Expanding your home is a great option to choose if you’re running out of space and don’t want to leave your current home. However, when it comes to deciding whether to extend upwards or extend your home outwards, a debate often occurs. To help you decide whether to go up or out is the best option for your home, here are a few points to consider.
To Go Out
If you have the room on your property to extend outwards, a ground-floor extension could be the option for you. A ground-floor extension is perfect for those who want to create more living areas or want to open their existing spaces such as the kitchen. Not only does a ground-floor extension add square footage to your home, it also increases the overall value of the property.
A ground-floor extension is a great opportunity to turn your home into an open and flowing space, while also improving the current design. Although, a ground-floor extension can often become more expensive and invasive as the home’s current structure may require more preparation work. Furthermore, a ground-floor extension may result in the loss of existing backyard or outdoor space.
To Go Up
Do you want to extend your home but don’t want to lose your backyard space? Then a first-floor extension is an option for you. A first-floor extension involves adding another level to your existing home. This option is ideal for those who want more bedrooms, living spaces or bathrooms in their home. By extending upwards, you’re able to add more space to your home without losing square footage of your outdoor space. A first-floor extension is also more streamlined and impacts the family less as you will not have to move while construction is underway.
It’s no secret that the Blue Mountains and Penrith are gorgeous areas to live in. With a first-floor extension, you can reveal and highlight hidden views of the area. We can design your first-floor extension with this in mind and ensure that your views are showcased throughout the first floor.
We know many people are concerned that a first-floor extension will not blend with the existing ground floor and may look out of place. With over 24 years of experience, Woodford Homes can ensure that a first-floor extension will seamlessly blend into the existing internal and external structure of your home. However, it’s important to consider that a first-floor extension may not suit every home and that construction can take longer compared to a ground-floor extension.
Are you considering a ground or first-floor extension? Talk to the Woodford Homes team today to discuss which option is best suited for your home, needs and budget.