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If you have decided to renovate, you might be considering whether you should extend out or build up. While often the size of your land will be the deciding factor, if you have the space for either option, there’s a few important things to consider that will help you make the best decision for your lifestyle. For superior house extensions, Camberwell and Melbourne’s eastern and bayside suburbs can rely on Duncan Thompson Extensions for innovative design, impeccable attention to detail and exceptional value for money. There’s something special about a double storey addition and we have completed many two storey renovations for many happy clients. Read on to discover a few key benefits to investing in a double storey home renovation.

Larger Backyard

If you have an inner suburban block or a beautiful old terrace house, building up will mean you still have a sizeable backyard. A double storey addition will ensure efficient use of the available space and maximise the opportunity for a larger garden, outdoor entertaining space or even a swimming pool, most of which wouldn’t normally be possible with a single storey home on the same size block.

Greater Design Flexibility

By going up, the design possibilities are almost endless. Splitting the house over two levels will allow you to create distinct zones and separation between areas. Consider a master retreat downstairs and other bedrooms upstairs or create separate living areas upstairs and downstairs to accommodate teenagers who need their own space. Rising in popularity is ‘reverse living’, where the kitchen, dining and main living space is upstairs with bedrooms downstairs – perfect for properties with spectacular views. Constructing a new second level from scratch allows for almost any design imaginable.

Optimise Your Views

Whether you are renovating in bayside Melbourne or in the lush, green hills of the outer eastern suburbs, building higher gives you greater opportunity to maximise any views that your property may have. From ocean vistas to the dazzling city skyline, having nice views can add significant value to your property so it’s definitely worthwhile to consider a second storey.

Increased Natural Light

Going up and can also improve natural light and ventilation, especially if you incorporate cleverly designed windows, skylights, and voids. Having an abundance of natural light and better ventilation will reduce your reliance on artificial lighting and HVAC systems, enhancing the energy efficiency of your home.

A Sound Investment

In many cases, double storey homes may be considered a better investment and may deliver better returns. Especially in Melbourne’s sought-after inner eastern suburbs where space is at a premium. Additionally, most modern families prefer the idea of having multiple, separate living zones and this favours two storey properties.

Work With the experts in double storey house extensions, Melbourne’s Duncan Thompson Extensions

Whilst a double storey addition provides many benefits, they do not suit the lifestyle of every family. If you are considering a home renovation or extension, there are many things to consider when deciding whether to build a single or double storey home. Duncan Thompson Extensions are Melbourne’s experts in the construction of contemporary and functional two storey home renovations which function for the whole family. Contact us today to discuss your vision and let us help you bring it to life.