When you need more space for your family or lifestyle, a much simple and cost-effective option to moving home is to add an extension. By extending your home outwards (with more rooms) or upwards (with more storeys) you can continue to live in the neighbourhood you love and get the space you need. Not sure if you should take the plunge and add on an extension? Here are 5 signs to help you consider if this is the option for you.

  • Things don’t have their place

Frequently finding books in the kitchen and towels in the pantry? An extension allows you to create purpose-built storage spaces, so everything has a place to go. Adding new walk-in pantry or wardrobe, a wall of cupboards or large laundry space will go a long way in creating a clutter-free home.

  • You need to accommodate leisure and entertainment needs

An extension is an ideal way to transform the way you entertain. If you find it hard to entertain because your space is too small, or too noisy, an extension can create separate areas for kids and adult to enjoy having friends and family over. Why not build a rumpus room, indoor/outdoor living room or an outdoor kitchen.

  • Create work/life balance

If you work from home, having a dedicated workspace allows for a better work/life balance. Adding an office to your home not only works in your favour if you work from home, but it can also act as another bedroom which will add value to your home if you decide to sell.

  • Things are out of date

If you’ve moved into an older home, adding on an extension is an effective way to modernise your home. Open plan living maximises the flow of natural light and can do wonders to an old closed off period home.

  • You need to add value to your lifestyle and home

Thinking of the future? An ensuite bathroom is a plus for potential buyers, and an extra bedroom or large kitchen can give you a high return on investment if you decide to sell your home in the future.

There are many reasons why you should consider a ground or second-floor extension over moving. Duncan Thompson Extensions is a leading house extensions builder in Melbourne. Get in touch for a no obligation design consult today.