As the housing market is still very much in the recovery position many people are still not able to sell their homes for the price they need to move on into bigger properties. Even though London is one of the most expensive areas of the UK for housing many of the outlying boroughs have faced the same drop in value as the rest of the UK as not every area of the capital has homes selling for millions of pound.
As you cannot shrink a family more and more are choosing to forget the sale for the moment and opting for the extension option instead. This makes sense on so many levels. You get to stay in the house you love, just a newer improved version. You gain the valuable extra space which was the reason you were moving in the first place and when the time comes further down the line and housing market is back on a more even keel you will have added even more value to your property thanks to your extension.
The beauty of a home extension is that there is no standard template. This means your extension can be the size and shape you want, subject to planning permission. 99% of the extensions we create are on the side or the back of a property due to these planning restraints. While a house may be extended out to the side or the rear an extension to the front of the home would not be in keeping with the area from a kerb appeal point of view and these are rarely allowed.
The intended usage of an extension doesn’t vary much as there are two main areas most people want to benefit from extra space; the kitchen and an extra bedroom. Two storey extensions on the side of the home kill both these birds with one stone to speak and create that extra valuable space within one construction. There are few of us who wouldn’t benefit from a larger kitchen and your new extension gives you that without the upheaval of moving house.