The Many Benefits of Incorporating a Pool House into Your Home Renovation

September 16, 2020

If you are installing a swimming pool as part of your home renovation plans, the idea of spending even more hard-earned money for a pool house might seem frivolous. However, what most people don’t take into account is that a well-built pool house is a valuable addition to any home, providing an extra space that…

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 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…

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…

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…

Things to consider when renovating your Kitchen

November 12, 2019

A kitchen really is the ‘heart of the home’, so it takes some special consideration when planning to renovate. Not only can you overhaul the look and feel of the kitchen space, but there are also big structural changes that can be implemented to help with functionality and design. It is important to be well…

Why Duncan Thompson Extensions is so well regarded in the industry

October 22, 2019

At Duncan Thompson Extensions, we are extremely passionate about our quality workmanship and design. Not only this, but the journey our clients participate in. We hope that they feel comfortable and secure at every step. It is because of our quality work, client care and attention to detail, that we have become one of the…

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…