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Can't decide whether to extend or do a garden office.

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VivaLeBeaver Mon 23-Dec-13 16:22:37

We could do with a bit more living space/teen hangout.

Currently have a sitting room, large kitchen/diner and a utility room downstairs.

Option one is to extend across the back of the house, full width. We'd get a second sitting room overlooking the garden with a small loo. Seeing as we don't have a downstairs loo then I guess that's a bonus, though lack of loo doesn't bother me too much. We'd have a sofa, TV in it. Downside is that I need space for dd's drum kit (electric kit) so that would be part of the house but she can turn the volumne down I guess. Current kitchen/diner would become an internal room which I'm not sure I'm keen on.

Option two is to get a really good quality garden office. Properly insulated, plastered, under floor heating, electricity. Would be a really cool space for dd and her friends. Drum kit would be well out the way. I'm guessing it would be quite a bit cheaper than an extension and less hassle. Just concerned it wouldn't be used as much???

Any thoughts?

OfficeSupplies Tue 24-Dec-13 20:48:09

Oooooh now I know what I want for Christmas!

Kitttty Tue 24-Dec-13 21:26:24

I still think that they have to be 5 m from the house?

Loving tiny house...can you drive then around like a caravan -- now that would be cool - killing two birds with one stone - space at home and then a holiday home -- M

VivaLeBeaver Tue 24-Dec-13 22:25:39

It'd be more than 5m from the house. Garden is over 100ft long.

Yes you can tow the tiny houses around. Imagine pulling up at a campsite with one. grin

Only problem is that I only have a narrow gate into the garden. So I'm not sure wed get a tiny house in the garden.....possibly with a crane over the house. hmm

NotJustACigar Wed 25-Dec-13 07:20:56

Love the tiny houses! But that brings up another idea? What about a cheap caravan in the garden for drum set and teenage hangout, AND an extension? Treat yourself, it's Christmas fsmile.

echt Thu 26-Dec-13 07:01:28

OP - why does your neighbour's extension/ pipes overhang the boundary?

VivaLeBeaver Thu 26-Dec-13 08:09:06

Because he's a twat? grin

We didnt live here when he built the extension. He did it himself so I think just did what he wanted.

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