distinct renovations blog
helping you to make decisions on your next project
Is your bathroom getting crowded in the morning?
Like the idea of having another bathroom but there is no room in your home to put it?
Why not do a small ensuite extension to your existing main bedroom?
Perth is full of older homes that have only one bathroom, Distinct Renovations try to make the cost of adding on a bathroom cost effective and time efficient to not interrupt your lifestyle.
Recently we completed a small ensuite extension to a customer’s existing home using timber frame construction we used BGC Nuline cladding on the exterior to give it a contrasting look to the double brick rendered exterior. Inside the ensuite consisted of a walk-in shower, 900mm vanity and a toilet. The tiling was a mix of modern grey concrete look tiles and large white wall tiles.
Wet areas are always the most expensive type of extension you can build due to the plumbing, tiling and special slab prep you must do such as screeding and waterproofing. Not to mention as with any extension there is the cost of a roof involved too! To help reduce the cost with this extension we added on a skillion colorbond roof which again created a modern contrast, to the tiled roof.
Above and beyond the expense everyone prefers a home with two bathrooms over just one, and therefore adding on an ensuite can add serious value to your home if you are looking at re selling in the future or if you want to increase the value of your home for other reasons.
Besides this point, how long can you handle living with just one bathroom? If you plan to stay in the home long term a combination of adding value to your home and having a second bathroom is more than enough to warrant paying for an extension.
Extending your home will involve development approvals through the council and building permits too. Therefore, it is important that you use a licensed builder and ensure they cover the work with home indemnity insurances to protect you and future owners of your home.
Due to the above mentioned added costs of building a wet area and initial work involved before the build starts, extensions can be costly.
Distinct Renovations help you through the whole process from start to finish to ensure you are well looked after. Renovating and extending your home can be stressful we make it less stress for you!
The above renovation was near on 6m2 of bathroom and cost the client $20,000. This included everything from start to finish. On completion there was nothing further the customer needed to do other than enjoy the tranquility of their new bathroom.
If the above ideas interests you and you want to know more contact us now.
So you are you thinking of extending your home?
You want to know how much it will cost....
Extending your home can be a great way to create more room for a growing family or changing needs of teenagers and parents. Best of all it can add significant value to your home, increasing your equity.
Most people want to know the cost of extending their home, unfortunately there is no exact way of knowing what the cost will be to extend your home unless you have a full set of plans drawn up and you know what materials, fixtures and fitting you wish to use.
Estimated costs of home extensions
Some builders work off a minimum of $1,000m2, however this can go upwards and beyond $3,000m2 depending on the materials chosen, the rooms you are adding on, if you are renovating the current house and fixtures and fittings i.e. from light choices through to taps and cabinetry.
Each of these elements will contribute towards the cost of building your extension. Wet areas and kitchens really add to the m2 price whereas bedrooms or rooms that require no plumbing, tiling and cabinetry can reduce the m2 price.
Will the extension require doors and windows, if so how many? All these questions need to be known before you can work on a relevant estimate for your extension.
We believe at Distinct Renovations that each job is different to the next and with that in mind we treat you differently depending on your own individual needs and wants. In doing so we help you along the way from design through to approvals and completion.
The best way to approach an extension is start with a budget in mind, then work with a reputable builder that is a specialist in such an area and one that can help you to reduce costs where needed.
It is a good idea to write down the must haves and nice to haves, your builder can then work with you to build your dream extension and renovation.
Being open and honest with your builder from the start with your budget will allow you to get where you are going a lot easier with little or no misunderstandings.
Mount Hawthorn Extension and Renovation cost
Recently we completed a renovation and extension on a lovely older character home in Mount Hawthorn. The clients wanted a modern home extension that tied in with the current character of their home.
The job included demolition of on an old sleep out and laundry which was then built out to construct a new 73m2 timber frame extension. The extension included a new open plan kitchen and living space.
The extension was constructed by adding on a modern colour bond skillion roof which created a high raking ceiling within the open plan living space. The Skillion roof made it appear much larger than had the clients opted for a standard double brick pitched roof at 2.4 meters high.
The price for such a feature roof was like that of a standard double brick 2.4-meter-high ceiling due to the cost effectiveness and flexibility when building with timber.
The raking ceiling flowed out through stacker doors onto a newly paved alfresco area with plenty of lighting for entertaining.
The renovation to the old home involved knocking through walls to convert an old living space to a third bedroom. The old kitchen was then converted into a main bathroom and ensuite.
To tidy up the house the clients had the entire place re painted and the old timber floors were sanded to bring them back to life.
The result was a stunning newly renovated home and brand new extension where they could entertain and relax with their family and friends.
The cost of the above Mount Hawthorn renovation and extension came in around $270,000 which included everything from design and approval through to all fixtures, fittings landscaping and painting
At Distinct Renovations, we pride ourselves on being a small builder who focus on you as the client to make your dream become a reality. We do so by only taking on a select number of jobs a year. We ensure that our builder Dean is the supervisor on all jobs so that our reputation holds true.
If you would like further information on how you could turn your home into your dream home contact us now.
Distinct Renovations believe that in order to be respectful to our environment it is best to build using timber frame construction.
Timber frame construction allows for more flexibility in design and will cost less in the short and long term, let us show you how.
T: 0438 118 178
DJ Issitt Pty Ltd
Builder Reg: 101418