Planning Your Home Extension

A home extension is a practical solution to creating more living space. With real estate prices going up, it can be more cost-effective to make your existing home bigger than to buy and move to a larger property. If you are considering adding a new room, building a deck, or doing any project designed to make your home larger, here are some planning tips to ensure your project will be a success.

Be Practical

As the saying goes, “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.” As such, when planning a home renovation or extension, be sure to include the important practicalities of your project such as where you’re going to stay while the builders are working on your home, the amount of time needed to complete the project, and other important matters that may affect the project’s success.

Create a Budget

Building additions to your home can cost you a significant amount of money if you’re not careful about your spending. As such, you should create a budget to ensure that you won’t spend more money than you should. When creating a budget, it is wise to seek the advice of a home extension builder. A professional builder can give you a more accurate estimate of how much money you need to set aside so you can create more living space in your property.

Design Your Home Extension

The design of your home extension needs to fit perfectly with the current look of your home. Ideally, you should use the same materials to ensure continuity. This way, you can be sure that your new room won’t look out of place with the rest of your property.

Obtain the Necessary Permits

Don’t forget to secure all the necessary building permits before starting your projects, so you aren’t slapped with a fine from local authorities. Also, before securing building permits, it is also a good idea to inform your immediate neighbours about your project since the building work might affect them. If you are planning a home extension in Vincentia or surrounds, you can view Shoalhaven Councils building and certification information here.

Hire Builders

Of course, you’ll need expert builders to help you transform your dream home renovation into reality. The results of your project will ultimately depend on the builders you’ll choose, so it’s important to make the right choice!

When hiring builders, it is a good idea to go local. A local builder is better because their services are usually more affordable than those offered by contractors from further away. And since they are based locally, they need not travel far just to get into the worksite. As a result, they can devote more time to working on your home. What’s more, it is much easier to contact them in the event you encounter any unexpected problems!

Looking for a local Jervis Bay builder? Andrew Buckley specialises in new residential homes, home extensions and home renovations, servicing Vincentia, Huskisson and surrounding areas. Give us a call today!