12 April 2016

Making the Home Perfect When You've Extended

We’d all love to extend our homes at some point. This is something that can add a lot of value to the home, and improve your quality of life. But, I can promise you that's it isn't going to be simple. You need to make sure you do what you can to make the home perfect when you've extended. And you can use some of my advice to help you achieve that.

Plan it Before
I can’t stress enough how important it is to plan and prepare for an extension. You need to plan out all the work you’re going to do. But, you also need to plan out how you’re going to proceed when you've finished the extension. If you can plan everything out, you will be sure it all goes smoothly. Trust me; extensions can be a pain in the backside, especially if you have a family. So, by planning things you can ensure that it all goes much more smoothly, and you can be sure you.

Furnish the Place
It’s essential to make sure you do what you can to furnish the place after you've extended. This is important for masking the room functional, and helping it to look as good as possible. You might think about going all out and choosing handcrafted furniture. This is a great way of getting the sort of furniture you want for your place. It adds some personality and character to the home and helps complement the extension you've built. Furnishing is one of the most important things to do to ensure you have the home you crave.

Make it Look More Homely
Once the extension is completed, you need to set about making the place more homely again. There are a lot of things you can do to achieve this. And you need to remember that it has to fit with the rest of the home. The room or area will be completely empty when you have just finished it. So it’s up to you to make the necessary changes that will help to make the home look more homely after your extension. This might mean a bite of decorating and interior design, but it will be worthwhile in the end.

Something for Everyone
As a family, it’s important to try to make sure there’s something for everyone. You need to understand that the extension affects all the family. And, if you have kids, you have to make sure there is something to appeal to them as well. A lot of the time an extension might be adding an entirely new room to the home. So, I would suggest you try to get something into the room to appeal to the kids. That could mean setting aside a section of the room as the children's area. If you can make the extension appeal to the kids, they will be more receptive towards it.

Extending is always a lot of hard work and will often be a long process. You should not underestimate the cost of updating and extending the home. And you need to focus on how you can make the place perfect following an extension. Hopefully, you will find my guide useful in helping you achieve this as much as possible.


  1. Absolutely! Any big building project needs a huge amount of planning, but it doesn't stop when the construction is finished!

  2. Planning is definitely the most important step; but also fun because you get to plan things exactly how you want them. I do love furnishing the most though! It's the spending of money I think :P x

  3. We're not planning an extension any time soon but a little re vamp would go a miss. The hand crafted furniture benches over at iansnow are to die for!

  4. I think planning is the most important thing when you're doing major work to a home. Particular when large amounts of money are involved!! Keeping to plan means that you keep a lid on finances as well as time :)

  5. We converted one of our garages into a playroom just before Christmas and (thankfully) we already had the furniture to put into it from other areas of the house. It's definitely more expensive than first thought! x

  6. The decorating is always the best part of a big build. It makes all the hard work and planning worthwhile.

  7. We're hoping to extend our kitchen at some point, probably no for three or four years. It's something we really want to get done but I know with three children it will be difficult - my friend just went without a kitchen for five weeks while having hers done, which is not easy when you have small children who need feeding! x

  8. Really good informative post, thanks!

  9. I would love to extend our house! These are great tips x

  10. I want to renovate my loft
    Going to take a while to save but will be worth it in the end