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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.
Debbie and Mike the owners of this home approached us with a briefing to build a granny flat extension on to their existing duplex home. Extending their home was the best option for them, due the size of their block and the existing home size, as appose to building a detached granny flat in the back garden.
The owners had recently renovated their home and wanted to ensure that the extension would emulate their existing heritage style renovation. With the help of Subiaco Restorations custom made timber windows and doors, and our experienced carpenters we managed to do so quite successfully.
The extension was built on to the front of the home using timber frame construction. It consists of a main bedroom with kitchenette, a generous sized custom walk in robe and an ensuite which features white sub way tiles. The fixtures and fittings in the ensuite were selected carefully by the owners to tie in with the heritage look.
The roof was matched with existing tiles to the main home and a bull nose veranda roof was constructed over a timer deck which wraps across the front and around the far side of the extension to give the home a lovely heritage style façade and outdoor zone for both the owners and the new occupant of the granny flat to relax on.
In the case of Debbie and Mike this “Granny Flat” held true to its name as the purpose of this extension was to create a home for Debbie’s mother who had relocated from interstate to move in.
A timber staircase with heritage style timber balustrading was constructed in the middle of the deck flowing down to the front garden which enabled separate access to the home. To finish off the home the owners opted for a white picket fence which did a great job of making the home look true to its heritage style.
This extension was constructed with no disruption to the owner’s everyday lives, they continued to live in the home as normal with no noise or mess complaints. This due to the final job that was completed being installation of the door connecting the old home to the new.
This extension took just over 4 months to complete from DA approval. Timing is everything when building, and we ensure at Distinct Renovations that every job runs on time.
If you are looking at extending or renovating your home and not sure where to start contact Distinct Renovations, we are a custom home building company that focuses on you as the customer and choses only to take on a small number of jobs a year to ensure each build is a personal and timely experience for each of our clients.
You have made the decision to build a new home or extend your existing home. Congratulations, what an exciting time ahead.
Choosing a builder is one of the biggest decision you are going to have to make and one of the most important decision at that. If you have decided to get your plans drawn up by an independent architect or designer and you would like to tender your job to several builders, you need to be aware of the hidden costs that may not be included in the quote.
Below is a list of 5 things to look out for and what to be aware of when comparing builders.
1. Ensure your builder is licensed and registered
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.
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