Feeling like you are not getting the most from your home? Here are five simple solutions:
1. Break down the Boundaries
Traditionally enclosed areas like the kitchen and dining room can often be opened up and combined, creating bright, airy living spaces. For a modern, adventurous approach think up, not out! By removing a downstairs ceiling you open up the house vertically and provide an immediate sense of expanse.
2. Let Light into the Loft
A loft conversion is usually a more economical way to gain extra space than building an extension and planning permission is not normally required. Use glass roofing in the main area to open and illuminate the converted space. If installing a compact ensuite, consider using modern natural lighting elements such as Sun Pipes to enhance artificial lighting.
3. Add a Contemporary Conservatory
Conservatories and glass rooms have evolved to offer sleek, modern designs. They are particularly suited to south-facing gardens and do not normally require planning permission. While relatively easy to install, careful consideration must be given to the overall design and structural elements.
4. Pop on a Porch
Adding a porch leaves your main hallway clutter-free and provides an instant sense of space. You can normally build a small porch on the front of your property without planning permission, providing it adheres to certain rules.
5. From Garage to Greater Living Space
If your garage has become nothing more than a giant storage cupboard then it is probably time to have a good sort out and convert it into useful living space. A well-converted garage can add value to your home and provide an extra room or annexe. With the right design and structural approach, no one will ever guess that it was once a mere lock-up for the car!
At BetterLivingSpace Ltd we offer architectural and structural design services to ensure you get the most from your home. All our work is carried out in-house so we can guarantee work quality and price. To find out more, get in touch.