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Instead of putting their home on the market and uprooting their whole lives, many homeowners will consider installing a single storey extension when they’re in desperate need of more space in their home. This type of extension really is a cost-effective solution for growing families and it will have a huge impact on your quality of life, not to mention it can add significant value to your property as well. Single storey extensions can be crafted to blend in seamlessly with your existing property and they will feel like they have always been part of your home. They can be used in so many different ways too and homeowners will create different rooms with the extra space that a single storey extension provides. If you’ve been considering a home extension and you’re wondering how people commonly use this space, keep reading today.
Open plan kitchen
This is by far one of the most common uses for a single storey extension and a huge number of homeowners will use the extra floor space to make a big open plan kitchen. Many will incorporate a kitchen island into their design, making this room a social space. It isn’t uncommon for people to use bi-folidng doors in their extension too, allowing them to open up their kitchen into their garden during the warmer summer months.
Lots of properties don’t have separate dining spaces these days, so when installing a single storey extension, lots of homeowners will create a formal dining space too. Often, people will place a big table in the centre of the space, but there are so many different ways you can turn an extension into a dining room. This becomes a brilliant area for gatherings and dinner parties, providing you with plenty of space to entertain family and friends.
Similarly to how homeowners use conservatories and orangeries, many will turn the space a single storey extension gives them into a bright and airy lounge area. When this is the predetermined use for the space, people will usually incorporate full height windows, roof windows and big sliding doors into their design, ensuring that the room will get plenty of sunlight and connecting their garden or decking area to their home.
When homeowners are wanting to keep the majority of their garden space and they only install a small single storey extension, it isn’t uncommon for them to turn this into a reading space. Many will install floor to ceiling bookshelves and use a comfortable sofa with blankets and throws to create a cosy snug that people can escape to and relax in.
When extending a family home, many will decide to use the space in the single storey extension as a playroom. This room is perfect to keep all of your children's toys in and by creating a playroom, homeowners are often able to free up additional space elsewhere in their home. This is a brilliant location for a playroom too, especially during the summer when children spend a lot of their time outside playing in the garden.
No matter what homeowners have decided to use the majority of their single storey extension space for, it is actually quite common for people to have a corner of this new room as a home office. When working from home on a regular basis, positioning a desk by a window overlooking your outdoor space provides you with the perfect work area and having lots of natural light flooding into the room can help with productivity and motivation too.
Installing a single storey extension at your property
All in all, it is fair to say that if you’re in need of additional space in your home, then a single story extension is a brilliant home improvement to consider and it will be able to provide you with plenty of usable space. There are so many different ways that you can use a home extension and hopefully, the common ways mentioned above will have given you some inspiration for when you extend your home. If you’d like to speak with an experienced company about extensions in more detail, please feel free to get in touch with our team here at Brackenwood. With 30 plus years of experience behind us, we can answer your questions and provide you with any additional information that you may require. Of course, should you wish to go ahead and install a single storey extension then we can help with everything from the initial design phases through to the installation too. We even offer lots of finance options, including interest free home extensions, as well and we will happily discuss these with you too.