Our homes are our personal sanctuary. We will spend over half of our lives at home, and that is why it is important for us to make them as comfortable as possible. With higher wages and more people at work, more homeowners are able to make renovations to their homes that they would not have been able to some years ago.
This page will seek to show you some inspiring ideas for you to build on your extra space at home. If you have a history in construction, then you could do some of these yourself. It is recommended, however, that you employ a team of professional tradespeople to do it for you, so you can be sure that there will be no accidents, and that everything will be completed exactly to your specifications.
A Home Extension
Home extensions are becoming very, very popular among residential property owners. Home extensions work by adding on a separate room, such as a kitchen or living room to the back of your house and reducing the size of your garden. This is more common in older homes that cannot be knocked down and built again. Home extensions can be a very fantastic way to increase the size of your home.
Extension projects can be very expensive, with quotes reaching into the tens of thousands. If you are considering a home extension, then carefully work out your budget, and know exactly what you want. Search for contractors and tradespeople carefully, as if you just hire anyone on a whim, you risk employing a cowboy builder. Hire only those who have a history of respectability and good reviews.
An annex, similar to a home extension, is a structure built in your garden to increase the size of your property. An annex is a separate building; however, that functions ordinarily as a studio flat. These annexes are a great way to make money on the side, as many families build them and let them out. An annex should have a kitchenette, a bedroom, and a bathroom.
The cost of building an annex is not as expensive as you may have thought, and you can bring in a huge return by, as was aforementioned, letting it out. You may have to request permission from your local council to let out an annex, however, and if you do it without permission, you risk incurring huge fines.
A Swimming Pool
Swimming pools are highly sought after. Above ground and below ground swimming pools are very popular, with many people choosing to add them to their gardens. Providing you have the space a swimming pool can be a great addition to your home and can provide many years of fun.
Swimming pools vary in price, from economic to extortionate. Below-ground swimming pools are by far the most expensive, and above ground swimming pools the cheapest. Below-ground swimming pools are far more reliable, however, and are less likely to deteriorate or breakdown, and are the more recommended of the two.
A jacuzzi is a great addition to make to your home. Not only does it provide you with the opportunity to have hot tub parties, but it can be a great way to relax after a long day at work. Jacuzzi’s are fantastic and a lot of fun. A jacuzzi ordinarily costs quite a lot of money, and if you are on a tight budget, is likely not possible. Many people erect sheds to put their hot tubs inside. You can also add a sauna into the shed for a truly spa-like experience.
Balconies are quickly becoming one of the most popular extensions made to people’s homes around the world. Balconies that lead on from your bedroom and provide a view into your garden are a relaxing and harmonious addition to make to your home – providing your home is large enough. If your home is not large enough for a more traditional balcony, then French doors that open inwards and are closed in with a wrought iron fence can be a great alternative.
Bedroom balconies are very relaxing and can provide you with a direct connection to nature. They can be very expensive, however, and do require a construction team to complete.
A Basketball Court
A small basketball court can be a fantastic addition to your home and a way to bond with your children, and your children to bond with their friends. You can create this in your driveway or back garden for a very low cost.
Now you know a few inspiring home design ideas that anyone can achieve, providing they have the budget available. The aforementioned are very common additions to homes that are made all around the globe every year.