Home Extensions Coatbridge
S&D provide a full home extensions design and build service to customers in Coatbridge.
Looking for ideas for house extensions in Coatbridge?
There are times when our homes are not quite the versatile spaces they once were. This is because how we live in them changes. The recent recession has also meant that more homeowners are looking to expand their current properties, taking on less of a financial investment that a bigger mortgage, and possibly reaping bigger financial rewards in return.
Whereas some house extensions at Coatbridge properties can be the additional, versatile space needed, some are not and this is because key factors have not been taken in to account;
- Cost and budget – what we want and need is often out of our budget range so before you start calling architects and builders for quotes, sit down with pen and paper to jot down what you can realistically and comfortably afford. When you have your final figure, take off 10% to 15% for a contingency fund, slice a portion off for architect fees if you are using to reveal the final figure of what you have for the actual build.
- You can do a lot with a little but… - even if the budget is tight, it doesn’t mean that the project cannot go ahead, it just means that as much as possible has to be squeezed from every pound spent on the project. And for that to happen you need to make a list of priorities of what is needed from the extension and why you are doing it.
- Consider all options – if you want a dining room, have you considered the addition of a conservatory? Smaller conservatories, but still high quality, can act as a great extension without too big a price tag. There is also a move to make them more energy efficient my including a ‘proper’ roof, rather than a heavy duty plastic or glass one.
- Design the space – to you, it may just be a box room, an additional space that makes living in your current property a little more spacious BUT, there is a danger that lies within this simplicity. Did you know, for example, that where you place an external door will have a massive impact on what you use the space for, and how? You may have spent thousands on the extension only to find that it detracts from the value of your property because you have effectively built a through room (or corridor) and not the great space that you thought.
House extensions at Coatbridge properties can add valuable extra space but only if it is planned and designed well, as well as delivered on budget.
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