More and more of us are centring our lives around our homes. The technologies available to us make working from home much easier. And lots more people are considering homeschooling as a viable option for their children. This can all lead to a very busy household. So how do you design your home to make living, working and learning in it easier?
Most of us could do with more space. So many of us have open plan living now. This is great for family life, but can be very distracting and disruptive when you’re trying to work quietly. Perhaps there is something to be said for walls after all! I would love an extra room in my house where the hustle and bustle of family life can carry on without causing a disturbance.
To create an extra room (or two) you need to look up, down or out. An extension of your home may be the only way to get the space you need. If you live in a hot area, you could build a garden room. Even in a winter, they can be insulated and fitted with double glazing to keep you warm. These are handy spaces set in the beautiful surroundings of your yard or garden.
Your basement could be converted into a room for working or learning in. It would need to be managed professionally to ensure it meets current regulations. Damp proofing, ventilation and natural light are all factors to consider. Your loft or attic space too could be converted. This often involves inserting special windows into the roof itself.
When you are building your own home, you get to design it with your lifestyle in mind. Everything inside it and outside of it will be designed with you in mind. Not only could you get that extra room you need, but you might be able to configure the kitchen and bathrooms just the way you like them. Your bedrooms could be the perfect size and orientation that you desire. And you can choose the location of your home.
I think a lot of people dream of having their own custom built home that suits their lives perfectly. Some people might want a bigger garage so they can have a mini gym. Others might want a bedroom to include a big walk in wardrobe. No matter where we’re living now, there will always be one or two things that you wish you could change. My family may not be huge, but we’re homebodies. I would love more space to make use of in the home. What kind of changes would you like to make to your home?
Sadly, some homes are just not right to be extended in anyway. You may have to consider moving house altogether. Of course, there is still no guarantee that you can find the house of your dreams that ticks all the boxes. So why not look for a custom home builder to create your dream house from the foundations up? This comes with so many benefits beyond having that one extra room.
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We currently live in a two bed house and desperately need a third bedroom, we’re planning on extending into the loft as soon as we’ve saved enough which could be years yet!