While some people opt to sell their first home once they feel they have outgrown it, sometimes the smart option can be to instead add an extension. Home extensions allow you to retain the same property, increase your house value and save money on moving expenses. However, extensions require careful planning and budgeting, which is why using home extension builders like Acura Developments can be a worthwhile investment. Fortunately for you, Acura Developments is here to take you through every step of the way.
The first step to a home extension should always be a plan. That means setting out a list of key things that you want to achieve with the extension. This could be adding another bedroom, adding a Sun Room, increasing house value, etc. The plan can also include rough details of where you want the extension to go, what floor you want it to be on and how big you want it to be.
Remember, you have to start somewhere. It can often be helpful to take the time to measure certain rooms in your house in order to give you a better idea of sizing. Measuring existing rooms can allow experts, such as Acura Development, to visualize areas more accurately during the planning stages. The more information you have, the more helpful the plan.
Once you have measured your inside space and have subsequently worked out how much room you need for the home extension, you should take the same steps for the outside space. Do you have enough room on your property to build this? Would building up be better than building out?
Of course, planning and approval is just the first step. Once you have worked out what you want, it is time to decide whether you can afford it. On average, ground floor home extensions cost between $1350 and $1500 per square metre, while first-floor extensions move more towards $2100. However, it is important to highlight that every job is different, so prices may vary. Your price valuation may be boosted more by a first-floor extension than a ground floor one, for example. It is best to chat to your home extension builders for more information. You can contact Acura Development if you have any questions.
No matter how much you had your heart set on your original plan, always be open-minded. Sometimes, your dream just is not achievable. However, Acura Developments always goes the extra mile to ensure that you are blown away by the final designs. As home extension builders Acura Developments are the experts and may have important insights based on years of industry knowledge. They may recommend a different size, location, floor, etc depending on your personal situation.
When meeting with Acura Developments, do not hesitate to ask any and all questions that may be rattleing around in your head. As home extension builders, Acura Developments will be able to explain everything, while laying out your options. Even if the initial quote is outside of your budget, continue the conversation and ask for some cheaper alternatives. You may even fall in love with one of the cheaper extension ideas. For example, an extension that you initially assumed would need a second floor may actually be doable using a two-storey extension. Remember, as experts we have been around the block and have examples aplenty to show you, no matter the scenario.
Going over the planning and budget with your home extension builders, such as Acura Development, is a vital part of the process. In all likelihood, you will learn more from that conversation than hours and hours of research online, with the experts being able to cater their information to your specific home. This is your chance to learn about your options and decided whether any of them appeal to you in terms of moving forward. Do not be scared to give your input, as good home extension builders like Acura Development will always be willing to listen and cater the options to your wishes.
Building an extension can be a source of disruption in your day-to-day life, so be sure to ask your home extension builders what steps they would be able to take to keep this at a minimum. At Acura Development, our builders take steps to put up plastic sheeting to avoid dust and only work in rooms that you need if and when they have to. If they need you to vacate a room, we will be honest and timely with this information upfront.
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