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Benefits of a Home Extension

There aren’t too many options for finding more space for your family. Moving is one, and a rather expensive and disruptive choice. Another is to build a home extension. Although it’s an investment, it costs less than purchasing another home, and you can stay in the house you love. Extending your home has many benefits, a few of which we’ll cover, along with some home extension ideas.

The Benefits of a Home Extension

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A home extension is a practical way to add square footage to your home. You can choose how much you want to add and what you want to do with the added space. There are also numerous benefits, as detailed below:

Maximize Use of Your Outdoor Space

Yards, gardens, and other outdoor spaces often go underutilized. Instead, you can add a room or two to your home without too many changes to its overall design. You can even extend indoor space over a large patio to create a magnificent view of natural surroundings.

Personalize the Design of Your Home

Among the many challenges of buying a home is that it’s nearly impossible to find the perfect one. Many home buyers end up renovating or modifying the property. Home extensions allow you to add on to an existing room, create a new one, alter layouts, or add windows, bricks, and other options to create the home of your dreams—all without the hassles of moving.

Add to the Selling Price

A home extension or porch conversion can significantly boost property value. With this type of renovation, you can possibly add thousands of dollars to your home’s asking price. Adding a new bedroom or an extra bathroom can be a worthwhile investment. You can even earn back the money you paid for the project.

Gives Your Family More Space

If you find your living space to be cramped, expanding your home is the best way to solve this problem. Perhaps you’re planning on growing your family. In this case, an extension can let you add a playroom or room to sleep more people. A small kitchen can be expanded into a luxury cooking space and dining area by extending your home, and you can add the kitchen island or breakfast bar you always wanted. There are so many home extension ideas that anyone can accommodate their needs with this approach.

Build Any Type of Room You Want

An extension can be one story, two stories, or an expanded loft. Knowing how much you want to add lets you decide what to do with the additional space. There are no limitations. You can enlarge or add a living room and make space for a full family entertainment center. Create a dining room separate from the living area or add a game room, space to watch movies with the latest media systems, or a walk-in closet for your entire wardrobe.

Eliminates the Frustrations of Moving

A lot of work goes into a home extension, but it’s not nearly as challenging as moving into a new home. You don’t have to research the market and hunt for the best mortgage rates. Finding a new home without faults or that doesn’t lack certain features you need won’t be a problem. Traffic, crime rates, changing schools, and amenities in a new neighborhood aren’t concerns either. Plus, you cut out the process of moving all your furniture and valuables.

An Opportunity for an Aesthetic Transformation

If the design of your home could be improved, a home extension can help achieve your goals. Change the style and material of the siding or interior or add modern, energy-efficient windows. While you don’t need to start from scratch, you can completely renovate your home and make it more contemporary. Change the entrance or build a grand entry to your backyard or outdoor covered space. Then again, if you’re happy overall, you can keep the existing style and materials as they are.

Ideas for Your Home Extension

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A home extension will save you the cost of obtaining a mortgage and making a downpayment on a home. It will also save you a lot of time. The chance to personalize your home is one you won’t get with any other project, and there are so many ideas to consider. For example, you can:

Make Use of Natural Light: A house extension can be designed such that natural light can enter through large windows, glazed doors, and skylights or even a glass ceiling. Glass partition walls are also effective. This will make your home brighter without using more energy with artificial lighting. A home extension, therefore, can make your household more efficient.

Use Natural Materials: Make your home addition an eco-friendly project with natural materials such as brick, stone, oak, and others. Wood can create that perfect rustic look. Options such as stone or brick can often be customized any way you like to make your home look traditional, more modern, or eclectic and unique.

Convert a Patio to a Sunroom: Extend your walls, floor, and ceiling over your outdoor space and enjoy a climate-controlled, cozy room where you can admire natural surroundings and spend time relaxing. You can also use Enclosure Guy’s custom patio enclosures and sun shades to achieve comfort while keeping out the sun’s rays, wind, rain, snow, bugs, and other things you don’t want inside.

Why Choose Enclosure Guy’s Sunshades?

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Whether you choose to build a covered patio or any other type of home extension, custom sunshades from Enclosure Guy can provide the warmth, comfort, and privacy that you need. Our enclosures feature high-quality materials and withstand high winds and temperature extremes. We can custom design them to your exact specifications, including size, shape, and color (including natural and earth tones).

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