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…

What To Look For When Buying A Property To Renovate

August 17, 2018

Renovating a property is one of the easiest and affordable ways to create your dream home. If you buy the wrong property, it can turn into a money pit. There are certain considerations to take into account when you are shopping around for a new home with the view to renovate. To ensure you’ll be…

Choosing The Perfect Floor Plan

August 6, 2018

Have you ever considered how the design of a home can function as a launch pad to radically improve your and your family’s lifestyle? The perfect floor plan defines how a home works and feels and ensures comfortable living. Let’s take a look at what’s important in the design of a floor plan to ensure…

Open Plan Living Vs Zoned Living – Which Is Best For Your Home?

July 30, 2018

Do you want to enhance the quality of your living space by creating a more modern feel with free-flowing areas? Or perhaps you want the privacy of individualised spaces for a home office, library or playroom? Your home renovation goals and needs will determine the type of floor plan you choose. Before you put hammer…

What To Consider When Renovating Your California Bungalow

July 13, 2018

Popular in the early 1900’s, the California Bungalow is a much-loved home style of Melbourne. Known for their single storey’s, set back frontage and gable roofing, original California Bungalows are a hot commodity in the property market. Although they are sought after, their design makes them quite small, especially as a family home. Adding an…

What Is Passive Design And How Can It Improve My Home Extension?

July 4, 2018

Are you looking for a home design that makes maximum use of climate conditions to maintain a pleasant temperature range in your living spaces naturally? Then you should consider how passive design is used to lower residential energy use in Australian homes. Strategic design features in the roof and floors, and the location of windows…

4 Tips To Help You Successfully Communicate With Your Home Remodelling Builder

June 26, 2018

You’re ready to remodel your home, the budget is set, the design is perfect so it’s time to get started. This is the point where many people’s excitement turns to frustration because they don’t know how to successfully communicate with their builder. Poor communication can lead to delays, disappointment and unexpected expenses. But it doesn’t…

6 Space-Saving Tips For Your Home Renovation

June 12, 2018

Smart space-saving decisions made during the design and renovation of your home will make even the smallest rooms seem luxuriously spacious. All it takes is a little bit of planning, attention to detail and, of course, working with expert design-build teams like those at Duncan Thompson Extensions. Here’s how you can max out space in…

Eliminating Stress During Your Home Renovation

May 31, 2018

When you decide you to renovate your home, it’s an exciting prospect. You look forward to a house that you always wanted to have. However, renovations can come with some stress, which is caused by various factors such as different opinions with the plans, delays and then, all too often, an unexpected budget adjustment. However,…

What People Look For In A Federation House

May 17, 2018

There is something unspoken about the picturesque beauty of a Victorian house that people simply love to admire. Generations have lived in these houses, and each one has a unique story and history. What’s even more attractive about period homes besides their decorative designs and signature artwork, is that they are built to last, having…

How You Can Stretch Your Renovation Budget

May 9, 2018

Of course, you want the best – who doesn’t? However, when it comes to renovating your home, you have to spend the most to get the best. If you’re not in the position to do this, you need to look at ways of stretching your budget so you can get the most out of your…