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8 Home Extension Tips, Additions Facts and Guidelines

Is a home addition renovation part of your New Year’s resolution? Take a look at the following facts and guidelines to help you decide and set your expectations about this home improvement venture.

  1. There are many types of home additions:
  • Bathroom Additions
  • Bedroom Addition
  • Bonus Room Above-Garage Additions
  • Deck Additions
  • Dormer Addition
  • Family Room Addition
  • Front Porch Addition
  • Garage Additions
  • Garage Conversion
  • In-law Additions
  • Kitchen Extension Addition
  • Second Storey Extensions
  • Sunroom Additions
  • Two Storey Extensions
  1. Home addition will add value to your home. Experts agreed that the percentage of returns will be around:
  • 49% for sunrooms
  • 53% for bathrooms
  • 63% for master suites
  • 65% for a two-storey addition (comes with upstairs master suites and a downstairs living area)
  1. To get started, you’ll need:
  1. Accomplishing a second storey addition and exterior structures like sunrooms and patios will depend on the weather. In this case, it is advisable to schedule this kind of renovation during weather-friendly seasons. But if you are planning a House Extension in Melbourne this may be a little hard to pick, so call us any time.
  1. For living room renovations, always choose warm and inviting colour schemes.
  1. There is no definite cost for home addition as such will depend on the extent of renovation, but according to an article in homeimprovementpages.com.au, the estimated cost of a second storey addition may range between $1,850 – $3,300 per square metre.
  1. A basic second storey addition may take 2 to 3 months to complete – including roofing structure and external piping system. It may sometimes be longer depending on the size, style and design.
  1. Lastly it’s important to keep in mind your homes sustainability so a good starting point on what you should consider is yourhome.gov.au – Australia’s Guide to Environmentally Sustainable Homes.

Take into consideration these important factors for your home extension project and if you still have questions?  Extension builders at Hille’s Home Extensions will be more than happy to help you. Call us at 1300 HILLES or 9379 8022.

by Luke Kilmany Blog