Top 8 Home Addition Ideas That You Can Take Inspiration From
If you think that your home’s interior design is tired and washed out, then it’s time to change that. You don’t have to live in a house that you aren’t happy with. Redesigning your home is very simple and doesn’t need to cost a lot of money.
In fact, during the pandemic’s early days many people completely transformed their homes on extremely small budgets. It was a trend featured in many of the world’s leading interior design magazines and journals.
Another very popular way of improving your home’s interior (and exterior) is to add on an extension, like an annex. This type of renovation and redesign is not at all cheap but adds a lot of value to your home. It is this kind of renovation that we will be focusing on in this article.
Here are 8 home addition ideas that you can take inspiration from:
1. Kitchen Extension
A very popular type of home addition is a kitchen extension. The reason for this is that a lot of homes have very small kitchens, that can’t accommodate a large family. Lots of very big homes have had their kitchens downsized so that they can add extra rooms on, and increase the size of already existing ones.
According to Reborn Renovations, a company that offers Calgary home additions, kitchen extensions give you the opportunity to bring your dream kitchen to life. Whatever you want from a kitchen, you can get it. The best part about kitchen extensions is that they add a lot of value to your house because large kitchens are very desirable.
Annexes are another popular type of home addition. An annex is an additional self-contained property, usually not connected to a property’s main dwelling. With that said, sometimes annexes are connected. Annexes are like studio apartments. They can be inhabited by one’s family or alternatively rented out.
If you are going to build an annex and rent it out, then you need to make sure that you have the relevant building permits. You also need to inform your mortgage lender. Some mortgage lenders do not permit homeowners to lease out parts of their homes unless they have written approval first.
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Conservatories are also very popular. In many states and some countries, permission isn’t required for people to build their own conservatories, as long as it isn’t extremely large and wide. Conservatories can be used as additional dining rooms or even living spaces, depending on their size.
If you are going to build a very large conservatory then it is a good idea to first run it past your local government authority and get building permission. Building without permission (if permission is required) can result in your structure being demolished and you receiving heavy fines. Breaches of building codes aren’t taken lightly by many local authorities.
It’s also worth mentioning that it is entirely possible to purchase ready assemble conservatory kits, which are very easy to put together and can be done in as little as a week, without professional help.
4. Upper Stories
If you have a lot of room in your back or front yard, then you could consider adding an additional story to your home. This is a popular, but expensive, type of renovation. If you are going to do this then you are going to need to get approval from your local housing authority.
If you do not, then they can order the structure’s demolition. This could potentially cause serious structural problems for your house if the additional structure is connected to the main structure.
Balconies are another extremely common sort of addition made to houses. Most houses do not need permission from the local housing authority for a balcony to be added. The only downside to balconies is that they can be very expensive and if they aren’t made out of durable materials, then they can deteriorate over time.
For certain balconies, such as large decks, you might need to get approval from your local housing authority. The larger the balcony, the better. If you live in an apartment building or a maisonette, then you may need to as the property’s freeholder if you can make additions to the building.
6. Jacuzzi Room
Jacuzzi rooms are very popular, and a great addition to anybody’s home. If you do live in a very hot climate, however, then it might be worth just installing a freestanding jacuzzi in your yard.
The reason for this is that jacuzzi rooms can be expensive to put up, despite the fact that they are often made out of wood.
If you are going to put a jacuzzi room up then you may also want to consider putting in a sauna. Sauna rooms are very popular and are a great way to unwind after a long day at work or a harsh workout.
7. Extra Garages
If you have a relatively small garage but have several cars, then you might want to add a room to your garage or build an extra garage. In order to do this, you will need to get approval from the local housing authority.
Adding space to your garage is an effective way of increasing your home’s value. If you don’t want to make structural changes, then you can add decking to the side of your garage that works as a canopy, protecting cars that sit under it. This sort of addition doesn’t need planning permission.
If you have young children, then you might want to build a nursery. A nursery extension is a great way to increase your home’s value because this sort of extension can really function as anything and doesn’t necessarily have to be a nursery (meaning that once you move out, the people that buy your house can do whatever they want with it).
Nurseries can be expensive to build because they are just extensions of your house, and therefore require bricks, glass, and cement, as well as other building materials. Contractors also need to be called in to complete the job.
If you are a homeowner and want to increase your home’s value, then why not make structural changes to your property? Adding structures to your home can make it a lot more expensive, especially in the future when your property’s price will have risen anyway.