A great way to gain extra space in your home, add value to it as well as staying in your home and not move to a new house is to add a single-storey extension to the property. A single-storey extension is a great way to have some more space as well as flexibility when it comes to using that space – you may want to open up the whole downstairs and enjoy open plan living, or add on a granny flat for an elderly relative – the use of space is entirely up to you.
From a financial perspective, a single-storey extension can add value to your property, as well as adding space. If you don’t have the spare cash saved up for an extension, re-mortgaging is a good way to get the funds needed. You may need any over 18s living in your home sign an occupier consent form when you do this, but it is a relatively straightforward process.
A lot of the time, a single storey extension goes out into the back garden. Done this way, you can also add a lot of glass into the extension, which will open up your home and let plenty of light in. Another popular way to extend is to extend your home using your garage – for many people, the garage is not a well-used room, often a deposit for household clutter, so this way you can gain living space and not lose any of your gardens.