.

At Rose Line Premier, we have 20 years of experience designing and building exquisite properties and a sprawling portfolio of a variety of projects we’ve completed over the years, including state of the art house extensions.

Should you wish to discuss an upcoming project with Rose Line Premier, contact our friendly team today.

Why is a House Extension Worth It?

A house extension is worth it because:

  1. It will increase the value of your property
  2. You will avoid the costs & disruptions of moving house
  3. It will provide you with additional living space
  4. You can tailor the design to your lifestyle
  5. It can save you energy costs

 

1. It Will Increase the Value of Your Property

When it comes to house renovations, most of the time, it takes money to make more money. Research conducted by Nationwide on the value of improvements and renovations to an average 3 bedroom residential property found that an extension can add up to 23% to the value of your property.

Of course, this figure will vary depending on the size and the quality of the extension, but typically speaking, if you’re looking to resell your property in the future, adding an extension is a fantastic way to increase your home’s footprint and boost its selling value.

What Can Influence the Value of an Extension?

An extension would be especially beneficial if there is a high demand for larger properties with additional living space in your area, positively influencing how much value the extension would add to your home.

Another factor that would influence the value is the quality of design, construction and finishes in the extension. A well-built and aesthetically pleasing extension is much more likely to have a positive impact on the overall value of your home, rather than a poorly designed and completed one. 

This is why it’s super important to find a reliable design and construction company with years of experience and a good track record under their belt. Fancy a look at some of our past work? You can find our previous design & build projects here. 

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If you can see yourself putting your property on the market in the future, adding an extension is a fantastic way to increase the value of your home.

2. You Will Avoid the Costs & Disruptions of Moving House

If you’re in need of additional living space, you’ve probably considered moving house. But a lot of the time, moving to a larger home can be expensive and disruptive, especially if you’ve got little ones. 

By opting for a house extension, you can avoid the costs and disruptions associated with moving, such as real estate agent fees, legal fees, moving expenses and the general stress of packing up your life and moving it into a new place.

Investing in a house extension as opposed to moving house is also ideal if you have a growing family who is settled in your current area. Moving nurseries, schools, and colleges can be really overwhelming and stressful for your children, so by staying in the same area, your children can stay with their friends and continue their studies where they feel comfortable. 

Instead, all you will have to deal with is construction work for a few months, then you can begin living in your spacious property. 

3. It Will Provide You With Additional Living Space

It goes without saying that one of the most sought-after benefits of getting a house extension is its ability to instantly provide additional living space.

Is a House Extension Worth It
A home extension is absolutely ideal if your family is growing and as a result, you’re beginning to outgrow your property but at the same time want to avoid packing up and moving elsewhere.

There is an abundance of opportunities when considering the uses of your new living space – do you need a new nursery? Or is your kitchen too small? Maybe you need a new room for your office now you’re working remotely. 

The possibilities are endless, which means that you can transform your extension in any room that you desire. Many people who love the idea of an open-plan kitchen-diner space opt for combining their extension with their existing home to create a large-scale open-plan space.

If you need a little bit of inspo, feel free to check out our residential portfolio.

This leads us nicely onto our next point…

4. You Can Tailor the Design to Your Lifestyle

When hiring a professional design & build company to install a home extension, you have complete freedom to tailor every component of the design to suit the needs of your lifestyle and family. From windows and floors to the overall architecture, every aspect of your extension can be made bespoke to your unique requirements.

From single-storey extensions to multi-storey builds, we at Rose Line Premier have the expertise to manage the entire construction project from start to finish. Our architectural design and construction team will closely consult and collaborate with you to ensure that your extension matches the style and character you wish to emulate for your home.

If you have an interesting commission or project you’d like to discuss, contact us here or call us on 02079987679. 

5. It Can Save You Energy Costs

Lastly, if you design your extension in a way in which maximises natural light and ventilation, you will automatically save on costs used to heat and light your home. 

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For example, if you incorporate large windows, skylights and light tubes, you’ll reduce the need for artificial lighting during the day and promote natural airflow for cooling.

You could also consider the orientation of the extension and incorporate shading features such as overhangs or external blinds to block excessive solar heat gain during the summer. 

As well as the architectural design of the extension, investing in energy-efficient features can also lead to long-term savings on energy bills. These features may include energy-saving appliances, LED lighting, and efficient heating systems, which will all result in reduced energy consumption. Granted these upgrades will require an initial investment, they will be incredibly cost-effective in the long run.

At Rose Line Premier, we have over a decade of experience in the design and construction industry. Our team of highly trained Architects, Interior Designers, Planners, Surveyors, and Project and Construction Managers work on realistic budgets and time scales to deliver unique and high-end commercial and residential refurbishments.

For more refurbishment tips and tricks, check out our construction & design blog, filled with lots of other helpful articles such as ‘How to Get Your Home Ready for Winter’, ‘Why Choose the Design and Procurement Route’ and ‘What Costs to Consider with a Residential Refurbishment‘. 

 

Written by Kate Jones for Rose Line Premier Construction.

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