Monday, November 23, 2015

My Fantastic Advice For Completing A Home Extension

I’ve got a question for all my readers out there. What do you do after you buy your first house? Answer honestly and don’t try lying to yourself because we all do it. We think about how we can improve it. It’s ridiculous, but it’s also a well-known fact. When you buy a home, you search for one that is perfect for you. It’s got all the right features, and you fall in love with the white, pinewood front door. But once it’s bought you walk around and start to wonder about those buzzwords. Renovation, decoration, and extension. You’d be surprised how many couples start an extension project as soon as they’ve bought a new home. They might add a conservatory; that’s a popular choice. Or, it could be kitchen expansion. The house was lovely, but the kitchen is a little cramped. You get the idea.

If you’re in this situation I’ve got the steps you need, to ensure you get through a home extension project, unscathed. So, here we go then.


Step 1: Decide What Your Extension Project Is
Obviously your first step is to think about what type of extension you want and where it’s going to go. For instance, you might want to add a conservatory or sunroom. But it needs to connect to the rest of the house. To do this, you will have to knock out one of the walls at the back of your home and “add it on.” Obviously, it’s not quite as simple as it sounds but it’s also not as tricky as it will certainly seem.

Step 2: Get Permission
The biggest problem with completing a home extension is that you will have to get permission. This is something you’ll need to think about before you buy the home. It’s not uncommon for property contracts to have clauses that forbid the alteration of the home exterior. This is usually to stop any modifications that will make a home stand out from the rest of the street. If no such clause exists you will still need to head off to your council and get permission. This can take as less as two weeks or up to six months. Patience is a virtue at this point, believe me.

Step 3: Budget Planning
When completing a home extension, it’s often a good idea to work within a budget. The reason for this is that a home extension job can be expensive. If you’re not careful, the job can grow out of control, and you’ll know longer be able to afford it. Essentially what I mean is: it is a good idea to know whether you will really be able to afford adding on the installation of that skylight.

Step 4: Equipment
It’s also crucial that you use the right equipment when completing the necessary tasks to build the extension. For instance, you might be sanding down wood for the floor. When completing this job dust particles commonly pollute the air. They can get into your lungs or in your eyes. It’s why you should always wear a mask and safety goggles. But you might also want to use diversitech downdraft tables. They’ll make sure those particles are vacuumed up and don’t pollute your home.

Good luck with your planned extension. Remember, you’ll start with tools and empty space. But by the time you’re finished you could have something like this.

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