Renovating for Resale – Key Upgrades to Increase Your Home’s Value

July 13, 2024

Thinking about a house renovation but unsure where to start? Whether you’re planning to sell soon or just want to increase the value of your property for the future, home renovations can be a game-changer. But not all renovations are created equal. Some updates can significantly boost your home’s resale value, while others might not…

Renovating an Old House: 5 Compelling Reasons Why It’s Worth It

June 25, 2024

Are you considering renovating your old house but feeling uncertain about whether it’s the right decision? The idea of transforming an older property into a modern, functional space can be daunting, but the rewards are often well worth the effort. At Duncan Thompson Home Extensions, we understand the unique charm and potential of older homes.…

The top 3 reasons why you should consider a Home Extension to increase the value of your home

February 20, 2024

  In the bustling real estate market of Melbourne, homeowners are continually seeking ways to maximize the value of their properties. One of the most effective strategies for achieving this goal is through a quality home extension. Whether it’s adding extra living space, enhancing functionality, or modernizing outdated areas, home extensions can significantly increase the…

Reviving Heritage Houses with Improved Ventilation

October 2, 2023

Nestled among the old-world charm and rich history, heritage houses stand as testaments to a bygone era. These architectural marvels exude character and uniqueness, but there’s one challenge that often plagues their occupants – inadequate ventilation. If you’re lucky enough to call a heritage house your home, you’re likely familiar with the struggle of balancing…

Melbourne Home Extensions trends in 2023

September 20, 2023

As 2023 unfolds, the Melbourne housing market is witnessing a significant shift in the way families approach their homes. With changing lifestyles and evolving needs, more and more homeowners in Melbourne, Victoria opting for home renovations and extensions. This trend is driven by the desire to create more functional and personalized spaces while maximizing property…

Transforming Homes: Melbourne’s Flourishing Home Extension Market

September 4, 2023

  Melbourne, the vibrant heart of Victoria, Australia, is not only renowned for its culture, arts, and bustling city life, but also for its thriving real estate market. As families and homeowners seek to optimize their living spaces, the home extension market in Melbourne has seen remarkable growth from 2022 to 2023. With an increasing…

Heritage Overlay – Frequently Asked Questions

March 23, 2023

If you have a bought or are looking to buy a beautiful period home in Melbourne, it’s likely that you may have heard the terms ‘Heritage Overlay’ and ‘Heritage Listed’. If your home is under the heritage overlay, it’s important to understand what it means and what the implications might be for any future plans…

Home Extensions: 3 Key Areas of Melbourne that are Extending their Homes

January 17, 2023

The surges in property values over the years pushes homeowners to extend their Melbourne homes rather than put them on the market. The trend was highlighted in this article Property values in Melbourne have recorded about a five-fold increase over the past 30 years. Suburbs such as Box Hill, Kew and Aspendale top the list…

Integrating Solar into Your Home Renovation

December 14, 2022

A home renovation provides the perfect opportunity to maximise your home’s sustainability, and energy efficiency. There are a multitude of features that you can incorporate into a renovation to make your home more environmentally friendly, and one of these is a solar system. Going solar will optimise energy efficiency and reduce your carbon footprint, but…