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How much does it cost to expand your home? Prices, ideas and useful tips to get more space in your home

Expand your home is a solution that allows you to meet a wide range of needs and to have more space available. For example it is possible to create one extra room how much you have a child, so you have to avoid moving. Alternatively you can create an environment to devote to relaxation or to transform into a home studio so you can also work from home.

In other cases, the extension serves to meet the needs of grown children or to create a guest room and have an extra bed. Finally it is possible to recover the attic to make it become an attic or a real independent studio. Finally, it must be borne in mind that the expansion of one's own home may concern both buildings of small size and villas and period houses. In any case yes increases the volume of the housing unit and gives it airiness and brightness, characteristic factors in contemporary homes.

Solutions to expand your home

there many projects that can be achieved when you decide to expand your home: in some cases you are aiming for one complete home renovation, so as to be able to also replace the systems and take advantage of the IRPEF deduction at 50% of expenses incurred. In other situations interventions are reduced, not very incisive and they have fairly contained expenses. Thanks to some tricks, therefore, it is possible to obtain good results by avoiding the classic drawbacks linked to building work in the home.

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A very simple and quick solution is to create openings based on an aluminum frame and sliding glass doors. These elements can also replace an entire wall, so as to make the environment brighter. The enlargement also takes place from the visual point as it creates a sensation of spatial expansion that makes the spaces seem larger than they really are.

At the same time, one has the impression of being outdoors and during the winter a functional greenhouse effect is created which contributes to the heating of the interior spaces. To expand the living area and create an additional room to be used as an office, winter garden, study room or relaxation area, it is possible to opt for a prefabricated module. The latter is connected to an existing wall of the house, resting on concrete joists and then secured with metal elements.

This avoids the problems associated with traditional demolition and reconstruction work. Generally this solution is configured as a wooden house extension treated with a sheet metal roof e insulated thermally to improve energy efficiency.

If instead you own a concrete patio, it is possible to extend your living room by opting for prefabricated structures in the same material: in this way ordinary maintenance of the environment is avoided. Furthermore, cement is very economical, versatile and easy to install as it can be used to cover perimeter walls and floors. Alternatively, it is possible to create a structure in other materials, of greater beauty but which require regular maintenance over time and a more demanding installation.

For example, you can opt for solutions that combine masonry or terracotta with glass. In indoor environments, instead, it is possible to exploit the double height of one or more rooms to create an additional room.

This intervention involves the implementation of a mezzanine in various materials (wood, stainless steel, wrought iron and masonry glass according to your needs and the style of the house) to be used for a living area or a laundry, a storage room or a walk-in closet. This solution is very often used to have an extra study or bedroom available, although it can meet an almost infinite range of needs due to its great versatility.

It must be borne in mind that this solution is allowed only if the following are respected air-lighting requirements and hygienic-sanitary provided for by the national and local legislation for the habitability of the premises. For this reason it is essential to check the building regulation of the Municipality responsible for the territory. In general the minimum height for living spaces is 2,70 meters, while for storage rooms and bathrooms it is 2,40 meters.

Consequently a room is loft only if it has a height of 5-6 meters and the new environment can cover at most 1 / 3 of the extension of the room. Finally, a comfortable one must also be created ladder for access to the new space and make it usable: generally the same material as the mezzanine is used to have a harmonious solution, even if it is possible to combine glass and steel or wood and metal.

Expanding home in the garden

Very often we decide to expand house in the garden because these are simple and quick interventions to carry out, in most cases based on inexpensive materials. For example you can create a small gazebo paved with wooden staves walls and a zinc covering to be used as a relaxation or study area. The widespread are the wooden houses, which can also be prefabricated to make installation even faster.

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It can become an external laundry, a tool shed or a garage. When making a wooden house extension it is essential to use only adequately treated elements to ensure good living comfort, insulation of the room and a remarkable resistance to atmospheric agents. Alternatively you can opt for a high-resistance plastic material, colored or transparent (so as to increase the level of internal brightness) with galvanized iron finishes.

Expand home on the terrace

Other practical solutions, fast and much appreciated to enlarge one's home consist of a home extension on terrace. Very often you decide to turn it into a veranda, however before proceeding you need to make one feasibility study, taking into account the provisions of the sector regulations and the municipal building regulation. The veranda is a lot versatile and customizable: in fact it is a covered space and closed by windows that can be opened or fixed. Furthermore it is possible to alternate transparent surfaces with colored or made of wood or masonry.

When carrying out this intervention it is necessary to bear in mind that the veranda increases the living area of ​​the building and may lead to changes in the cadastral income and thousandths of ownership in an apartment building. In the latter case it is necessary to have theauthorization of the condominium assembly, to maintain the architectural decorum, not to remove the air and light from the underlying apartments and to respect the distances between autonomous and adjoining properties.

How much are the permits to expand the house

La law for home enlargement is the Consolidated Law on Construction, supplemented by municipal regulation. We need to contact a professional registered in the competent professional register, as a surveyor or a architect. The project, correlated by the feasibility study and the required documentation, must be presented to the Technical Office of the Municipality responsible for the territory together with the application for the Permission to build.

The municipal manager of the procedure within 60 days from the presentation instructs the practice, considers that compliance with the law complies with the law and issues the authorization, requires some modifications to the project or rejects it. The charges relating to the issue of authorizations are set by each individual municipality, therefore the amounts may vary more or less significantly. Furthermore, their size is also related to the incidence of the works.

For example, in Padua the administrative fees amount to 210 €, while in Rome they go up to 250 €. Furthermore, it must be kept in mind that some licenses may also be required if the extension involves a historic building or an old house. In any case, the most significant item of the expenses is represented by the actual intervention, especially if it is construction. For this it is good to turn to professionals of the sector requesting each one a online quote to compare projects. It is also possible to request a 3D virtual renovation project to get a clear idea of ​​what the final result will be.


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