As mentioned in my introduction, we are looking to renovate and extend a late 70's bungalow and are having a hard time deciding on where to best put the extension, either on the back or the gable end, both of which have pros and cons.
The house is a bog standard 2 bed with a single garage and driveway that is linked / shared with the neighbours, something that the other half is not keen on and is on her wish list to change whereas I'm not so fussed. We are looking to add about 50 - 60 sqm that would allow us to have a 3rd bedroom, an en-suite and a utility room, hopefully all of which is reasonably easily achieved, it's just how best to do it.
I'd really appreciate any opinions, questions or criticisms that anyone may have so that we can maybe get this project moving and we can stop arguing and going round in circles. I've attached 4 sketches / layouts that are very basic and are by no means the finished article - I'm not the most computer literate I'm afraid so I hope they will do the job. On the sketches I've written what the pros and cons are of each that we can see but basically it comes down to whether to have the living area south facing or not.
Thank in advance for any comments.