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Home Extension Ideas

October 19, 2015

In the UK there’s always the need for additional space in your home. For many, relocating to a bigger property isn’t an option – but there are plenty of ways you can create more room in your house with some home improvements.

We’ve got some great home improvement ideas that will get your creative juices flowing, so you can extend the footprint of your home and add value too. We’ll even tell you how you can secure the finances to make your dream home extension a reality! Keep reading to find out more.

Upwards and Onwards

For many households there is a vast amount of space in the roof that only really gets used for storing the Christmas decorations! However, a great way to add extra space in your home is to extend upwards with a loft conversion. On the whole loft conversions don’t need planning permission, so it’s a simple and cost-effective way of gaining more room. Whether you want to add an extra bedroom, bathroom, home office or a playroom for the kids, the possibilities with loft conversions are endless.


Another relatively cost effective way of giving your home a new dimension is by installing a conservatory. With modern designs, they offer a flexible solution for additional space that can be used all year round, if appropriately heated and insulated. With reputable companies you’ll be able to choose a style and design that suits your needs and the aesthetics of your house, giving you the perfect place to relax come rain or shine.

Extending Outwards

If you have a generous sized garden or driveway then you may also be able to extend outwards on your property. These can be single story or two story extensions, with the latter giving you double the space upstairs. Many people look to home extension ideas for creating a bigger kitchen or dining area, but if you are going down the route of a kitchen extensions, make sure you budget in for the build and the interior design aspect too. Also bear in mind home extensions will require planning permission, and different councils have different regulations – so it may be a slow process.

Garage Conversions

A great way to make use of your garage is to convert it into additional living space. Whether you want a home office, a games room or a guest bedroom, a simple way to do this is by incorporating it into your existing living space. A fully insulated and well-designed garage has bags of extra space and you can even incorporate a storage area for essentials like tools too.

Home Improvement Finance

If you have the home improvement ideas, but lack the funds to realise your dreams – why not consider a flexible home improvement loan from Pegasus Personal Finance. Our experts will search for the best home improvement loans to suit your needs. To find out what you can borrow simply apply now, or why not get a quick estimate with our home improvement loan calculator.

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