It is common knowledge that the bathrooms and kitchens of a home tend to need renovations more often than other rooms. This is because these are high traffic areas and also have many more fixtures in them (such as sinks and taps) that date more quickly. At Duncan Thompson Extensions, we renovate and update bathrooms and kitchens often. With these jobs, clients frequently have concrete goals in mind. For example, they will want to add a bathtub to a bathroom that only has a shower or they will want to extend a kitchen to add more space for appliances such as washing machines or tumble dryers.
Bedroom renovations in Australia amongst our clients, but we find that often there is less of an idea of what can be done here compared to other rooms. And the projected return on investment is also something to consider.
Remodelling magazine’s annual Cost vs. Value Report for 2016 shows that simple and lower-cost projects provide more value for money in renovations and that remodelling contributes to a property’s ‘kerb appeal’, offering homeowners more bang for their buck. So if you are considering your bedroom, this should take the form of extending its walls within the home or converting an unused space into an additional bedroom. Both these options are popular as they also don’t require costly and time-consuming planning and building approval. Home extensions outside of a home’s walls are more complex, as they might require filling and excavation work, zoning approval, City Council approval and more. If your property is a Heritage Property, there also might be other restrictions you will need to adhere to.
While this all might seem confusing, it’s important to recognise that if you partner with an expert in bedroom renovations in Australian homes, you will be able to get the best advice on what options are available to you and what you need to do to comply with the law. A great renovation partner will assist you from the beginning to the end of your planned bedroom renovation process, and will find the best solution for your needs.
By working with bedroom renovation experts, you will end up with a bedroom renovation solution that meets your needs and your budget, with the least amount of stress and fuss.