In leafy suburban London, there isn’t always space to extend outwards when refurbishing your home. Land is at a premium, and you don’t want to eat too much into your garden or impinge on your neighbours – not to mention the difficulties of getting planning permission for extending your home outwards or upwards. So what are your options?
These luxury refurbishments are increasingly popular and look magnificent if designed well, providing superb living space with ample access to air and natural light. Here are three reasons you should pick up your shovel (metaphorically!) when extending or renovating your London home.
1) Easier Planning Permission
In some parts of suburban London, it’s difficult to get planning permission for outward and upward extensions due to space constraints. Building a basement extension comes with fewer planning obstacles when getting the permit you need for your renovation – simply because the renovation is invisible to surrounding houses and does not affect road users. When expanding below ground, beautiful, multi-floor renovations are possible that would not pass building regulations above ground.
2) Energy Efficiency
Soil and stone are superb natural insulating materials, making basement conversions extremely energy efficient – a great way to lower your carbon footprint while creating new and cosy spaces within your home.
3) Exciting Opportunities
A basement conversion opens up exciting possibilities for how you use space in your home. Building new rooms underground frees up space above ground for offices, eating areas and bedrooms that require lots of natural light. This means that entertainment and relaxation spaces can be shifted underground. How about building a living room, sauna, gym, home cinema, swimming pool or even an art studio in your basement? Carefully placed light wells can flood these underground spaces with natural light during the day, and high ceilings with recessed lighting can make them feel open and airy at night.
Find Out More
At Parker Developments, we offer a start to finish, luxury design and build service to transform your house into a dream home. We work creatively with the space you have, and the character of structure of your property, to open up new living space and opportunities for you and your family. To find out more about London basement extensions, please call 020 8942 7048 or email email@example.com.