Does an ideal home exist? Sometimes, you get all the facilities you want nearby such as parks, shopping, gyms and schools but perhaps the house isn’t big enough for your needs.
Rather than moving house, you can have the home of your dreams by staying put and building a suitable house extension. A house extension will not only give you everything you want but will also enhance the value of your property.
What Is a House Extension?
Building a house extension is the process of adding extra space to an existing property. House extensions continue to grow in popularity and avoids the need to move. It not only allows you to create the space and features you want in your home but also adds a lot of value to your property.
There are different types of extensions. You can add another story to the house (if council regulations permit) which can almost double your living space, and add additional bedrooms and bathrooms. This can be an excellent option for some of the inner city suburbs where land size is limited.
If you have the land size, you could also opt for extending outwards on the ground floor and increasing the footprint of the home by creating an open plan living area or kitchen, as well as additional rooms as required.
Home Extension Costs
There is no standard cost for an extension as it depends on a variety of factors.
Here’s a list of some of the factors that affect the cost of a home extension, including (but not limited to):
- Size of the planned extension
- Upward or outward extension
- Materials that will be used
- Cost of new appliances and fittings
- Cost of engaging the services of professionals
- Site accessibility
- Site topography such as flatland or a steep hill
- Need for demolition
- Need for excavation
- Removal of hazardous materials
The cost of a home extension will vary depending on the scale of the project.
How to Plan Your House Extension
Your first step should be to write down a list of your requirements. Do you need additional bedrooms or a new kitchen or bathroom? Are you looking to create an open plan living and dining area? Would you like to create an outdoor entertaining area? Do you want a spacious laundry or a conservatory? Think about the availability of space and whether it is possible to convert existing rooms.
In short, you need to brainstorm and come up with priorities. If you have a growing family, you may want to add more bedrooms and bathrooms to the house. If you have relatives that visit frequently, you might want to add a guest room.
Overall, not only does a house extension cater to your family’s needs, a house extension project has the potential to add a lot of value to your house. When deciding on the type of house extension, you should carefully go through your requirements and prioritise your needs.
Custom Home Renovation & Extension Experts
Period Extensions & Designs is a premium extension and renovation company based in Melbourne. We have more than 3 decades of experience in the industry, and we can certainly help you with your house extension or renovation project. We are an award-winning company with numerous extension and renovation projects under our belts.
Please call us today at Period Extensions & Designs on (03) 8658 1340 or make an enquiry.