Building an extension is becoming more and more popular among homeowners who want to avoid costly stamp duty fees on a bigger house or getting into the currently super-competitive buying market.
If you’re interested in expanding your property, here are some of the most popular styles of extension for 2022.
- Retain similar house style
It might be tempting to add an uber-modern extension on to your home, but if you have a Victorian terrace or a 1930s semi-detached, this might look out of place. Instead, the trend is now to stay in-keeping with the original style, so it remains sympathetic to the rest of the property.
- Use natural materials
Thanks to the growing trend towards sustainability, homeowners are choosing to make the most of natural materials as much as possible. Homes And Gardens reports oak, brick and stone lend themselves to the “rustic look” and can really bring a garden room extension to life.
- Light and bright
When planning an extension, do not just consider the benefits of having more space in your home, but also being able to increase the amount of light in your living spaces. Use this as a chance to add more windows to your property, whether you opt for bi-folding doors or a skylight.
“Light is a vital consideration for extensions – and glazed doors, windows and skylights can be game-changers,” the publication states.
- Glass side returns
If you have space to the side of the house that you normally just store garden equipment or garden bins, you are missing the opportunity to build a stylish glass side return.
“With minimal building chaos, the kitchen is doubled in size and flooded with natural light,” Ideal Home recognises.
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