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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.