Which home extension type is right for you?

The type of home extension you go for generally depends on a couple of factors – what you need the extension forand how much space you have to extend into. At Simply Extend, we believe that both of these factors are important but what you actually need the extension for just nudges into first place.

Ultimately it will be this need that motivates you to look into London home extensions in the first place and that will dictate what you want to get out of the finished article. While how much space you have for the extension is important, we can help you achieve what you want with the space you have – whether it’s a relatively small side-alley or a large rear garden.

With this in mind, we’ve pulled together some of the top reasons for needing a home extension in London, and suggested how you might achieve it with the space you have.

I need a bigger kitchen

Pokey kitchens are no fun, especially if you regularly cook for your family or for guests. If you just want to extend your kitchen, a side return extension is ideal if you have a side-alley to extend into. This could double the size of an existing galley kitchen, for instance, or create a bigger space from a hallway to move your kitchen into.

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I need a bigger kitchen and living space

If you’re after a bigger kitchen and accompanying living space – perhaps for an open plan design ideal of for entertaining – then a rear extension or wrap-around extension will be the best choice for you. A rear extension goes backwards into your garden, while a wrap-around extension does this as well as extending to the side of your home. These can create large amounts of extra space perfect for a large kitchen-diner or kitchen and living room.

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I need more space upstairs and downstairs

If you’re looking to get some extra kitchen and/or living space downstairs and a new bedroom or bathroom upstairs then you want to look at a double storey extension. Usually this would be to the rear or side of your property and would create new space on both floors. Perfect for expanding London families that want to avoid the stresses of moving, a double storey extension gives you a much bigger house – with increased value – at a fraction of the cost.

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Whatever your home extension needs are, at Simply Extend our friendly team can talk through your plans to help you get the most out of your home. Get in touch today to arrange a free site evaluation.

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