Drawing up plans for a home extension can be a daunting task, but with the right guidance it can also be an exciting one. Whether you’re looking to add an extra bedroom, create a new dining area or convert your loft space into a master bedroom, these are some of the key things to consider when drawing up your plans.
Before you start drawing up plans, it’s important to understand why you want to extend in the first place. For example, if it’s purely for financial reasons then you should consider how much money you’ll save by extending and whether this amount will outweigh any potential increase in mortgage payments or service charges.
The first thing that you need to do is measure the area where you want to put your extension on paper then draw out the walls that are needed to make up this space. This can be done using a ruler or a tape measure, but if you are not very confident in doing this on your own then I would recommend hiring an architect or surveyor who knows what they are doing when it comes to drawing up plans for extensions because they will know exactly how much room is needed for each room in order for it to be functional and comfortable for whoever is going to be using it after its finished being built/designed.
If you’re moving house and want to take advantage of a bigger garden then it might make sense to plan ahead and buy land or even build another property next door that can be used as an annexe or guesthouse.
It’s also worth considering how much space you need and whether this is something that will change over time – for example if there’s more than one child in the family now but you’re planning on having more children in the future then it might make sense to extend now rather than later.
If you’ve already done this, then skip to step 2. If not, you’ll need to draw a plan of your house or apartment. This can easily be done with a ruler and a pencil, but if you’re planning on doing any interior decorating, then it’s best to invest in some drawing software such as SketchUp or AutoCAD.
Once you have drawn up your plan, it’s time to identify which rooms need extending. For example, if you want to extend the kitchen or living room into an adjacent room, then simply draw pencil lines where you want them extended. The same applies for bathrooms and bedrooms as well!
Once you have identified all of the areas that need extending on your original drawing, it’s time to create an extension plan that includes these new extensions as well as their dimensions (length and width). This will allow you to measure exactly how much material will be needed when it comes time for construction work! If you need any help with the drawing the plans yourself.