Why Any Extension Plans Should Always Include An Extra Bathroom

Sooner or later, your family will begin to outgrow your home. The house that you and your partner bought when it was just the two of you will start to feel smaller and smaller, the more children you produce. At this point, you have a couple of choices – and the first one is to sell up and move to a new house. While this can be exciting, it is also quite daunting – and it can be hard on your children who have to fit into a new school, and say goodbye to old friends. If your house could be extended then it is well worth looking into this option in more detail. An extension to your home may be just what you need to create the extra space that you and your family are craving. In this article we are going to tell you how to go about it. Read on for more information:

Speak to an Architect

If you and your partner have decided that an extension is a viable option for you then you will already have started discussing possible places for it. There may be an obvious choice – for example converting a garage into an extra bedroom, but there may also be some options that you haven’t considered. For this reason, it is very important to speak to an architect early on, as they may well be able to give you extra ideas and inspiration. Don’t Forget to Add a Bathroom The one thing that you must bear in mind when you extend the house is that you will need another bathroom. Even if your family can cope with one bathroom, the chances are that when you come to sell the house on you will be selling it to a bigger family who require more than one bathroom. Always take the opportunity to add a bathroom where you can, even if this just means adding en suite bathrooms to existing bedrooms. The more bathrooms in a house, the better, as this will add a lot to your resale value.

The Next Step

Once you have agreed on what you would like, the architect will draw up a plan for you and submit it to the relevant planning authority for approval. You will then ask two or three builders to provide quotes for completing the job. Compare and contrast the quotes, and make your choice based on quality as well as price. You will need to plan around the works as they may well cause some disruption to your household. This may be a good time to go on vacation! Get it Decorated Once the main works have been completed, you will need to think about decorating the new room(s). Choose color schemes, carpets and curtains to suit the purpose of the room, and set about choosing some nice new furniture for it. Extending a house is a big task, but it will pay off in dividends when you start to enjoy the new space that you have created. Take your time over the plans to make sure you maximize the way you use your space.

Get it Decorated

Once the main works have been completed, you will need to think about decorating the new room(s). Choose color schemes, carpets and curtains to suit the purpose of the room, and set about choosing some nice new furniture for it.

Extending a house is a big task, but it will pay off in dividends when you start to enjoy the new space that you have created. Take your time over the plans to make sure you maximize the way you use your space.

Baker Nancy

Nancy Baker, the author of this article, is a freelance blogger, currently writing for, Baybrook Remodelers Inc., leaders in vinyl replacement windows in CT. She is good with research and analysis and loves going sailing. You can reach Nancy via Twitter @Nancy_Baker_.

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