How Do I Build My Dream Home Extension?
Improving the property you already have is often a more affordable and appealing route when compared to the cost of moving home (estate agent and solicitor’s fees, house movers, stamp duty etc. all tally up). Maximising your property’s potential with a well-designed house extension will transform your life-style – creating a living space which truly meets the needs of your family.
This information is helpful to anyone contemplating a home renovation in England, however if you are in Newcastle or the North East we are the leading local architectural design company. You can contact us easily here to arrange a chat in your home or over a brew at our Newcastle office.
An accurate brief is essential
Identifying what you want to change or improve is the best place to start when creating a design brief, for example: “we want an open plan living/dining area”, “we need more space for my family to relax in together”, or perhaps “we would like to enjoy cooking in a spacious and clutter free kitchen”. At this early stage, it is a good idea to focus on broader goals rather than being too specific e.g. “we want to extend the ground floor at the rear of the property, on the left-hand side, next to the downstairs bathroom”. The reasoning behind this is to keep an open mind, we are professions with years of experience and using this, we can provide innovative layout designs which may not be what you had in mind, but will be the most cost and space efficient way to create your dream home. You will be amazed by the possibilities!
Creating your brief
A typical brief should include these headings and we have included some common examples to help generate your own…