Three Important Questions to Ask Yourself Before Building an Extension

A home extension is a big decision, and before making a decision this big, as with anything it is important that you fully think it through beforehand. If you are wondering whether you should extend your home or not, here are some of the things that you should consider before going ahead to help you decide if it is right for you and help you to get the most from your extension…

Would you need to sacrifice space outdoors?

Unless you plan to convert a space that is already a part of your home, such as the loft or the garage, you are going to need to use some of your outdoor space to create your extension. If you plan to extend at the front of the house, this means losing some of your front garden or driveway and if at the back of the house you will lose some of the garden.

Decide if the loss of the space outdoors is going to have a detrimental impact on your daily life when you are planning an extension.

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How Much is it Likely to Cost and Can you Afford it?

It is really important to get a good idea of what your extension is likely to cost before embarking on it. There is nothing worse than getting part of the way through a renovation project and not being able to complete it due to budget restraints or having to get into debt to enable you to finish it.

Speak to a professional like this Cheltenham house extensions specialist who can not only help you to design an extension suited to your needs and your budget, but can also give you a good idea of what it is likely to cost.

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Would Moving House be a Better Option?

If you need to gain a lot of additional space, or your home is not suited to the type of extension that you need, then moving house could be a better option for you. Of course, there are lots of things to consider before you decide to do this, and you should consider the pros and cons of moving vs building an extension, but if it is a significant amount of space that you need to gain, then moving may be the better option.

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