Making the most of home working in a well-planned home extension

With working from home becoming the new norm, the convenience of having an ‘at-home’ set-up is making its way on to many of homeowner’s wish lists. A dedicated workspace can make all the difference to how productive you can be.

Home Office Extension

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Home extensions offer a brilliant solution to households that are a little stuck for space and are a cost-efficient alternative to moving house. With the right design and execution, an extension has the potential to turn even the humblest of properties into a comfortable, stylish and functional home. What’s even more great, is that extensions come with options.

Modern Extension Providing Additional Living and Working Space

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Which is the one for you?

Home extensions can be expensive so sometimes budget will determine which style you get. On the plus side, all types are likely to increase the value of your home.

Single-storey extension

Reconfiguring your current downstairs layout with a single-storey addition could give you a bigger family living space… home office by day, family room by night!

Two-storey extension

Adding a two-storey extension could create an extra room for that home office, as well as a master suite you can retreat to.

Wrap Around Extension

A wraparound extension usually takes on an L shape to the rear and side of the house. Over the years this style of extension has become one of the most popular between British homeowners due to its flexibility and ability to blend the indoor with the outdoor.

Loft conversion

A loft conversion is a great way to extend without stealing any space from the garden. Taking you away from the hustle and bustle of the main house, there’s no better space for an office. Done well, it’ll add significant value to your home.

Garage conversion

It’s time to put your garage to better use and make the most of spaces that are often underused. Consider how you will use the space and where the garage is in relation to the rest of the house. If it’s joined to your living room, a home office or playroom would make the most sense.

Where do I start?

First things first, it’s always best to speak to an architect in your local area to see if you need any planning permission. Once more you’ll see your visions come to life on paper (or screen!) as your architect produces your drawings.

Once you have an idea of your plans, contact your local Independent Network installer who will guide you through the perfect window and doors for your dream home. From huge sliding patio doors, to our clever SmartFold, FlushSash windows and everything in between. Your Independent Network installer can provide advice on how to make the most of the light and air in your living space with innovative uPVC windows and doors from VEKA.

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