Home Extension Tips
A new project may excite and thrill many people, but if you plan carefully, plan ahead, and exercise patience you will reach your desired outcome during the project. If you are planning to extend your home, there are many, more important things that you should know and understand before you start choosing furniture and decorations.
If you are planning to extend your home because you are looking to increase it’s value, then you should consider talking to a reputable real state agent. The real estate agent will be able to provide you with some guidance regarding what a potential buyer would be looking for in a house. You can consider the realtor’s advices during home extension planning.
If you plan on selling your home down the road, you should be aware that building a home extension may decrease your garden space. Large houses with little or no garden may be considered a disadvantage by some buyers.
Building an extension is cheaper than moving to a new house, but the cost per square foot is higher. The reason for this is that it is a smaller job and less profitable for the builder. Moreover, there are a lot of challenges to overcome. Therefore, it’s essential to hire a reliable and professional builder.
If you want to add an extension to your house or make any other significant changes to your home, you may need to get planning permission. Be sure that you are in possession of the proper permits before beginning, otherwise, you could be fined.
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You should hire an architect. This is one step that is absolutely crucial if you want top quality results on your extension. Even though this may be an expensive short-term investment, a top architect can save you from long-term mistakes and poor workmanship.
It is important to talk to several architects before choosing one and not only to compare prices, but also to get as much advice as possible and to figure out who you would work best with. It will save you money if you know in advance what you need so that the architect doesn’t have to revise the plans.
It is important to use the best electrical and plumbing fixtures and fittings you can afford. It is not always about getting the fanciest fixtures and fittings, but rather the most reliable. If you’re unsure of which option to choose, ask an electrician or plumber.
Make sure that you have an idea of the budget you would like to spend on the extension. This will prevent unpleasant surprises in the middle of the process. Always compare quotes and never choose the builder who gives you the cheapest quote.
You might need to rent temporary housing while the extension happens, and this in itself should be incorporated into your budget.