Regardless of the size of the project, building an outdoor extension to your home can certainly enhance your living space. With an outdoor extension, you can have additional hobby areas, a place to relax and bond with your family, or even hold family events and fun parties or get-togethers.
An extension can increase the value and aesthetic appeal of your home. Adding an extension, however, can take a lot of time and effort and tends to be quite expensive.
The good news is that you can always hire contractors to assist you. Don’t know which type of outdoor extension will best suit your home? The following list will give you some inspiration.
Consider an Outdoor Kitchen Area
Building an outdoor kitchen where you and your guests can dine in style is one way to make the most of your vacant outdoor space. Prep areas, storage spaces, and even cooking appliances can be incorporated into the space.
In order to have the best wind protection, it is recommended to build the outdoor kitchen as close as possible to your house. Additionally, it allows you to easily connect your appliances to existing plumbing and fuel lines. By being built close to your home, this also allows you to take advantage of your home structure and easily build a shaded area by attaching a patio roof.
Enrich Your Space With a Conservatory Room
Conservatory rooms can be used for many purposes. Depending on your needs, the space can be used as a family room, a separate workspace, a guest area, or an event space. Imagine yourself sitting there, reading your book while it rains, or having a romantic candlelight dinner here with your guests.
For larger projects such as this, however, you might consider hiring a conservatory contractor. You should also decide whether the interior pieces you need to buy or build for the space will be vintage or more modern. The aesthetic design you choose can make a significant difference in the space.
Add a Pergola for the Perfect Atmosphere
You can also add value to your exterior by constructing a stunning pergola as an addition to your home. By building a structure like this, one can enjoy backyard living in an attractive but functional way. Typically, pergolas are made up of posts, beams, and rafters; they can be detached or attached to a house.
Design choices include a southwestern patio for a timeless vibe, a sleek, contemporary layout for a more contemporary feel, or a tropical design with vibrant seating for a more chic look. To make sure the height and design of your pergola meet current building codes, seek the help of a contractor before building a larger pergola.
When It Comes to a Fire Pit, There’s No Going Wrong
Budget-conscious individuals may find a backyard fire pit to be a great option. A fire pit tends to be a low-cost project that’s perfect for a small gathering with friends and family. It’s a cozy and perfect place to roast hot dogs, drink wine, and make s’mores.
Depending on the material or size, fire pits typically cost between $300 and $1,400. If you want to create an amazing outdoor oasis, you can build a gravel fire pit, or go for a stacked stone pit for a more classic, mediaeval look. Whatever style you select, ensure that your seating areas match it, and are comfortable, too.
Experience Sun-filled Deck Days
Decks offer a number of benefits. They provide a platform for enjoying the weather, serving as a place for entertaining, and enhancing the value of the property.
Deck patterns, deck furnishings, deck railings, and more must be considered in conjunction with the deck’s structural integrity. The safety of your home must come first, so decide whether a deck should be attached or detached. Attached decks are more common, especially in homes older than ten years.
The right materials are also crucial when it comes to building a deck. The wood you should use should be insect-resistant and weather-proof either naturally or treated. For deck boards and frames, pressure-treated lumber is the most durable and least expensive material.
With all that being said, a house extension can be a daunting task, but it can also be incredibly rewarding, especially if you want to increase the value and appearance of your home. These ideas for home extension projects should serve as inspiration for you to design your extension.
Take time to explore options to decide which is ideal for your space and budget.
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