More and more homeowners here in the UK are keeping their homes longer, opting to renovate them or add an extension onto them instead of listing them and purchasing a new one. This is not only a good way to save money, but improving your home also adds value to it which can make it that much more desirable if you do decide to sell later on.
When adding on to your home, just extending it with an additional room isn’t enough. Adding an extension to your home will provide you with some much needed space which can be used as an extra bedroom, a home office, observatory and more. But that is really all it will add and while many UK homeowners do take this route, there is a better way.
Making Your Home More Efficient
If you are considering adding an extension to your home, make it more than just additional space, make your home work for you. By making your home more efficient, it will also become easier for you and your family to use. There are a lot of houses that have dead space which isn’t used and that is typically a design flaw.
When many of today’s modern homes were designed, space was a priority. Now, the top priority for architects is to create homes that are functional. This functionality can be added to homes which have already been built using careful planning and innovative home design methods. By creating a functional home extension, homeowners are left with homes that offer more space, more efficiency and more value.
Environmentally Friendly Designs
This focus on more efficient homes extends beyond the homeowner’s experience to energy usage as well. When designing and building a home extension, the architect works closely with the contractor to use the most energy efficient, environmentally friendly designs, methods and materials possible. All of this effort is done to give today’s homeowners homes they can be proud of and that they will keep for many years to come.
Sustainability, efficiency and environmentally sound home designs are more than just industry trends, they are a way of life for many and the reason that Arcitek Building Design has become one of the UK’s leading architectural design companies.
Contact Arcitek Building Design
To learn more about adding an extension to your home, contact Arcitek Building Design today and let an experienced home design professional assist you and answer any questions you might have about our residential architectural services.
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