In the last few years we have seen a big increase in people wanting to build extensions to their homes. Thanks to the pandemic and lockdowns, people are climbing the walls in their home, and due to the housing crisis moving to a bigger property isn’t an option for everyone. So instead, you look to extend their property. But what will you do with all of that extra space? And should your use affect the way it’s designed?

Bigger Kitchen

A bigger kitchen is on a lot of people’s wish list, but it isn’t always possible to knock down a wall and extend into your house. So, it makes sense to extend outwards instead! Extensions to kitchens are one of the most common things we do, and it gives you a lot of extra space to work in. The extended space is also often used as a utility space, freeing up kitchen space in the process. This can be a standalone extension, or if you’re feeling daring you can make it into a two-storey extension and turn the upper story into…

Extra Bedrooms

Whether your family is growing, you need to add a bedroom for regular guests or you just want more space upstairs for recreational use, an extra bedroom upstairs can be hugely useful. You can use this as a gym, office, home cinema – whatever you like! As an added bonus, an extra bedroom will actually add value to your property, so if you do ever sell you have made a worthwhile investment.

Living Space

If your living space is feeling a bit cramped, extending can make it much more comfortable for you. Living room extensions can also be combined with converting to an open plan lower floor, which helps you make more use of the space and keep things feeling open. Depending on the layout of your house you could use the top of this extension as an outdoor veranda space for your bedrooms, making the most of the warmer British weather!

Fill The Side Strip

Terraced houses often end up having a wasted strip of land down the side of the house, that either ends up becoming a dumping ground or just overgrown with weeds. But this space could make all the difference if it was inside the house, and so many people build extensions to bring this small strip of land in. It doesn’t sound like much, but you’d be amazed at the difference it can make to any room, especially a kitchen!

Of course, if you have the space on your property, then you can extend sideways, backwards, forwards and even upwards. At DNA Brickwork & Builders we specialise in helping people extend their homes and enjoy all of that extra space it brings. If you would like to know more, just get in touch with the team today.