Considerations for living room home extensions

Living room extensions are different to other types of home extension, and have their own set of important considerations. When it comes to planning a home extension, we are experts here at David Haworth Design. We can provide a range of architectural drawings that will pinpoint your key design choices, and detail your home extension plans and ideas. As a result, we have produced this guide to everything you should know about living room home extensions.

What are the considerations for living room home extensions?

If you are thinking of extending your home and using the new space to create a living area, there are a number of things to consider. These include:

  • The layout of the home extension- creating a new rectangular space might be the easiest home extension option, but it isn’t the only choice available. Instead you could opt for a P or L shaped home extension, which may provide additional room for your living space. This may also create a practical divide between the older, existing room, and the new room, which can be very beneficial to keep your rooms flowing effectively, while also being divided.
  • The electrical outlets or sockets- creating a living room home extension means that you should include more electrical outlets and sockets than you would in a regular room. 6 sockets is just not enough in a modern living room, with TV’s and gadgets that will need to be plugged in. Across the UK, many homes do not have enough sockets, and need to instead rely on extension cables, which can be potentially dangerous, and an electrical safety risk.
  • The lighting- additionally if your new home extension is to be a living room, you should consider the lighting. A high level of natural light can be a good option for reducing your use of electrical lights, and even bringing a range of health and wellbeing benefits. However, for watching TV or playing video games, this light will need to be reduced. As a result, for living spaces, you might be better off not installing roof glass.

For more information, or professional support, get in touch with us today, here at David Haworth Design.