Need Another Bedroom in Your Edinburgh Home? How About a SpaceKube?
It’s the old dilemma. Your children are at the stage where they need a bedroom but you don’t have one to spare. Moving home could be an option but it’s not the ideal choice; the kids are settled in school, the local amenities and transport links are good and you’re close to relatives who rely on your support. Also, relocating is expensive, what with the bigger mortgage and moving costs to think about. Besides you love your home and can’t see yourself living anywhere else. It’s definitely time for plan B – an extension. But they’re so expensive and take forever to build. Well, not necessarily. Maybe you should look into the new innovation from Ekco, the Edinburgh-based, home-improvement company. It’s called a spaceKube and it could be just the solution you’re looking for
What Exactly is a SpaceKube?
A spaceKube, according to Ekco who manufacture the product, is an extension with a difference. Traditional extensions can take months to build during which time your daily life can be disrupted. A spaceKube house extension however, is an additional room that is engineered off-site, then assembled on-site in a matter of weeks saving you time without the hassle. It’s then simply fixed onto your existing property and is as secure and weathertight as a bricks and mortar extension.
The spaceKube is available in three different styles to suit your needs – a cube (naturally), a cube with a pitched roof and an L-shape which wraps around your property giving you more space (or even two adjoining rooms).
Designed Around Your Life
Ekco started off as a supplier and fitter of quality Pronorm German kitchens (Ekco actually stands for Edinburgh Kitchen Company). Then the company moved into bathroom design and installation and have won several awards from the KBSA. Next came bi-fold doors and sliding patio doors, underfloor heating and ground source pumps. What’s the point? Well it means that when you want an extension they can design it for your own lifestyle which means everything from an extra bedroom with an en-suite to a dining kitchen with underfloor heating.
Adding Value to Your Home
According to property guru, Phil Spencer, adding more space, such as an extension, to your home can increase its value by up to 11%. If you love where you live, it’s unlikely that you’ll want to move but it does mean that you’ll build up the capital in your home should there ever come a time that you do want to sell and perhaps downsize. As a spaceKube isn’t as expensive as a traditional extension it will be worth the same but it means your net profit gain will be higher.
As it’s a single storey addition to your home, it’s unlikely that you’ll need planning permission for a spaceKube. However, if the need arises then, contrary to popular thought, if your extension is a direct contrast to your existing home rather than trying hard to look like it’s always been there then, in Scottish cities such as Edinburgh, you’re more likely to be granted council planning consent. Using sustainable materials ticks another box and the spaceKube does just that.
Of course it might not be an extra bedroom that you need. Maybe it’s a home office or a dining kitchen. Maybe you just need a sunroom you can enjoy as your own private space. What the spaceKube gives you, according to Ekco, is a blank canvas to create whatever you want. One thing’s for sure; every once in a while, a product comes along that grabs our attention and makes us sit up and take notice. The spaceKube could be exactly that.