Home renovation: torque extension warning – “just live in it”


Emma and her partner Jack run Renovating the Broadway, where they share details of the renovation of their 1930s semi-detached house. The couple bought the house on the northeast coast shortly before the pandemic hit.

The couple have always planned to expand their kitchen, but the pandemic has put plans on hold.

“We planned the extension two and a half years ago, talking to architects,” Emma explained.

“But those plans have changed over the years.”

Emma, ​​who recently explained how the couple were able to save tens of thousands on their home extension with a “100 per cent” vital tip, claimed the delay was fortunate.

The couple discovered that their initial plans would not have covered all of their wants and needs, which Emma says they would only have achieved by living in the house.

The couple initially hoped to start expanding the house as soon as they moved it.

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“The planned color of the kitchen has completely changed, to be honest,” Emma said.

“We also weren’t going to put in storage, but now we’ve realized that if we reconfigure the location of the stairs, we can add some for storage.”

The couple also made the decision to transform their garage into another type of room.

She said: “We’re converting our garage into a bathroom and a utility.

The couple managed to save a lot of money and avert a potential disaster by hiring an architect, which Emma suggests anyone considering an extension do.

Emma told Express.co.uk: “I think people are sometimes a little funny about talking to an architect when they’re considering a standard extension.

“We really, really found it useful.

“You pay some £100 for it, but they’re architects for a reason. They have good ideas.”

The architect spent around £400 on the architect, which covered planning permission and finding an engineer.


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