Creating a Contemporary Kitchen

May 28, 2020

With minimalist cabinetry, neutral colour palettes, and luxurious metallic accents, contemporary kitchens have a subtle elegance and timeless appeal. Combining aspects of modern design with other styles, contemporary design looks and feels sleek, but incorporates subtle details to ensure the space is still warm and inviting and not sterile. At Duncan Thompson Extensions we are…

What Are the Current Building Trends of 2020?

May 20, 2020

If you are building or renovating this year, it’s important to be aware of the current trends in building, design and materials. Whether you are looking to build your forever home or you’re renovating to sell, you want to get it right, and that means taking your time to plan a home that will suit…

What is the Most Efficient Way to Heat Your Home?

April 23, 2020

As we head into the colder months, a lot of households will be looking for ways to stay warm, but many of us will also be concerned that staying cosy could come at the expense of a high electricity bill. If you are renovating or extending your home, it’s the perfect time to include energy-efficient…

Duncan Thompson Extensions – Business Process implementation throughout Covid-19.

March 30, 2020

With the recent uprising of Corona Virus (COVID-19), we at Duncan Thompson extensions wanted to inform the public about our current strategies for managing the threat this virus brings to our community and how we intend on managing it. The 8 step ‘extension design and quote’ process during Covid-19 restrictions: 1. Contact Duncan Thompson Extensions…

Things to Consider When Adding a Second Storey Extension

March 23, 2020

There’s many reasons a homeowner might want to add a second story extension to their Melbourne home – to allow for an expanding family, to increase the value of their home, to simply have more space or to take advantage of city views. Whatever the reason may be, a second storey addition comes with a…

How to Prepare Yourself for a Home Renovation

March 19, 2020

Home renovations have the potential to become stressful and costly if you go in unprepared. The key to a successful home renovation is proper planning and preparation – from the budget to the wall colour and everything in between. With over 30 years’ experience, Duncan Thompson Extensions are Melbourne’s leading home extension company. If you…

5 Features of a Classic Period Bathroom

March 19, 2020

Recent times have seen the majority of Australian homeowners opting for simpler clutter-free minimalistic designs which include modern amenities and color schemes that are easy on the eye. Period bathrooms, however, allow one to enter a world of chique design and fun, producing a more creative and unique result. So, we invite you to read…

Second Storey Extension Do’s and Don’ts

February 21, 2020

A second storey extension project often comes to mind when couples and young families begin expanding and require more space. While the myriad of TV shows that demonstrate DIY building as a very easy and affordable way of achieving your dream home, DIY should be kept limited to small tasks and larger construction projects are…

When is the perfect time for a home renovation?

February 13, 2020

  Choosing to renovate your home is a big life decision to make. The impacts can reach across your family’s living situation, as well as budgets and finances. In many cases, knowing when to renovate is likely to save you time, money and effort if chosen correctly! The thought of a renovated home can be…

Top Tips for Creating an Energy Efficient Home Extension

January 29, 2020

When renovating or extending your home, incorporating energy efficient features will not only reduce your bills, you will have the added benefit of knowing you’re doing your bit for the environment. At Duncan Thompson Extensions, we are a registered HIA home builder we are proud to be a part of ‘GreenSmart’ designs, a program established…

Heritage Homes – What You Can and Can’t Do When Renovating

January 27, 2020

Filled with charm and character, heritage-listed homes in Melbourne’s suburbs provide a beautiful glimpse into a bygone era. With ornate decoration and timeless elegance, these properties are certainly worth preservation, however heritage-listed homes come with a string of government rules that dictate what can and can’t be to the property when renovating. If you are…

5 Colour Schemes to Consider for your Heritage Home

January 9, 2020

When renovating or extending your heritage home it can be important to sync your new spaces, with the existing. These timeless designs and character filled features are often too beautiful to completely modernise, that’s why we specialise in updating these amazing properties. There are many heritage homes across the suburbs of Melbourne, from inner-city townhouses…