They say that moving is one of the most stressful moments of a persons' life. So it makes sense that more and more people are opting to extend their home rather than pull up their roots and move. Life changes and what was your perfect home may just not be big enough. Whether it is an addition to the family, the need for a bigger kitchen, or to accommodate a new hobby, perhaps even space where you can work from home.
With the rising costs of houses, and the sheer cost involved in moving home, opting for an extension has other benefits, these include staying in a neighbourhood you like, location of your existing home and on a monetary factor, a new extension can add as much as 20% to the value of your home.
We spoke with Clare Hillier, owner of Hillrose Property Services Ltd, https://hillrose.co.uk/ a construction company in Uxbridge, West London that has been building extensions since 1989. Clare said, ‘We have had numerous clients who are more than happy of where they live, they just need that extra space. They have spent years putting their own personal stamp on their property and don’t want to start all over again.’ So, whether it is a single or double extension, this could be the smarter move if you need that extra living space.