Adding an extension to your property is one of the most beneficial things you can do when looking to transform your home. This extra space can be incredibly versatile, not just adding resale value to your home if you eventually decide to move, but also allowing you to make the most of your current living space.
At KJ East, we specialise in helping our customers unlock the potential in their home by adding a new extension – but what do you do with your new extension once you have it?
Here are five ways that you can use an extension to transform the feel of your home and maximise the benefits of this brand new space!
Add An Extra Living Space
Two reception rooms are always better than one! Why not use your extension to create a fresh new living area to enjoy?
By adding some warmth to your extension space using fresh wallpaper, new carpets or hardwood flooring, soft and atmospheric lighting and other cosy furnishings, you can create a fresh new living area that you can share with friends and family for years to come.
This works especially well as the majority of extensions can be built with doors leading out into your garden space. What better way to bring the outside in than by being able to enjoy a comfortable living area and take in the outdoor views at the same time?
At the end of 2020, we’re all looking forward to being able to spend time with our family and friends within our homes again – creating a brand new living room will give you the perfect space to do it.
Use Your Extension As A Utility Room
Washing machines and tumble dryers are, of course, essential household appliances, but we rarely have the right space for them.
Washing machines often take up space in our kitchens that could be better used to add extra storage solutions, while tumble dryers are often resigned to the garage or shed – and we all know the inconvenience of carrying a huge pile of clothes to your dryer, only to find that numerous items have dropped out of your arms and onto the ground on the way there!
Wouldn’t it be much easier if there was a way to keep your tumble dryer and washing machine together without taking up valuable space in other areas of your home?
For this reason, it could be a good idea to use your extension as a utility area! A utility room is the perfect home for your washing appliances, as well as a great place to store cleaning products, extra towels/linen and portable appliances such as vacuum cleaners and carpet cleaners. It’s also the perfect place for a laundry basket, rather than letting it clutter the corner of your bedroom or bathroom.
Nobody likes doing the washing, but having a dedicated utility room may certainly make life a little easier.
An Extra Bedroom
Adding an extra bedroom to your home is never a bad idea.
For one, it provides a great guest room for family and friends who stay overnight – much more comfortable than a blow-up bed or the living room sofa!
It could also add thousands of pounds on to the resale value of your home should you ever decide to move. This is one way to use an extension that will certainly benefit you for years to come.
By turning your extension space into a brand new, comfortable bedroom, you’ll be giving yourself a whole new space for relaxation within your home, as well as providing a space for guests and plenty of new storage space, too.
An Office Space
Thanks to the Coronavirus pandemic, thousands of us have had to experience the trials of working from home during 2020 and have found ourselves wondering how much easier it could be – if only we had a dedicated space for it.
Why not use your extension to finally build a stress-free home working space? It’s much easier to focus on work away from the recreational areas of your home, and having a dedicated home office can provide a useful boundary between your free time and working hours. You’ve still got an office – just without the lengthy commute.
Home offices can also be useful for families with teenage children, providing them with a great space to get on with revision and other schoolwork, away from the distractions that they might have in their bedrooms.
Extend Your Kitchen
Having an extension added onto your kitchen will give you much more space to work with, so that you can finally make your dream kitchen a reality.
This extra space will give you the room to add extra storage, better appliances, a stylish kitchen island and perhaps even a chic dining area where you can enjoy meals with family and friends.
Cooking is much more fun if you have the perfect space to really get into it. Making some improvements to your kitchen and updating it to a modern design of your choice will make preparing your meals feel like less of a chore and more like a recreational activity, which your whole family can enjoy doing together.
At KJ East, we’re in the business of helping our clients create their dream kitchen, so why not ask us how we could help you with your dream kitchen, too?
We can install useful kitchen storage solutions, stylish modern counters and much more – if it’s part of the vision for your dream kitchen, we can help you achieve it.