If you’re extending the rear of your home, you’ll know there’s a lot to think about. From hiring trusted piling contractors to making your neighbours aware of the upcoming project, you need to make sure you’re prepared if you want everything to go smoothly.
On top of this, you also need to think about how you plan to use your rear extension. To inspire you, we’ve listed four ideas to think about:
Whether you have a large family or you love hosting dinner parties, you may often find yourself wishing for extra dining space. With views across your garden, rear extensions can be the perfect place to set up an additional dining room, especially if your kitchen is also at the back of your house.
Working at home can have its own list of challenges, especially if you don’t have a dedicated home office to work from. If you don’t have space in your home to set up a productive study, consider converting your rear extension into a workspace. With lots of natural light pouring in, this is a great place to stay motivated and get to work.
If you’re an avid reader, why not convert your rear extension into a dedicated reading room? Opt for large windows to create the illusion of extra space and fill your room with comfortable furniture to keep it cosy. With a reading room at the back of your house, you’ll be able to enjoy the feeling of sitting outside and reading come rain or shine.
If you don’t have much outdoor space, you may consider converting your rear home extension into an indoor garden. To create your dream indoor garden, fill the space with potted house plants and suspend plants from the ceiling. Make sure to maximise the window space in your extension and install skylights to ensure your plants get enough sunlight.
If you’re planning to extend the rear of your property, don’t forget to discuss your foundation and piling requirements with Belowground. Our team of experts specialise in a range of piling services, including underpinning, screw piling, reinforced ground beams and more, and are well-equipped to take on jobs of all sizes. For more information about how we could help you, get in touch with us at Belowground today.