Home extensions not only add extra living space to your home but also increases the property value. Adding outbuildings is one of the charming ideas to enhance the aesthetic look of your home. Outbuildings, as the name suggests, are the accessory buildings and are detached from the main building or house. However, you can add a breezeway or a walled-in-porch to connect them to the main house.
Generally, structures such as barn or shed are considered as outbuildings. However, in your suburban neighborhood, it is more interesting to build elegant structures as outbuildings. Different stylish buildings like playhouses, garages, greenhouses and gazebos are the popular ones which match the modern homes. A simple designed storage shed or a pool house or a guest suite constructed as outbuilding should have its own electrical, plumbing and ventilation systems.
The outbuildings can be built in different styles, shapes and sizes. They can be used for multiple purposes. One of the most common use is a garage. You can add a building with one or two car bays providing access to an apartment type studio above. Otherwise, you can also use it to store garden or lawn tools, auto accessories or old furniture. You can even use an outbuilding as a home office. Add needed décor features to further enhance its look. If you have a swimming pool, then you can construct an outbuilding and use it as a pool house. It can include a bath with shower, a small kitchen, a bar or any gathering area.
If you are a plant-lover, you can design the outbuilding as a greenhouse. Plant your favorite colorful flowering shrubs or herbs in it. Outbuildings as playhouses are ideal for homeowners having kids. It’s your desires and innovation that makes your outbuilding look beautiful and even functional.