3 Ways To Make Your Dream Home A Reality
When we first buy a house, it may not be the property we had in mind – but don’t worry, if you haven’t been able to upgrade to a new home yet, there are ways that you can make your dream home a reality, without having to deal with the stress of moving. By adding extensions and conversions, you can create the space that you’ve always dreamed of. If you’re creating an entirely new home, new build architects can assist you and bring your vision to life. Here are 3 ways that you can make your dream home a reality.
- Add an extension
When creating your dream home, adding an extension could be a great option. Whether you’re adding to your current home, or building a new one, an extension means more space wherever you think you need it most. For example, you could extend your kitchen, so you have more room to cook and socialise, with more worktop and storage space. You could create a new bedroom if your family is growing, whilst also adding value to your property. There are so many possibilities when it comes to adding an extension, so you can create a home that you’ve always dreamed of. Here are a few of the most popular types of extension you could choose from:
- Single-storey extension: This type of extension can be used to create a larger space on one floor of your home – this could be a great option for you if you are looking to extend a kitchen or living area.
- Double-storey extension: This type of extension increases the living space of your house onto two floors – so you have a new space on the ground and first floor. Choosing to add a double-storey extension adds value to your home and allows you to achieve the house you’ve always wanted.
- Wrap-around extension: This type of extension wraps itself around the rear of the home, it adds extra width and space, which can be used for whatever you need most. They are great if you want to add open space to your home.
- Loft Conversion
Loft conversions are another way that you can create your dream home. Do you need space to design your perfect master bedroom? Or maybe you’d like your own office space – a loft conversion can provide the space you need to get creative. As the name suggests, you need loft space to be able to do this, but a loft conversion can increase your home’s floor space by up to 30%, and unlike the other types of extensions you could choose, a loft conversion doesn’t take up any precious garden space! You will need planning permission for a conversion but choosing the right architect and builder can help you navigate this. You can add large windows to flood the space with light and utilise the structure itself to improve the look by painting and restoring wooden beams. Whatever you plan on using your space for, a conversion means you can achieve your dream home.
If you still live in your first home, or you bought a period property, one of the ways that you can improve your home to achieve the look you want, is to modernise it. This doesn’t have to mean changing the way it looks from the outside, especially if you bought a property for its period look, but making a few changes inside means you can make your dream home a reality more easily. You could opt for open spaces – a kitchen dining area would be great, with natural light being able to flood the room. You could separate areas with glass walls or have bi-fold doors to create a more modern feel. If you’re looking for ways to modernise with minimal building work, why not add modern tech, like high-end, smart appliances that look sleek? You could also decorate your space in a more modern way – using natural materials and statement colours or remove your carpet and choose floorboards instead. Looking to upgrade doesn’t mean you have to move house; modernising can be made simple if you know how.