Regardless of whether the number of your family members has increased or you simply want a little more space, extend your apartment or house is definitely not a venture that should be taken lightly. Still, if you plan so that this project fits in a period of time and budget you have, it can be a lot of fun for you and your family.
Before you start you have to make a good plan
Before you obtain anything you need for the project even if it is just a nail, take a pen and paper and draw roughly of what it is you want to do. Think carefully about what is your main goal and what is the main goal of this project. For example, more space and better functionality, and to follow it all the way.
Also be sure to check the relevant institutions (the administrative service center, Department of Planning), so you find out from them what documentation or other permits you need for the construction.
If you have some books or magazines that deal with the theme of developing and improving your living space, you might want to skim them a little. You might get that idea. Make it a fun day with your family when you will all talk about your future plan, exchange ideas, talk about your wishes. You may even try to use computer programs that provide 3D interior design ideas, so you can see how your idea will compliment the current space.
Consider the available space
If you expand your house, you know that this will reduce the amount of free space in your yard. Be aware of what you will get and what you will lose before you make one step in that direction.
Manage your time
Consider well how much time you can spend on it, and how much time is objectively necessary for the completion of all works. Time constraints may exist for some other reason, or whatever it is important that the framework is set, so you know the period that is needed for this venture.
Measurements and figures
Once you have decided on which part of the house/apartment you want to expand, do the measurements. Measure all walls, floors, windows … everything where you will have to work. Having the right numbers will help you to incorporate the purchase of necessary materials in your predetermined budget.
Think about the professional opinion
Before you plan to perform the work, show it to a professional. It is logical that people who are daily engaged in this kind of projects, certainly have a few tips and ideas to improve your project.
Plan for potential changes
Carrying out your project into action, many things will not go exactly as you originally planned. Let your plans be flexible and adaptable to situations like this. Allow for extra money, and time in the event of certain changes. Let this be a fun time for you and your family when you will see your project develops, and you look forward to the new space that you will be happy to use.
Adopt these suggestions, because it will surely help you in your work and create a home of your dreams.