A home extension is a great way of giving the property you love a new lease of life. An extension gives you more space and the chance to reconfigure your living areas. It can also add value to your home for a future sale or rental. However, it is important that your extension works with your existing property, not against it.
Things to consider when blending your home extension to your current property
Roof lines. Think about how your extension will work in conjunction with the existing roof. Your extension’s roof should flow well with the outline of your property even if it is a different pitch.
Windows and doors. Windows are an important part of your property’s frontage. You might choose modern double glazed windows in the extension but in an older style to match your current windows. If your existing windows are old or poor quality, consider replacing all of them for new.
Exterior cladding. You could choose to match the cladding of your house extension to your home, or reclad the whole property. Alternatively, you could choose a different but complimentary cladding. You might pick timber cladding to complement an older brick building, or choose a different shade of cladding. This should be carefully considered to ensure you are not creating a jarring contrast.
Interior access. Inside, make sure that access to your home extension makes sense. Don’t sacrifice other areas to make a corridor or access. Think about how you will use interior doors and windows if necessary.
Interior decor. If your home extension continues another room, it is important that the interior decor flows too. Again it may be better to repaint or wallpaper the whole space fresh to ensure continuity.
Let the professionals help you blend your home extension and existing property
To really get a home extension that does justice to your existing property you need the help of professionals.
Think about engaging an architect to draw up plans for your extension and help you decide on materials. You might also want to work with an interior designer for your internal layout and decor. Then, get a quality builder who can complete the project to the right specifications and a high standard.
The team at Build Right Contractors have been building home extensions in Auckland for more than 15 years and can help bring your plans to reality. Our team can manage the project from start to end including working with a network of trusted tradies to get the specialist jobs done. Contact us today to discuss your plans.
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