A very good way to increase ones living space is to simply add on a patio. This can either be just outside the living areas or any rooms that these would enhance the space. More especially where the property is on a steep slope, adding on a patio both extends the living areas and gives one the opportunity of using the space below the patio for either an extra room or storage.
Patios immediately create the feeling of space from within and when covered this has the additional advantage of using this area throughout the year. We all love being outdoors and many love braaiing, but this is difficult in both summer and winter in Cape Town because of the wind, very hot sun and then of course rain. So by covering the patios you create another room and your furniture can then be left outside. Blinds or folding doors can be added either at the time of building or later. Patio renovation pictures.