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7 Ideas for Your Home Extension

Home extensions are the perfect solution when you want to expand your living space without having to move home. Once you’ve decided to extend your house, you’ll need to choose what you’re going to do with that extra space.

Thankfully, the possibilities are almost endless. In this post, we’ll look at seven potential uses for your home extension.

1. Kitchen

Kitchens are one of the most popular options when it comes to home extensions. With good reason too. A new kitchen can add a lot of value to your property, but redeveloping your kitchen in an existing space can put too many limitations on what you can do.

With a kitchen extension, you can create the kitchen of your dreams without compromising on the rest of your home. Unlike many existing kitchens, you could also factor in a utility room to keep unsightly or disruptive appliances out of the way.

2. Home office

After being steadily on the up for a number of years, working from home became the new norm for 60% of employees in 2020 because of COVID-19. Offering a much better work-life balance, it would be no surprise to see it stick around. However, it’s hardly ideal for those who don’t have a dedicated workspace.

Adding a home office when extending your home can provide the ultimate space for productivity. It allows you to tailor a workspace to your requirements, whether that’s plenty of storage space, your own office bathroom, or even soundproofing for those in more creative industries.

3. Playroom

All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. So why not use your new space as a playroom for the kids? Giving children a dedicated space for all their toys and games will keep the rest of your home tidier and more peaceful, and could even be used for some of your own toys too. Pool table, anyone?

4. Gym

With almost 10 million members in the UK alone, it’s fair to say gyms have become a big part of modern life. But the journey to and from the gym can sometimes be enough to put you off altogether, especially in the colder months.

What if you had your own gym at home? By turning your house extension into a home gym, you can get all the fitness equipment you need without ruining the aesthetic and atmosphere in the rest of your home.

5. Bedroom

A lack of bedrooms is one of the most common reasons people move house. Whether it’s a growing family or just the need for another guest room, a bedroom extension can provide a more convenient and cost-effective solution. By adding an extension with an extra one or two bedrooms, you can add significant value to your property and side-step the costs and hassle of moving.

6. Assisted living

Assisted living refers to a type of care where people are allowed to live independently, with the reassurance of support on stand-by. If you or one of your relatives requires this type of care, a house extension could be the ideal solution.

Designing and building an assisted living extension would enable you or your loved ones to get the right support without having to leave the family home. Given the ever-rising costs of care, this could also be the more cost-effective option in the long run.

7. Airbnb

Whether it’s a peaceful, rural setting or a convenient, urban location, renting out a room in your home is a great way to make money from unused space. By doing it with an extension, you can minimise disruption to your day-to-day life. It also allows you to offer guests a bit more privacy, giving them their own ensuite bathroom and even their own entranceway, for example.

House extensions tailored to you

From bedrooms and bathrooms to gyms and home offices, there are all kinds of functional and exciting ways to use your home extension. At Milestone Builders, we make sure you get the exact space you want and need down to the finest detail.

Drawing upon a wealth of construction experience and architectural expertise, our Sheffield team can design the perfect bespoke extension and manage the entire project for you. To find out more, simply contact us today.

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