Where To Spend And Where To Save When Renovating

February 26, 2019

Unless you have an unlimited budget, renovating a house is always a going to be a balancing act between splurging and saving. Of course it would be nice to have it all – designer fittings and fixtures, top of the range appliances, bespoke cabinetry, stone benchtops – the list goes on. However, more often than…

Things To Consider When Renovating A Period Home

February 5, 2019

Period architecture is something to be admired. From classic Victorian architecture to beautiful federation style homes, Melbourne has a stunning mix of heritage and period houses. There’s a great irony to these homes though, as they are visually charming yet designed and built to cater to a past lifestyle which no longer exists. This poses…

How To Choose The Right Builder For Your Home Extension

January 23, 2019

One of the most important decisions you will make on the road to creating your dream home is choosing the right builder for the project. A top quality, well-built renovation or extension will enhance your lifestyle and give you the home you and your family will love living in for years to come. If and…

Why Building Inspectors Are Important During The Building Process

November 30, 2018

As satisfying as it is to see your dream house take shape, there are added responsibilities to building an extension. One such responsibility is to have regular inspections carried out by qualified expert building inspectors throughout stages of the building process. This works to a homeowner’s advantage as sit ensures that the building meets all…

Common Factors That Can Delay The Building Process

November 23, 2018

When you’re building an extension, the last thing you need is a delay of any kind. The longer your building process takes, the more likely you are to be inconvenienced and could even cause you to go over budget. Knowing what often causes building delays can help you take steps to prevent or resolve them…

5 Signs You Need To Add An Extension To Your Home

November 10, 2018

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…

How to Tell If Your Renovation Requires a Permit

October 29, 2018

Doing renovations is a great way to make your home more livable, improve its aesthetic appeal and even increase your home’s overall value! But, depending on what type of renovation you’re planning, you may require a permit! Permits may sound like a headache to get your hands on, but they are much better than having…

How to Avoid Renovations Regret

October 16, 2018

Renovation regrets, unfortunately, happen all too often. People with big ideas end up with unattractive or even unnecessary additions to their homes because they did not think through their renovations. Here are some tips to help you avoid renovation regret. Planning is everything One of the most common renovation regrets is disliking the overall look…

7 Styles Of Homes You Will Find In Melbourne

October 4, 2018

Melbourne is known for its eclectic variety of architecture. Whether you’re into vintage details or modern layouts, there are so many unique styles of homes to see. Below are seven of the most common styles of homes that you are sure to find in the neighbourhoods of Melbourne. Victorian Era Victorian houses were built during…

5 Smart Extension Ideas For Your Home

September 26, 2018

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…

How To Maximise Your Outdoor Area With An Extension

September 12, 2018

The outdoor room movement is fast capturing the imagination and hearts of Australians. This home extension philosophy addresses the desire to expand and integrates the functionality and value of the outdoors with that of a home’s interior living areas. For home entertainers looking to find creative ways to maximise their outdoor areas, pool house extensions…

How Trees Can Affect Your Renovation

August 29, 2018

Green leafy suburbs may offer huge appeal for those looking to buy or build a new home, but for renovators, local tree regulations often pose a challenge when it comes to home extensions and improvements. Standard A8 (54.03-6) on Significant Trees is the legislation that governs what property renovation ideas are permissible when it impacts…