How to find ideas for your extension
Do you need ideas for your home extension? Do you need to find some inspiration for your home extension design? If so, then you’re in the right place, here are a few suggestions to get you started.
My first recommendation would be searching the internet. Maybe this is an obvious recommendation, but there can be so much information on the internet than it can be difficult to know where best to start your search, to get those all-important home extension ideas.
A great website to start your search is called Houzz, which is specifically for home design. It’s an ideal place if you’re planning a home extension or a home renovation project. You can find inspiring photos, products, and even design and construction professionals through Houzz’s website platform. Houzz’s website search facilities allow you to use clever filters to be able to really narrow down your search to exactly the sorts of things that you are looking for.
Pinterest is another great place to find ideas for your home extension project. Pinterest is more than just a website. It is a visual search engine. There are lots of home renovators already on Pinterest using the platform. It’s a great place to find ideas for your own home extension project.
Instagram is a fantastic place to get ideas and inspiration for your home extension project. It’s the most visual of the social media platforms, and there are already thousands of home renovators that are sharing their own home renovation experiences and sharing photos of their own home extension projects on there. It’s another great place for you to get ideas for your own home extension project.
Have you ever noticed how many property programmes there are on TV these days? There are literally tonnes of these programmes. Watching some of these can be a great way to get ideas and inspiration for your own home extension project.
One of my current favourites is BBC Two’s Your Home Made Perfect. In the show, two rival architects are pitted against each other to try and win a commission to redesign somebody’s home. And the architects use virtual reality to help share their designs with the homeowners. It’s a really entertaining show, and it’s a great way to get some ideas. If you haven’t seen it, I recommend hopping on BBC iPlayer and checking it out.
Channel 4 is home to a huge amount of property TV. I’m very fond of Kirstie and Phil’s Love It Or List It. In each episode, the show focuses on one particular couple who aren’t 100% happy with their property, and Kirstie and Phil help them to decide whether to move or improve. The show always features some kind of renovation or home extension project in every episode. It’s another good one to watch if you need a little bit of inspiration for your own home.
One of the most popular property TV shows has got to be Grand Designs. This is a great show to watch if you’re after some big and bold ideas for your own home extension project. Just remember not to get too carried away with your own grand design and end up blowing your budget like many of the families on the show.
Magazines are a great place to get ideas and inspiration for your home extension project.
Publications, such as Homebuilding & Renovating, Build It and Real Homes magazine, are filled with tonnes of inspiring photos and articles on home renovation and extending your home. Most of these publications have also got really good websites, which is another place that you can go and find inspiration and ideas for your home extension project.
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