Types of extensions and their pros and cons


There are several ways to raise the value of your home and if you want a drastic change, then people often turn to a more drastic solution too which are all possible, especially if you live in a house or have a detached home for full usage. Let’s see what the most generic types of extensions exist alongside their pros and cons:

Restructuring: The most general way for someone to try to win place is with the rearrangement of the living space, which generally means, to win space by getting out walls from places and putting walls in, if needed in other places. The restructuring can have stunning results especially if someone loves the kitchen to be together with the living room or simply if someone has a small living place. The bigger and more airy a place looks like, the better the value of a place will be. But make sure you don’t over-structure your space otherwise you will make it way too defiant which means the less people will be interested in buying it instantly.

Additional one-room house outside the house: many people change their original garden shed and decide to build a little house in the end of the garden. This is a pretty good idea, but can be costly especially as these little houses work the best if they have their own small kitchen/cooking counter and at least a toilet with a tap. In that case it can be perfect for a teenage kid or to be a sort of a guest room. This can also be perfect for those who want to rent out a segment but would not welcome strangers inside their homes.

Turning basement into a separate or adjoining living area: there are tons of homes with basements where a separate entry in the house can be done (if not already done). These basements call for a complete renovation whereas the area is turned to become a small self-service apartment in itself. This way it’s really a huge addition to the home’s value (it can be even sold alongside the renter) or the perfect solution for those who don’t want to sell their home yet need an urgent addition to their current income.

Turning loft into an additional living area: if you live in a house and your loft only serves as a storage room you can turn it to an additional room or living area, depending on the exact space you have. However due to structural difficulties, most construction specialists would tell you to rather try with an extra space in the basement as its way cheaper than turning the loft into a living area and offers more space ready for usage than by the roof where the walls are difficult to be made partly or fully vertical.

Elongating a house or turning a patio into a living area: there are many people who eventually decide to turn their patio into a winter garden or a hideaway, so that they can use it all year long. This can either be fully made a room or can remain sort of a patio with windows, It certainly adds a lot of space to a home.

Before any constructions please consult a real estate agent as not all the additions would raise the value of a home with as much as you would hope for.