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3 Top Tips For Extension Planning

Extending your home is an excellent way to create more space in your home, whether it's an extension on the ground floor or back garden, to the side, or extending vertically by converting your loft or basement.

Whether you’re seeking to improve your living space, create your dream forever home, or boost the value of your home, such as this 1930s home in Lancashire, adding space is always going to add value to your home.

However, before you start knocking walls through, we have three tips to help you plan your extension.

1. Don’t try to do everything yourself

It’s important to be ruthless with your planning, no matter the scale of your extension or renovation, and having the right team to help you is a great idea.

Many people with little experience try to take on too much by themselves and find out the hard way it’s not as straightforward as they envisioned, and it can end up being very costly.

2. Make sure your team has a clear brief

You should have a better understanding of your role as a client, as it’s perfectly fine to pay an architect or an interior designer to do the job, but it is your home and budget, and you should be able to clearly define and explain what you want them to achieve. Be aware of your responsibilities as a client.

3. Make sure you pick the right kind of extension

The footprint of your home can determine its value, so if you’re going to add more space, you will certainly add more value. But importantly, you need to consider how your extension will improve the quality of your life at home. There’s little point in converting your loft, if what you really need is more space in your kitchen, for instance.

If you’re looking for residential architects in Glasgow, talk to us today.

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