Home Expressions

It is perfectly normal for homeowners to realise after five years or so that their home no longer has enough space. A great solution to this is to extend the house. Here are four tips to make the process easier for you:

Consider adding a secondary suite.

Let us all admit that it can be a hassle to have to tear down a part of the wall of your home. So why don’t you build a separate unit within the complex instead? You can still attach this suite to the main building. It will serve as an annex that another member of the family—an elderly, for instance—can use. These so-called granny flats represent a sensible way to extend your home.

Know how you will finance the extension.

Having the extension done is not going to be cheap. You need to make sure that you can finance the construction. The most popular choices for this include a secured loan, credit card or getting a different mortgage with low-interest rates.

Bring in an insurance provider.

Insurance is important for any construction project. Bring in a specialised insurance provider for this.

Be conscious about other homeowners’ right to light.

You may not have heard of it, but homeowners, especially in the city actually have the right to demand access to solar light. Consider this before starting the construction.

Having your house extended can be difficult to achieve by yourself, as most homes are constructed with a final design in mind. But if you want to do it, it can be done just as long as you follow the tips mentioned above.

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