Wrap Around Extensions for Expanding Your Home
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Wrap-around Extension Ideas and Insights

With many homeowners now looking to remove the defined divide between their interior and exterior, wrap-around extensions are a great option for bridging that gap while increasing the floor space of your property.

CS Creative Spaces are experts in breathing new life into your home, and what better way to achieve this than with a brand-new wrap-around extension?

In this article, we will explore what a wrap-around extension is, explain common wrap-around extension ideas, and discuss the planning and construction considerations involved.

What is a Wrap-around Extension?

A wrap-around extension is, simply, an extension that fits along the side and rear of a property. This kind of single-storey extension is particularly popular for detached properties, as it maximises the use of available land and makes great use of unused space, or ‘dead space’.

By taking design cues from both side and rear extensions, a wrap-around extension creates a uniquely L-shaped extension that provides you with plenty of open space without looking thoughtlessly tacked on.

Wrap-Around Extension Ideas to Inspire Your Project

  1. Open-Plan Living Spaces: One of the most popular wrap-around extension ideas is creating an open-plan living space that combines the kitchen, dining area, and lounge. This design not only enhances the feeling of spaciousness but also allows for more natural light to flood the interior.
  2. Seamless Indoor-Outdoor Connection: By incorporating large sliding or bi-fold doors, a wrap-around extension can become a more seamless portal to your garden. This design creates a perfect space for entertaining and relaxation, blurring the line between your indoor and outdoor spaces.
  3. Home Office or Studio: Incorporating a dedicated home office or creative studio within the wrap-around extension is a stylish solution to the rise in remote working. This allows for a distinct workspace that will be sure to impress others, even through the screen.
  4. Luxurious Dining Area: Install a beautifully designed dining area within the extension to place your dinner parties a cut above the rest. With ample natural light and views of the garden, the wrap-around extension can become the social heart of your home.
  5. Extra Bedroom and Bathroom: Depending on the size of your extension, adding an extra bedroom and en-suite bathroom can significantly increase the value of your home. This is especially beneficial for growing families or those who frequently host guests.

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How We Design a Wrap-Around Extension

The design of your wrap-around extension should complement the existing architecture of your home. Here are a few key considerations:

  • External Wall Finish: Choose materials that blend seamlessly with the original structure. Matching existing walls or opting for a contrasting finish can complement the overall aesthetic.
  • Natural Light: Incorporate large windows, skylights, or glass doors to capitalise on natural light. A brighter space almost always makes for a more inviting atmosphere year-round.
  • Functional Layout: Plan the layout in advance to ensure that the new space is functional and meets your daily needs. Consider the flow between the new and existing areas to maintain a cohesive design.

Construction and Execution

Executing a wrap-around extension requires meticulous planning and skilled craftsmanship. Here are the steps involved when you choose CS Creative Spaces for your project:

  1. Initial Consultation: We will meet with you to discuss your vision, budget, and timeline.
  2. Design and Planning: We work collaboratively with you to create your perfect extension design and, when necessary, assist you with filling out planning applications to obtain the necessary planning permission.
  3. Building Work: Once approvals are in place, the construction phase begins. This includes groundwork, building the external wall, installing windows and doors, and completing the interior finishes.
  4. Finishing Touches: We add the final touches such as flooring, lighting, and décor to bring your extension to life.

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Wrap-Around Extensions from CS Creative Spaces

A wrap-around extension is an excellent way to upgrade your living space, as they offer both expanded floor space and a picturesque new look for your home. With the right execution, this type of extension will endow your property with luxury and comfort.

At CS Creative Spaces, we are committed to delivering high-quality, bespoke wrap-around extensions that go above and beyond your expectations. Whether you’re looking to create an open-plan living area, connect to the garden, or add extra rooms, our team of experts is here to bring your vision to life.

Contact us today on 07311 383511 to start your extension project and turn your dream home into a reality.

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