We have helped hundreds of homeowners choose between home extensions or second storey additions in the Perth area. When you want more living space without the hassle of selling your current home, buying a new home and moving, adding more space to your current home is the best option. However, it is important to make the right choice between building up, building out or moving. Here are some factors to consider.
When Second Storey Additions are Appropriate
A second storey addition allows you to nearly double your living space without having to sacrifice any area in your garden. If you have a smaller property and want more living space, a second storey addition makes sense. It allows you to add more bedrooms and another bathroom upstairs while turning downstairs bedrooms into a family room or a large open floor plan.
In almost every case, a well-built second storey addition, combined with some renovation and modernisation work on the original house, will increase the value of your home by more than double what you spend on the addition and renovations. Some people even choose to rent out space upstairs to help defray the cost of the work and provide extra income.
Ultimately, a combination of a second storey addition and home renovation can turn your current home into your dream home for a lot less than it would cost to go out and buy your “dream home.” Additions and renovations are the most effective and efficient way to turn the resources you already have into something better.
When Second Storey Additions May Not Be Appropriate
Before even thinking about a second storey addition, you have to make sure that it is legal to build one in your area. Your proposed addition must comply with council codes, neighbourhood codes and the Building Code of Australia.
Also, your foundation may not be strong enough to hold a second storey. This and other factors can make the cost of a second storey addition prohibitive.
Call Next Level Extensions Today
It’s best to consult a professional. For a free consult from award winning home renovations designer Max Sardi, call Next Level Extensions today: 1300 948 094.