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Why You Should Consider Having an Extension Instead of Moving House

Feeling like you don’t have enough space in your home is inevitable over time, and it is something that we all experience. Generally when this happens, people automatically turn to the idea of moving house, however this isn’t necessarily always the best solution, and it’s certainly not the cheapest! 

The perfect alternative to this is to have an extension built onto your current property. This essentially solves the same problem, with a fraction of the hassle as well as a much lower price. If it is space you need more of, you can achieve this through extending a section of your house. A lot of people aren’t aware of how much more practical it can be to get an extension instead of moving house, not to mention affordable. 

So, we thought we would talk about some of the benefits of having an extension and why you should consider this as an alternative to moving house.


It still provides you with the space you need

A lot of the time people will start exploring options to move into a bigger home when they are extending their family. For example, you may be in need of an extra bedroom, or perhaps things have gotten a little more cramped and you would simply benefit from a bit of extra space. This can be easily solved by having an extension. 

Extensions are pretty tailored to you and your needs. This means that as long as it is practically possible, you can choose the location, size and everything else. Furthermore, you can decide what you want to actually do with your extension. Perhaps you want an extra bedroom, or you’re using it as a new social area, or even to incorporate more storage in your room. There are endless things you can do with an extension, but ultimately you will still achieve the same benefit of having more space without having to move out of your home. 


It’s more cost effective

The money you will save having an extension as opposed to moving house is huge. Though getting an extension built comes at a cost, it is only a fraction of what you would spend moving house. Furthermore, everything is already as you like it in your house, whereas if you moved somewhere else you would have to spend lots of extra money putting your own touch on it and having it designed how you want.

Another reason why getting an extension is a great cost effective alternative to moving house is because it will add value to your property. Depending on the extension itself, it could actually make a significant difference to the value of your home, meaning that in the future if you put it on the market, it will be worth a lot more and you will receive a higher sum for it. 


You don’t need to create any new problems in the process

Not only can having an extension instead of moving house save you money, but it also comes with a lot less stress and hassle. Though you may think that moving house is solving all of your problems, it can also create new ones along the way. There is so much to consider when moving house, and it can be such a long and complicated process. You have to find the right location, the right property, and all at the right price. Sometimes it can take months and months to make any sort of progress when moving house. Therefore, having an extension is a much more hassle-free alternative that still provides you with the extra space you need. 

For more information and advice or if you are looking at having an extension, simply get in touch with us via our contact page and we will be more than happy to help.

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