5 Home Improvement Ideas to Create More Space

Posted by admin on May 16, 2016

5 Home Improvement Ideas - Spacious Kitchen Extension

Looking for ways to extend your home? One of these options might be the answer!

Here are 5 home improvement ideas for creating more space:


If you would like to bring more light into your home, a conservatory is the ideal option. Conservatories were first made popular in the Victorian era, as a bright, warm space for growing plants. Nowadays they are usually added to a home to create additional space for entertaining guests; a dining table can be added permanently or folded away until needed. Or they could simply be an extra living area, in which you can enjoy the garden even on colder days. With many options available, you can find a conservatory that suits both the style of your home and your budget.

Single Storey Extension

A single storey rear or side extension is perfect for an extended kitchen or living area. If you believe that the kitchen is the heart of the home, a single storey extension can transform your kitchen from an area for cooking into a haven the whole family can enjoy. Most single storey extensions will not need planning permission; however it’s best to check this before solidifying any plans.

Double Storey Extension

Double storey extensions offer ample space to play with, which is ideal if you are looking to upsize without the stress of moving house. If you feel settled in your current home, a double storey extension gives you the best of both worlds. Due to their size and potential to reduce gaps between neighbouring properties, double storey extensions are more likely to need planning permission – find out more about this in our article, “Do I Need Planning Permission for an Extension?”

Loft Conversion

Loft conversions are a popular and fairly cost-effective way to create more space in a house, as the basic structure of the extension is already in place. Instead of acting as a storage space for the VHS player you no longer use, or the golf clubs you could otherwise keep in the garage, a loft conversion makes better use of this space and could even add value to your property.

Detached Extension

A detached building or annex within a property’s grounds offers many advantages, such as added privacy for a guest bedroom or home office. The annex creates that extra space you need, but it gives the person using it the feeling of being separate from the main property. A detached extension could turn into a rather lucrative investment if you were to make it a holiday guest room available to rent.

Our aim at Concept in Brickwork is to provide each of our clients with a personal, bespoke service. If you are exploring home improvement ideas to create more space, we would love to help you find the ideal solution.