Do you need more space in your home but don’t want the hassle of moving into a bigger house? A home extension may be a more cost-effective option than having to put up with the challenges of moving house. According to the Evolving Australian Dream 2018 research paper, 62% of home improvement projects added value to the renovated property and the lives of their owners. We have five smart extension ideas to improve the value and function of your home.
- Open Plan Kitchen
Australians love informal living which is why more and more homeowners are investing in open-plan kitchens. This open plan layout is designed to bring families together and enhance the value offered by communal spaces. If the idea of being together as a family is a priority, then this type of extension will create the ideal home for you, and if you eventually sell, a prospective buyer.
- Extra Bedroom
Do you need a nursery for a new arrival or a guest bedroom for visiting friends and family? Adding on an extra bedroom not only addresses the need for more space to accommodate the changing needs of a family but is known to significantly increase the value of a property.
- Extra Bathroom
A second bathroom can ease the reliance on just one bathroom for multiple family members. Consider how a bathroom on the ground floor would improve accessibility for mobility-impaired parents, or the privacy and convenience an en-suite offers.
- Home Office
A home office is no longer a luxury only beneficial to work-at-home professionals but offers a dedicated quiet space that can be used for study or business without the interruptions of a busy household. All essential documents such as financial statements and tax receipts can be conveniently stored in one room for easy access.
- Outdoor Alfresco Area
Upgrading your backyard area with an outdoor alfresco area will help you gain an extra living space that will more than repay its initial extension costs. Indoor/outdoor living is popular among Australian families and adds a sense of luxury to your home. You can enjoy outdoor dining and entertaining experiences with family and friends knowing your home’s value has increased.
A home extension can open up a world of possibilities. Get more out of your home by calling Duncan Thompson Extensions to discuss adding value to your home with an extension. We are a leading Melbourne-based renovations company dedicated to building high-quality homes. Contact us for more information.