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Making Your Home Bigger For A Growing Family

As our family grows, we start about moving to a bigger home. A place with a larger garden, more rooms and more space. We think about upscaling and begin the difficult process of choosing a new place to live. But, what if things could be simpler? What if, rather than moving to a bigger place, we made our old home bigger. That’s my advice for you today. Instead of going through the stress of moving, see if you can improve your old home. You might find this a far more enjoyable experience. You’ll be able to craft your home into what you want it to be. So, what are the options for doing this?


The biggest job you can complete when making your home more spacious is an extension that All Professional Remodeling Group, LLC can help you with. Or, you could be adding a new room in your home. You could even be adding a new floor, building on top of your garage. There are numerous possibilities here. You have to decide which one is right for you. The biggest issue about building an extension is to get planning permission. It’s important you get this from your local council before you begin the expansion. If you don’t, you could find yourself breaking the law. This permission usually takes four weeks to two months to be granted. After that, you can move forward with the extension.

Your next step is to decide what you need and want for your extension. For instance, you may need new electricity and water lines. If that’s the case, you will need to hire both an electrician and a plumber. It’s best to get these jobs completed by a professional, even if you are completing the rest of the work by yourself. Also, don’t forget to set a budget for your expansion. These projects can quickly grow out of control.

Attic Conversion


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Of course, if you don’t want the trouble of extending, or you don’t have the room, you can opt for a conversion. One suggestion is to convert the attic into a new bedroom. I suggest you start by cleaning out and getting rid of anything that you are storing in the attic. Once you have done this, you should make sure that the floor is stable is okay to walk on. After that, you can think about how much work needs to be done. Some modern attics are already designed with the possibility as using them for an extra room. Others need a little more work. If you need to raise the ceiling, you might find you have some roofing work that needs doing. Your roof could need a remodel. You can also consider adding other features such as a skylight. Remember, this is going to be someone’s bedroom. You want it to be stunning.

As well as this, when completing a job, you should keep in mind a future sale. While you are not selling right now eventually, you might make the move. A job like this done right can add huge value onto your home.

I hope you have found this information useful. Have fun improving your home.