Many of us dream about extending our home, but one of the main things that stops us in our tracks is the cost. Home extensions can be expensive, and we don’t always have extra cash lying around to splash out on a fancy new home extension (as much as we may want to!). But, home extensions don’t have to be a pipe dream.
If you are in a position to, or thinking about getting a home extension, then it is advisable to save up more than you think you need before any work is started. ‘Fail to prepare, prepare to fail’, as the age old saying goes. Don’t worry, extending your home doesn’t have to break the bank. Our team at Cobbydale Construction Ltd have a few handy tips and tricks to make sure you can stretch your cash further and ensure that you get the most out of your budget.
How You Can Save Money On Your Home Extension
Use a builder you trust
We’ve all seen the TV programmes, or heard the horror stories of cowboy builders ripping people off and doing a below average job. It’s easy to feel like people will take advantage of you and overcharge when you’re thinking about getting a home extension. This doesn’t have to be the case, and the best way to avoid this is to do thorough research. We have a blog all about how you can find a reliable builder.
Our recommendation for avoiding shoddily done home extensions that only need to be redone later, and cost you more money in the long run, by doing research and finding a builder you trust.
Simple home extension designs are best
Simple is always best. While complex designs may look nice and are exciting to fantasise about, they can quickly go out of style. Classic home extension designs are timeless; they save you money in material costs, and add real value to your home – which is great news for when and if you are looking to sell in the future.
Know what you want before the work starts
After work on your home extension begins, it’s easy to fall into the trap of not thinking carefully about what you want. This can mean more money shelled out to contractors so that designs can be changed and new or different materials purchased. Beat the majority and get organised. Make sure you have a plan of what you want before any work starts; you’ll thank us later.
Where is your extension going?
You may love the idea of extending your kitchen (who wouldn’t), but that may not be practical, or it could work out more expensive than say, extending your lounge instead. There are lots of different factors to consider when thinking about where your home extension is going to be placed. Our number one advice is to consult a professional; they should be able to offer sound advice and proper guidance on what type, and more importantly where your extension will be best placed as well as the most inexpensive option for you.
Contact Our Builders
Home extensions are a great way of adding real value to your home; they also give you more space too. If you’re interested in finding out more about home extensions, please feel free to contact our expert team of builders on 01535 653 530 or fill out our online contact form and we’ll be in touch.