Why choose a wrap around
Homeowners with an unused area adjacent to the back have many reasons for taking their living area out to the side whilst also pushing rearwards at the same time. We’ve touched on the garden subject, and that’s a major consideration.
The benefit of opening up your house in this way is you don’t use up as much greenery. As most people who go down this route use the new, larger room as a kitchen diner, it’s the perfect way to bridge the gap between the outdoors and indoors. Getting bifold doors further helps this connection with the outside. Skylights bring more light inside too.
Uses for space
How can you utilise your extra footage? Ideas include:
- Kitchen/diner: impressive hub of the home always been your dream? Make room for a huge dining table, multiple cabinets, standout island, double oven range cooker, comfortable seating and television.
- Dedicated utilities cubby: hose down the dog, store muddy wellington boots/bicycles/pushchairs, keep laundry out of sight with washing machine/tumble dryer tucked away, put extra freezer out there.
- Useful downstairs WC/bathroom: must-have for big families, potty training, visitors, older relatives needing easy access to shower facilities.
- Kids’ playroom: declutter main lounge from toys, ride-on bikes, arts/crafts kit, Lego, action figures, dolls/prams, chalkboards, footballs etc with a separate child-friendly.
Wrap around extension cost
The price you pay depends on the size and finish, but there are ballpark figures you can work from, to help with your wrap around extension plans. These kinds of projects usually cost from £60,000.
To get an even better insight into your personal situation, multiply the measurements of what you want to add by £1,500-£2,500 per metre squared. Don’t forget optional extras, like aluminium bi-fold/sliding doors. Their cost starts at £1,000 per one linear metre.
Contact us here at Fittra Construction to discuss your plans for extending, and we’ll be happy to provide a free consultation.