Thinking of Installing a Pool? Here are 5 Things to Consider

March 3, 2022

With an average daily high of 20 degrees Celsius, Melbourne is one of the best cities in the world to own a pool. The beautiful weather is the reason that over 10% of Australians have a pool in their backyard. Anyone that works in Melbourne home design and is involved in renovations in Melbourne knows…

Bring the Outside In and Increase Your Time with Nature

January 10, 2022

When you look into your backyard, what do you see? How does it make you feel? For many people considering renovating in Melbourne, their backyard garden is an under-utilized and wasted space. Even though it has the potential to add value to the home and family, that potential is wasted.   Your backyard doesn’t have to…

Designing the Perfect Zone for Functional Indoor/Outdoor Living

October 27, 2021

Australians love nothing more than entertaining outdoors, with casual backyard barbeques, extravagant events and fun-filled family celebrations a regular occurrence in most homes around the country. Even for those who don’t entertain frequently, being able to keep an eye on the kids in the backyard from inside is high up on the priority list, however,…

Three Building Trends in 2021 – Part 4

July 23, 2021

Three Building Trends in 2021 – Part 4 Do you look at your life differently since the beginning of the pandemic? How about the way you think about your home? The truth is, the way we live life has changed due to the events of the last two years. This is reflected in the way…

Things You Should Know Before Purchasing a Heritage Property

June 8, 2021

Filled with charm and character, heritage-listed homes provide a rare glimpse into Australia’s past. Architecturally beautiful and historically significant, these houses are certainly worth preservation, and with a carefully considered renovation they can provide a truly remarkable home which blends the beauty of yesteryear with modern functionality. Duncan Thompson Extensions is the leading choice for…

Three Building Trends in 2021– Part 1

May 28, 2021

Three Building Trends in 2021– Part 1 The most current building and interior design trends always reflect the influence of the outside world. Global events, technological advancements and popular culture all play a part in shaping the newest home renovations and build designs. 2021 is no different in that sense. The way people have adapted…

Things to consider when restoring a heritage home

January 13, 2021

When looking to buy an existing home in Melbourne, there is a good chance you will come to different types of architectural designs depending on where you look. Majority of the time, when people come across heritage homes, they think of knocking it down and building a house with a modern look, but why not…

Open plan living vs pandemic living

November 2, 2020

The unexpected rise of the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way of living for all members of society. Restrictions which have led to the closure of workplaces, schools/universities and shopping precincts have meant that many of us are spending more time at home than ever before. Spending all this time at home, especially with family…

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…

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…

Top 4 Considerations When Adding a Second Storey

October 3, 2019

When it comes to a second-storey home extension, this is one job to leave to the experts! It is not the job of a handyman or DIY expert to take on. There are many different aspects that a homeowner must take into consideration before beginning on adding a second storey. Take a look at some…

5 Bathroom Renovation Tips

September 24, 2019

When it comes to home renovations, there are some spaces that make you want to grab the sledgehammer and just start tearing it down. The bathroom is one space, in an older home, which is often the least practical and aesthetically pleasing. Renovating your bathroom can go a long way to adding, not just comfort…