Thinking outside of the box with home extensions

There are lots of reasons why you might be considering a home extension; for example, perhaps your family is growing, or perhaps you need a space that you can use as a home office. If you are on a budget, you may want to consider some of the alternative options to home extensions. These options tend to be much cheaper and can be just as spacious and pleasant.

Let’s take a look at three alternatives to a home extension:

A detached living space

If you have the outside space for an extension but not the cash, you could consider investing in a detached living space. These spaces are similar to sheds but come with many more features – and thankfully they are bug-free! You can even buy luxury models that come with underfloor heating, double glazing and LED lighting. These high-end options still tend to be more affordable than an extension, which can cost up to £65,000.

A garden dome

Garden domes are inexpensive PVC igloos that can be used as a pop-up playhouse or conservatory. The domes are wind-resistant and weatherproof, so it is not like sitting inside a tent; in fact, you can even buy heated models! This is ideal for small gardens, as the dome can be put away when you have finished using it, freeing up your garden space again. The domes are also usually entirely transparent, so they offer fantastic views of the garden and the skies above.

If you have a bigger budget, you could invest in a traditional conservatory. If you want to buy high-quality, affordable conservatories in Gloucester, check out companies such as

A movable extension

Movable extensions are a great option for people who need an extra room but don’t want to splash out for a full extension. A movable extension is somewhat like a caravan, as it is on wheels, but it looks more like a stylish wooden extension and can easily be pushed up against the house to blend in with the home.

You could also put such an extension anywhere in your garden. These are well-suited to being used as an office space, as this means there is always somewhere peaceful from which to work; alternatively, they could be used as a spare bedroom or playroom.