Live large. Adding more space to your house

Whatever your reason for needing more space, be it the arrival of more kids, your kids are moving back home, or you’ve started working from home more, adding more space to any house will improve its livability and overall value. You know your house best with all its little quirks and ways you use the spaces within the house so you want to think long and hard about where and what type of addition will work best for you. Read on as I look at a few different options to give you more space and style.

Your best starting point is to have a chat to a few different Architects or master builders to get some different ideas on what could be done and who best can translate your vision into reality. Will you attach it to the back of the house? the front or will you go up a level and really make a statement. What sort of materials will you use? Will you try and blend the addition to the current look of the house or be bold and create a definitive separation between the two. Either one can work brilliantly if designed and executed well.

One of the most common ways to add living space is to attach an addition to the rear of the house. In older houses this works particularly well as usually the living room or kitchen are located at the back of the house, allowing you to really expand key living areas. It also normally connects the house to the yard which gives great scope to create an all-weather indoor/outdoor space. A great way to create a contemporary living space is to use glass bifold doors that can be opened up to create a seamless transition between inside and out. Be sure to choose the best quality you can afford when it comes to door hardware as it really does effect the overall success of the addition.

When it comes to folding door hardware, Brio is at the forefront of design and development, creating superbly crafted doors and windows that will look and function like new for decades. Brio is a well trusted and established company that has been around since the 1970’s with showrooms both in Australia and the UK. The attention to detail in their products is first rate and all the hardware they use is made from high grade stainless steel and quality timber. Their products are used in some of the world’s best contemporary architecture by leading architects and designers, so be sure to take look at their product range.