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  • Side fill extension advice

    Hello all,

    I live in a two-bed ground floor victorian conversion flat and am going ahead with a side fill extension and need advice about how to best use the space.

    All the bedrooms are at the front of the house so the extension will effectively double the size of the kitchen, dining room/living room (living room at rear).

    One of the bedrooms overlooks where the extension will go and this is where we're finding it hard to make up our mind. How do we get light into that bedroom without wasting too much space? We're keen to know what buyer's tastes are for when we sell in a couple of years.

    Options:

    1. Court yard. The light will still get into the bedroom and one won't be looking into another room. It'll be small though and won't get much use as a pace on it's own compared to if it was included as part of the new build.
    2. Shower room with glass door. Window added on side of the house. The shower room would have a frosted glass door to allow light into the bedroom. Some extra light from side window, although another house close so not a lot.
    3. Utility room This would be glazed as much as possible to allow light through the existing bedroom window. Possibility to add side window as well. Would one want a bedroom looking into a utility room though?
    4. Another option?

    Any advice on this matter will be much appreciated.

    Many thanks,

    Marc
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