Have You Got The Xtension Factor

Issue 20

The urban base design team can help you design your way to a whole new home While us estate agents try our very best to help you get moving we are seeing more and more clients extending and simply staying put. The moving bug can easily become the building bug, and the right extension can result in adding valuable equity to your current home.

Extra Space

Extensions, whether single storey or double storey can be a cost effective way of meeting the growing family needs, without the need to change schools or disrupt the family network. The extra living room, extended kitchen/dining room, or additional bedroom en-suite above may cost iro of £25k (subject to the design and specification) but if done right, should potentially add another £30-40k to the value of your home.

Beautiful Bi-folds

Bi-folds and sliding glazed doors have become a must to all extensions, and create both maximum natural light and lifestyle garden rooms to what may have previously been a dark and enclosed area.

Basement Hide-away

No space to extend…It may be time to dig down. This can potentially be an expensive build programme, and is generally only used where needs-must to provide a solution to additional space that the planners may otherwise reject. The home-cinema, games room, or a luxury swimming pool all work extremely well when positioned below ground, offering a luxury hideaway.

Garden Escape

Placing a garden-house, or posh garden shed, to the bottom of the garden offers both additional space for a home office, or gym or occasional sleep-over and can enhance the garden to offer a contemporary piece of transitional architecture to the garden.

The Patio

Bringing the outside in is ideal in the summer months allowing the bid-folds to be opened wide, and the living space to continue out to a summer seating or al-fresco dining area, with polished tiled flooring or simple cost-effective painted concrete flooring…and its easier than cutting the grass.

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