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The last twelve months has changed the relationship we all have with our living spaces, and many people have made the decision to undertake home extensions and renovations to transform their homes into a luxurious retreat from the outside world. Duncan Thompson Extensions is the premier home renovation builder in Melbourne, specialising in high quality home extensions, double storey additions and heritage home renovations. Let’s take a look some of the rooms experts and interior designers suggest paying attention to in order to achieve a truly show-stopping new home.

The Entrance

A grand entrance is the key to a successful first impression, especially in a beautiful period or heritage home. A breathtaking entrance is essential to set the tone for what you’ll find throughout the rest of the house. In a high-end renovation, the first step through the front door should wow anyone who enters. Whether it’s high ceilings with ornate detailing, handcrafted wall panelling, a monumental feature artwork, dazzling chandelier or grand stairway, don’t let the entrance area be an afterthought.


As the saying goes, the kitchen is the heart of the home. It’s where we prepare, cook, eat, entertain, socialise, work, study – modern families spend the most amount of time in the kitchen. It’s important to take the time to think about how you and your family actually use the kitchen and design with your own usability in mind. Invest the best quality appliances and fixtures that you can afford and for the ultimate luxury, aim to create a vast island bench which will become the centrepiece of your open-plan family gathering area.


The most luxurious bathrooms have a resort-like aesthetic, and create a sense of escapism enabling you to immerse yourself in a complete sensory experience. Soft lighting, tactile touches and high-end fittings should all be included. While having a beautiful main bathroom is essential, so is the inclusion of additional bathrooms where space allows. Bedrooms with their own ensuites elevate a renovation to the next level, especially when fitted with the same luxurious features as the main family bathroom. Remember to pay attention to the finer details such as heated towel rails, backlit mirrors and luxurious window treatments.

Master Bedroom

Main bedrooms have evolved from the standard sleeping spaces into large master suites with high-end finishes, living space, walk-in robes and the most luxurious amenities. They have become a highly sought-after feature, and one of the most popular inclusions in contemporary home extensions. Master bedrooms have become a sanctuary, the perfect place to retreat from the children and a place to relax in peace and quiet. When planning your master suite, consider how you will use the space and ensure it is visually appealing, inviting and indulgent.

Indoor-Outdoor Entertaining Area

It’s easy to focus solely on the interior when renovating your Melbourne home, but creating functional indoor-outdoor spaces is one of the most popular home extension trends. Giving you more living and entertaining space that you can use all year round, it’s important to incorporate materials and finishes that effectively blur the boundaries between the two areas.

Whether you are in the planning stage or ready to build, get in touch with Duncan Thompson Extensions today. A leading Melbourne home renovation builder, we are experienced in creating luxurious home extensions throughout Melbourne’s inner, eastern and bayside suburbs. Offering a complete service from concept to completion, we guarantee the highest quality workmanship from start to finish. Call us on (03) 9836 8655 or enquire online now.