South Melbourne Home Renovations And Extensions Projects

A question that many homeowners face from time to time is whether to move or renovate when life changes occur that demand more space or the actual building starts to look a little worse for wear. You may be planning to start a family or your children are now teenagers and now need more personal space. Maybe you just feel it’s time to have the kind of home you have always wanted but have been too busy to pursue. 

If you love living in South Melbourne it may be a good idea to consider renovating or extending your home instead of moving. If you are not sure whether this would be a good idea, contact us at Period Extensions & Designs and speak to one of our professional renovation design experts who will be happy to assist you in finding the hidden potential your existing home may be hiding. 

At Period Extensions & Designs, we specialise in helping homeowners transform their cramped and tired-looking houses into the homes of their dreams. Imagine having a brand new environment to live in that you have personally designed to suit your particular lifestyle and needs. It’s all possible with a well-planned home extension or renovation.

Why Choose South Melbourne?

South Melbourne is a leafy, historical suburb situated just south of the central business district of Melbourne. It is the perfect location for people who love a homely lifestyle without being too far away from all the amenities you could ever want. South Melbourne has a thriving café culture and community market where fresh produce can be bought. Spectacular terraces and charming Victorian-style cottages nestle side by side on the broad streets of Melbourne’s oldest suburb, so why would you want to move? Extend or renovate instead!

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South Melbourne Demographics

The population of South Melbourne is just under 10,000 in which almost 24% is made up of maturing and established independents, while just over 22% are independent youths, around 11% are older independents and almost 34% being married.

The main occupations of people living in South Melbourne are just over 41% professionals, 20% Managers, 20% sales and administrative workers, just over 6% community and personal service workers and around 6% technicians and trades workers.

Just over 21% of all homes in South Melbourne are fully owned, nearly 24% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage while the median individual income is $920 per week, the median household income is nearly $1,700 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $2,500 per month.


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South Melbourne Lifestyle

Although modernism has made its mark in South Melbourne, all you have to do is look up to see that many of the shopfronts still have balconies that are decidedly Victorian featuring the distinctly wrought ironwork of that era. 

If you are looking for a relaxing, independent lifestyle heavy on the gourmet side in a leafy location close to the city and beach, South Melbourne is just the place for you. Set up your home in a charming cottage or look at renovating or extending your Victorian terrace to make the best of this enviable location. The city is a healthy walk away or you can take the tram to instantly enjoy top-class dining, shopping and entertainment.

Types Of Homes In South Melbourne

Pretty little Victorian cottages and historic double-storey terrace houses flanked by new apartment complexes are all available in South Melbourne. South Melbourne is home to some fo the most charming houses from a by gone era.

South Melbourne Median House Prices

The median house price in South Melbourne stands at $1,607,500 which represents amazing value when you consider the actually locality.

If you love living in South Melbourne, and you can see yourself living there for many more years to come, then renovating or extending your home is definitely a smart option. Give us a call at Period Extensions & Designs today to find out how we can assist you in making your renovation project a huge success.

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