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Extension layouts: Where to start when planning an extension

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When you start needing some extra space in your home, think improve, rather than move. It’s generally much more affordable to add to your existing property than to go through the hassle of buying a new home. Here at Crystal Living, we fully support this idea and want to make your home renovations as easy as possible. We can guide you through the whole process, leaving you with a beautiful and high quality extension. This will improve your home for you and your family for years to come.

Things to consider when planning an extension

The most important thing to consider is what you will be using your extension for. Will it be used as an extra bedroom, a study or some more living space? This will influence the overall design and help you and the design team decide on what elements will be required. Does it need to be full of light; maybe a roof lantern will suit the room to inject some natural sunlight? If you’re extending an existing living area, do you want to incorporate open plan living into your home or would you like a dedicated separate room?

If you want to see a good return on your investment, it might be an idea to talk to a local estate agent. Many streets will have a ceiling value and no matter how much you improve your property; you may not be able to increase its value after a certain point. They could also give you some advice on what renovations have been popular in your area.

Another aspect to consider is how you want the exterior of your extension to look. Do you want it to be in keeping with the look of your current property or completely contrast with it? We are able to create any colour so you can seamlessly match with your current colour scheme. Have a look through our case studies to gain some inspiration from other projects we have completed.

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It’s becoming increasingly popular now to bring the outside into your home. If you enjoy spending time in your garden, you might want to consider adding bifold doors to your extension. These allow a seamless continuation between your indoor and outdoor spaces. The huge amount of glazing these doors provide allow for beautiful and wide ranging views. This would be perfect for summer nights where you want to appreciate the surrounding countryside while inside.

Beautiful extensions to transform your home

With Crystal Living, there is no need for a separate architect. Our dedicated team of industry specialists have it all covered. From the initial planning and project management through to the building work and aftercare, you don’t have to go to anyone else. With our unique 3D design service, you can see exactly how your new extension will look before it’s built.

When it comes to planning permission, we can take care of all of this for you. We will contact the local authority and make sure that everything has been approved before we start any work. There are certain conditions that do not require planning permission. For example, if the extension doesn’t cover more than half of the garden area or a single storey extension is no higher than four metres. However, if you have any concerns, have a chat with one of our dedicated team who will be more than happy to discuss your plans.

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