Extension Builders, Granny Flats & Home Additions
If you love where you live, but are feeling a little short on space, talk to us about extending your home. Whether it be an extra bedroom for the growing family, expanding living space or a bathroom addition, we’ve helped clients reconfigure their homes to create custom spaces that suit their individual needs.
Home Additions and Second Storey Extensions
In 2020, we helped the owners of this single storey brick home in Helensvale completely renovate and extend their older style home. Throughout the process of the home extension, we removed walls and reconfigured the home, building a new kitchen complete with a fully plumbed butler’s pantry with sink, dishwasher and plenty of storage space.
The kitchen included a functioning splashback window and beautiful black glass splashback to compliment the white kitchen with black accents for a contemporary finish. Plumbing was also built in to the massive kitchen island with breakfast bar, and double sided storage for easy accessibility.
Open plan living spaces were carefully designed and created with family living in mind. A black steel framed staircase ties in perfectly with the kitchen before leading upstairs to the new master suite, with walk in wardrobe, ensuite and sitting area leading to a custom designed balcony with a skillion roof to sit and enjoy the morning sun.
Check out the gallery of images during the house extension project below:
Common Questions About House Extensions
Are House Extensions Worth It?
When deciding on a house extension, there are a few factors to consider. Some of these factors include the length of time you intend to spend in your extended home and the value you anticipate your home being worth after the extensions are complete.
A good place to start is to look other homes in your area that are comparable to what your home will be like when your extension is complete. What are these houses selling for in comparison to the approximate cost of your home extension? How long do you intend to spend in your home once it has been extended? Whilst property prices naturally increase over time, it is important to consider the market, demand for houses similar to yours in your suburb and where you see yourself living in the future.
Of course, if already live in the perfect location for your needs and don’t want the added costs of selling your home, buying another and moving house, an extension to your home could be just what you need.
Is It Better to Extend or Move House?
There is no hard and fast rule when it comes to deciding whether to move house or extend your current home. Take a look around your current home, your land size, whether there is space to extend out on your current land, or if you will need a second storey addition.
Consider the costs of moving home instead – selling fees for your existing home, stamp duty on your new purchase, finance and bridging loans, removalists costs and transfer of utilities.
Consider what renovations you have done to your home since you have lived there. Are you happy in the current location? If you moved home, what could you afford to buy? Would you still need to renovate the new purchase to make it comfortable for your needs?
Do We Need to Move Out While Renovating or Extending?
It depends on the scope of your renovation or extension project. If we are completely reconfiguring plumbing, electrical wiring or removing all or part of your roof, it is best to find temporary accommodation, for both safety and comfort reasons.
We will discuss this with you during the design phase, so you have plenty of time to arrange alternate accommodation if need be, so you can make the best decision for your family.
How Will You Match an Extension With the Current Home Design?
During the planning stage, we will discuss available materials with you and how to combine the look of your existing home with your extension. One of the benefits of contemporary designs in 2020 is you can have a contrasting look between old and new and go bold with finishes.
Your budget will determine your choice of finishes, both interior and exterior. We’ll work with you to ensure your extension blends beautifully with your home, and other homes in your neighbourhood.
Which Home Improvements Pay Off?
Whilst kitchen and bathroom renovations are the obvious choices here, there is more to improving your home than just these two areas. Consider the following, particularly if you are planning on selling your home after your renovation or extension:
- Street Appeal: Updating the exterior of your home can have a huge impact on the overall look and feel of your home. Modern choices include rendered and stacked stone features with timber features added for warmth.
- Decks and Designated Outdoor Living Spaces: A huge amount of time is spent outdoors on the Gold Coast and being able to transition from indoor to outdoor living is a must.
- Energy Efficiency: With the rising cost of energy prices in Australia, using energy efficient materials when building your home extension is likely to pay off in the long run.
How Much Do House Extensions Cost?
According to hipages, the average cost of a ground floor extension ranges between $2056 and $3875 per square metre. A second storey extension ranges between $3084 and $5812 per square metre. The quality of inclusions that you choose will depend on your final cost.
At Maintenance Guys Constructions, we offer a personalised service when it comes to renovating or adding an extension to your home. We work with our clients to maximise their return on investment, whether it be for future resale or energy efficient living.
Our quotes for home extensions are fully inclusive. Our team of qualified, licensed tradespeople can take care of every aspect of your home extension, from organising an architect to draw up plans, to the painter putting on the final touches.
We will even liaise with Gold Coast City Council on your behalf to seek necessary approvals for your extension, often a complex task and huge source of stress for homeowners.
What Other Types of Home Extensions Can Be Done?
Granny Flat Extensions
Granny Flats offer dual living opportunities, potential income from long or short term rental, or a multipurpose space for large families or home based businesses. The possibilities are endless when considering a granny flat, particularly on the Gold Coast.
Whichever way you look at it, a granny flat extension could be a solution to your needs. At Maintenance Guys Constructions, we custom design and build granny flat extensions individual to our clients needs.
Talk to us today about how a granny flat fits with the Gold Coast City Council’s plans for affordable housing and why an approved granny flat could be the right choice for your Gold Coast home.
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