Many homeowners are finding out that home extensions can turn ordinary homes into their dream homes, allowing them to bypass the competitive Perth property market. Sometimes a family outgrows their home and needs more space. Sometimes the old “dream home” becomes boring, too small or dated.
Whichever the case, home extensions are a great way to add extra bedrooms, bathrooms or a family room. They can also be combined with renovation, such as putting in an updated and modern kitchen or turning a cramped space into an open floor plan. Home extensions are limited only by the amount of space you have to work with and your imagination. Here are a few considerations when designing a home extension.
Blend or Contrast?
Usually, we recommend blending a home extension in with the home so that it is a seamless transition. This way, it looks like the home was originally built with the new specifications. Lately, though, we are seeing a trend where people are making the addition a focal point of the home and using contrast instead of blending.
When done correctly, this lends a modern look to the new home. Many people go so far as to install glass walls and a glass roof, blending more with the outdoors than the rest of the home. This works very well for a family room, recreation or entertainment area.
Modernise the Entire Home
You can also make the rest of the home look more like the extension, giving the appearance of an entirely new home. This can be done by putting cladding over the old exterior walls and modernising the doors and windows. This is the best time to employ the previously mentioned new kitchen and open floor plan for the older part of the home.
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At Next Level Extensions, we can turn your current home into your dream home. To learn more, call 1300 948 094 today.