House Extension Renovation
Planning to extend your house? Do not worry about all that labor, coordination and purchases while we are here for you!
Extending any part of the house, be it the kitchen or the roof is extensive work. There is a lot of planning and execution involved, especially if you are going to do it while you and your family are living in it.
What To Look Out For
When you plan to extend the house, here are a few things you need to take note of:
- The current state of the entire house itself. Extending will involve a lot of civil work that can cause vibrations through the walls. Your house has to be strong enough to take such vibrations. If it a very old house that is already developing cracks, such extensions might increase the pressure on the walls. Though it can be done, extra caution has to be exercised.
- The plumbing and electrical work around the area you plan to extend. Any new part of the house will require either plumbing or electrical or both. You need to note if you can extend wires and pipes from the adjacent room of the extending portion or if new lines have to be drawn.
- How old are your plumbing and electrical works? If they are too old, they may not be designed to accommodate extra connections. The wires and pipes may not be strong enough for the extra load. In such a case, do you go ahead and change it all (along with the rest of the work going on) or do you get new ones so the old ones are not disturbed?
When you plan to extend your kitchen specifically, here are a few things to consider:
- The current layout of your kitchen may have to be changed to accommodate new designs.
- If you are going in for a modular kitchen, you need to decide if you want a manual operation or electrical operation for the cabinets and draws.
- The counter will have to be changed completely even if you are going to retain the old design and layout. This is because joining a new counter to the old one is not only complicated but will look odd and make the entire kitchen look unimpressive
- If you are going to be living in that house, you will have to find an alternate cooking space as you cannot afford to cook in one corner of the same kitchen while work is going on.
When you plan to extend your roof, here is what you should consider
- The materials used in your existing roof and the material you plan to use for the new roof. Will they match or if they are different, can they be forged together seamlessly, so that you have a smooth finish to look at from outside?
- Will the existing roof be affected due to this new extension work? If so, how can you limit the damages and fix them at the earliest, without causing inconvenience for the people living under it?
With a lot of things to consider, having a professional contractor can make the work much easier and smoother for you. The contacts, experience, and exposure are what you need to make your house stand apart from the rest in your street.