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How Can I Make My Extension Look Like A Habitable Room?By admin
Tuesday, 24 September 2019
Extending your house can be an invaluable investment, both for your family and for the future of your property. However, the process involves a lot of decisions.
There are an abundance of things that you need to think about before you extend your home and even more to consider to make an extension functional.
As soon your extension has been built, the decisions don’t end - instead they can get even more important.
Once you have a solid construction that is practical you need to start thinking about how to make the extension look and feel like part of your home.
Whether you’ve had a conservatory built or a conventional extension, making it look and feel comfortable and homely can feel like an uphill struggle. Many people find themselves wondering: how can I make my extension look like a habitable room?
If you too are stuck pondering the question, then we have the four essential tips you need. Here’s how to turn your house into a home - not just a home with a bolt-on addition…
Once you have made the extension look like part of your home, you can look at other ways to make it stand out. For extensions, like conservatories, the room has a lot of built-in potential to stand out by itself!
Making Your Extension Look Like a Habitable Room
When you walk into your new extension, you want it to look like you’ve just walked into another room in your home, not a room that simply doesn’t fit. To achieve the ‘habitable’ look, you need to make the room look like somewhere you want to spend time.
Tip One: Create Consistency
There’s a fine line between making a room look unique and alienating a room from the rest of your home. However, if you get the line right, then you could be on to a winner.
Creating a cohesive colour flow between your extension and the rest of your home will make the extension look like it fits in. This could mean installing matching carpets or keeping with the same paint shades.
Once you have made the extension look like part of your home, you can look at other ways to make it stand out. For extensions, like conservatories, the room has a lot of built-in potential to stand out by itself.
Tip Two: Control the Lighting
A habitable room needs controllable lighting, more so than just a central light and a light switch. For conservatories, the ability to control the natural light will be a big determiner over whether or not the room looks like a habitable one.
Drapes and blinds are a great way to control natural lighting and are also a wonderful way to make a room stand out as unique. Bold blinds or other window coverings can help to set a colour scheme that you can use throughout a room.
A conservatory extension can easily be a playroom, bedroom or kitchen, but achieving the right feel to these rooms will take a bit of creativity. Check with your Local Authority about planning permission before proceeding though!
Making Your Extension Feel Like a Habitable Room
Once you’ve nailed the look of your room, you need to think about the feel of the room. Even the most beautifully decorated room is going to struggle to feel habitable if it doesn’t feel right.
Tip One: Think About the Room’s Purpose
The room’s purpose is an important consideration when trying to make it feel like part of your home. To nail the right feel, you need to match the purpose of the room to the atmosphere that you’re trying to create.
A conservatory extension can easily be a playroom, bedroom or kitchen, but achieving the right feel to these rooms will take a bit of creativity.
For many people, the décor that they choose from room to room changes, as does the furniture. Bathrooms are often bright, soft and airy, whilst bedrooms can be neutral for the morning person or darker for the evening person.
Tip Two: Get the Temperature Right
One of the biggest influencers over the feel of a room is the temperature of the space. If you manage to continue the warmth of your home into your extension, then you’re one step closer to turning your extension into a habitable room.
For conventional extensions, this can easily be achieved by adding extra insulation to the walls or ceilings of the extension. For conservatories, you’ll need to look at specialist conservatory insulation.
Multi-foil insulation is a great choice here as it can eliminate 90% of heat loss and 95% of radient heat – so the space will be warmer during the winter and cooler during the summer. The insulation is also installed on the roof, so you get that element of privacy which is essential for a habitable looking room.
The insulation will help to control all those factors that can make a conservatory feel like a bolt-on rather than an extension of living space. This includes too much light, excess moisture and loud rain noise.
If you need help getting the temperature right in your conservatory or conventional extension, then make Home Logic the first service that you call. We'll help you tae back control of the temperature-and offer you some expert design advice whilw we're at it!
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Turning your extension into a room that looks and feel habitable will give you a seamless extension of your living space that is a pleasure to spend time in.
If you need help getting the temperature right in your conservatory or conventional extension, then make Home Logic the first service that you call. You can learn more about our insulation products by calling our team on 0800 1700 636, or making an enquiry through our website by simply clicking the button below!Related Home Logic Living Articles
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