Types of Home Extensions

Home extensions come in various types, each catering to different needs and preferences. 

Whether for a growing family, home office, or enhancing living space, understanding home extension types is crucial for informed decisions.

KJASons® excels in designing and executing various home extensions, showcasing extensive experience in the construction and architectural industry.

In this guide, we explore common home extensions, their purposes, and how KJASons® can help you achieve your goals.

1. Single-Storey Rear Extension

Single-storey rear extensions are one of the most popular types. They involve extending the ground floor of your home to the rear. 

These versatile extensions serve multiple purposes like expanding the kitchen, creating spacious living areas, or adding a home office.

Single-storey rear extensions feature large windows or bi-fold doors for ample natural light, creating a seamless connection to the outdoors.

2. Double-Storey Rear Extension

Double-storey rear extensions offer extra space on both the ground and first floors, making them an excellent choice for expansion. 

These extensions allow for the addition of multiple rooms, such as extra bedrooms, bathrooms, or a larger master suite on the upper floor, while providing additional living space on the ground floor. 

They are a significant investment but can greatly enhance your home’s functionality and value.

3. Side Return Extension

Side return extensions are typically designed for terraced or semi-detached homes. 

They involve extending into the narrow space that runs alongside the main building, often creating a long, narrow room or corridor. 

Side return extensions are ideal for expanding the kitchen or dining area and making better use of the available space in urban or compact homes.

4. Wrap-Around Extension

A wrap-around extension combines both a single-storey rear extension and a side return extension, encircling a significant portion of the home’s rear and side. 

This type of extension offers substantial additional living space and is particularly useful for creating an open-plan living area that spans the entire width of the property.

5. Loft Conversion

If you’re looking to add extra bedrooms, a home office, or a recreational space, a loft conversion is an excellent choice. 

It involves converting the underutilized loft or attic space into functional rooms. 

Loft conversions are versatile and can be tailored to your specific needs, making them a popular option for increasing living space without extending the footprint of your home.

6. Basement Conversion

Basement conversions are ideal for homeowners with limited outdoor space. They involve converting the existing basement or cellar into habitable rooms. 

Basement extensions are often used to create home theatres, gyms, or additional bedrooms, and they can add significant value to your property.

7. Garage Conversion

If you have a garage that is not being used for its intended purpose, consider a garage conversion. 

This type of extension can be a cost-effective way to create a new room, such as a home office, playroom, or guest bedroom. 

Garage conversions often require minimal structural changes and can be completed relatively quickly.

8. Sunroom or Conservatory

Sunrooms or conservatories are popular choices for those seeking a light-filled space with a strong connection to the outdoors. 

They are typically constructed using a significant amount of glazing and can serve as additional living areas, dining rooms, or even garden rooms where you can enjoy the beauty of your outdoor space year-round.

KJASons® in Home Extension Projects

KJASons® is a prominent company known for its expertise in various types of home extensions. 

Our services include:

  • Innovative Design: KJASons® specializes in creating innovative designs that not only fulfil your specific needs but also seamlessly integrate with the existing structure, enhancing both aesthetics and functionality.
  • Regulatory Compliance: Navigating complex regulations is a core strength of KJASons®. We ensure that your home extension project meets all zoning, safety, and accessibility requirements, simplifying the approval process.
  • Budget Management: KJASons® excels in efficient budget management. We provide transparent cost estimates, track expenses, and manage budgets effectively to prevent overspending.
  • Sustainability: As a prominent company, KJASons® places a strong emphasis on sustainability in our projects. We incorporate environmentally friendly practices, such as energy-efficient systems and materials, into home extensions.
Types of Home Extensions

Understanding the various types of home extensions and their specific purposes is crucial when planning to expand your living space. 

KJASons®’s prominence in the construction and architectural industry is a testament to our expertise in delivering well-designed, architecturally integrated, and cost-effective home extensions. 

Whether you’re looking to add a single-storey extension, a loft conversion, or any other type of extension, KJASons® is a reliable partner in realizing your home extension goals.