A lot of us out there dream about extending our homes, but one of the main things that stops us is the cost. Home extensions can be expensive and sometimes we just don’t have thousands and thousands of extra cash to spare. That’s why today’s article is all about how you commit to extending your home without breaking the bank. Of course we don’t think you should scrimp on quality and sometimes it is best to save up more before you start the work, however, we do have a few tips and tricks up our sleeve which we think could help you out and help stretch your cash further.
Use professionals that you can trust:
There are lots of cowboy builders out there, unfortunately, and it means that some of us are taken advantage of. This can mean that jobs get shoddily done and then need to be redone later on down the line. It can also mean that people are overcharged for jobs that could have been done much cheaper. We recommend that you do your research carefully and thoroughly so that you don’t have to fork out for costs that aren’t necessary.
Go for a more simple design:
Well, they do say that classic designs work the best! Complex designs might look nice initially, but they can go out of style. Save yourself the money and go for something more timeless. By having a more simple design for your home extension, you can save a lot because not as many materials will be needed and not as many hours of labour will need to be carried out.
Be sure of what you want before you get the work started:
Many people fall into the trap of not thinking carefully enough about what they want before the work starts. This means that more money has to be paid out to the contractors so that the design can be changed and more materials can be bought.
Think about where you want the extension:
You might really love the idea of a cellar conversion for example, but sometimes this can work out more expensively than say, a garage conversion. In some cases, this might be the other way round. It can depend on a lot of different factors, so it’s best to consult a professional who should be able to advise you on what type of extension would work out most inexpensive for you.
Home extensions are a great way of adding value onto your home and to give you more space to play with. Although they can cost a lot of money, by using a bit of common sense, we promise that it is possible to get the building work done on a budget. Have you ever had a home extension built on a budget? Let us know.