Is your family outgrowing the space in your home? Perhaps you want to add a big home office or a rooftop pool you’ve always dreamt of. Whether it’s adding new bedrooms, recreational areas or general living space, home extensions allow you to stay in the house you love and add value and liveability for years to come.
Benefits of a House Extension
House extensions offer a range of advantages for homeowners such as:
- Additional space for a bigger kitchen
- More or bigger bathrooms and bedrooms
- The ability to convert your home to an open-plan layout
- Increase storage space
- Allow more natural light and better ventilation
- A second-storey extension for more living space or a rooftop recreational area
Greater square meterage automatically increases the kerb appeal and market value of your property
What Are the Different Types of House Extensions?
Ground Floor Extensions
Single-storey extensions can be a cost-effective way to add space, refresh and modernize your home, and enhance the existing layout. There are a number of reasons to go for a ground floor extension.
From catering to the needs of a growing family, to reflecting a change in lifestyle, to upgrading your living environment with a more modern and eco-friendly open-plan layout, single-storey extensions add great value and functionality if you wish to remain in your current home for the foreseeable future.
To ensure that your completed ground floor extension meets your expectations and needs, make sure to work with a professional and experienced home renovation specialist.
Second Storey Extensions
If you wish to keep your ground floor layout as it is but need additional space, it’s time to build up!
Adding a second storey allows you to transform your home with a whole new level of living space, giving your family room to grow especially if you have teenage kids in need of privacy as they enter early adulthood.
Depending on the architecture and condition of your home, building up (adding an extra floor) can be quicker and more cost-effective than building out (extending the same floor) due to excavation and foundation work required for ground floor extensions.
Ever dreamt of having your own rooftop deck for BBQ parties with a stunning view of the Melbourne city skyline? What about a rooftop swimming pool for an elevated swimming experience?
Having a third floor not only adds a wow factor to your property in aesthetics and value but also creates endless opportunities for added functionality, such as:
- Additional play areas for the kids
- More breathing space for the family to spread out
- A dedicated upper floor for entertaining with a beautiful view
An elevated private space to soak up the sun on gorgeous summer days
Interested in finding out more about home extensions for your property?
Book a FREE consultation with Better Building & Construction for an obligation-free chat about your needs and our recommended options for you.
How Much Does a House Extension Cost?
The following factors will affect the cost of your home extension:
- The size of your property
- The type of extension: same level or additional floors
- Quality of building materials
- New appliances and fittings
- Permit requirements
- External consultants such as a land surveyor, engineer, etc
- Excavation or demolition work
- Removal of hazardous waste such as asbestos
How to Get Started on Your Home Extension
At Better Building & Construction, we understand that undertaking a home extension is a big decision both in financial cost and time, as such, we strive to keep the process as simple and hassle-free as possible.
As a first step, we’ll take this opportunity to form a clear picture of your needs and expectations so we know what you’re looking to achieve from your house extension.
Whether you have a clear vision of what you’d like your home to look like post-extension or you’re in need of inspiration, we’re here to work with you to create the ideal design and construction that best suits your requirements and priorities.
For an accurate renovation estimate, our professional estimators are available to assess your project needs and provide a detailed quote.
Upon your approval of the design, we’ll prepare the paperwork and request for a deposit as confirmation to proceed with construction. This will be followed by a site measure to get precise measurements for the technical drawings. We’ll set the start date for construction and ensure that things progress according to schedule.
Welcome to your refurbished and updated home! Should you experience any issues with your home extension, our service-driven customer support team is always available to provide complimentary assistance.
As a Melbourned-based specialist with over 20 years’ building experience in new homes, extensions, kitchen and bathroom renovations, decks and pergolas, you can be assured of Better Building & Construction’s professional, friendly, and reliable services.
Ready to get the ball rolling on your home extension?
Book a FREE consultation with us today!