Once you have decided to go ahead with your home extensions, you may soon realise that it is a lengthy and complex process. EB Architects not only offer streamlined, innovative architectural solutions to our clients, but we offer advice as well on some of the golden rules of home extensions. Avoid disappointment and possible demolition by considering time, vision, function, size and quality as they pertain to your design…
When embarking on home extensions, the first golden rule is that even the smallest project will take longer than you initially expect. Draw up a building timetable by working backwards from your ideal start date, to present. This allows you to plan in time for important task such as researching, dealing with changes, organising funds and the like.
When drawing up your building timetable, remove any public holidays or vacations you have planned so as to be left with a more realistic time frame according to your commitments. It is important to visualise how the build will fit into your life. Use this timetable to start a prioritised an extensive to-do list to get you started.
The next golden rule is to define what you want your renovations to achieve, what problems they will solve, and how you envision the space. Your architect cannot join you one your home extensions journey if you do not tell them what you feel is missing from your home design.
A simple renovation can be augmented by considering the added benefits it may bring, for example, will you be able to enjoy a view of your garden from here, where will the light come in, how will the weather affect your experience…
Your renovations can hugely impact the overall feel of your home, and its function. Getting the right architect such as EB Architects will circumvent a chunky, unappealing extension, as we delicately consider the balance of your home and the space you want to design. There is no set rule, but many home extensions are planned to be far too large; combat this by thinking critically about where you will place furniture and how the space will be used once it is complete. Enlist the expertise of an architecture studio to do this.
If your home extensions are amounting to higher than you anticipated, keep in mind that it is always better to build with quality materials, so the next golden rule is to resist cheapening any part of the design in place getting it done sooner.
This golden rule does not go without saying. Failing to apply for planning permission and doing so at a later date does not guarantee your request will be approved. Don’t leave yourself stuck in the mud a few months in – EB Architects handles plans up to council submissions, as well as plan approvals with relevant authorities.
For a rational and well thought out design and professional home extensions services, you can contact EB Architects. We insist on thinking outside the box to deliver the most sleek and innovative architecture solutions to our clients.