As space becomes more of a premium commodity, second storey additions have become extremely popular in Perth and across Australia. In the 1950’s, the average block of land in Australia was 810-910 sqm. Now, it is between 200-350 sqm. That has made it harder and harder to have a large home but still have a nice garden or backyard.
When families begin to outgrow their homes, they often move to a larger home. But those larger homes are becoming more and more expensive. In addition, it is a hassle to move. You have to sell your old home, buy a new home, change over all of your services and change your children’s schools.
This means your children have to leave their friends and you have to leave neighbours you have known since you bought your home. Luckily, there is a great solution: a second storey addition. Second storey additions are a great solution for many in the Perth area who want more living space but don’t have the room to build out and don’t want to move.
There are a lot of other benefits to a two-storey home. First, it can enhance the value of your home if you ever decide to sell it. In most cases, a second storey will enhance the value of your home by much more than you spent, especially if you hold onto it for ten or twenty years.
While it enhances the value of your home, it can actually cut down on costs compared to building out in some circumstances. Since we also offer home extensions, we are happy to check out your property and tell you which is the better addition to your Perth home.
A second storey can also give you a much better view. If you live by the ocean or by a lake or river, a second storey can give you a view of the water that you didn’t have before.
To learn about more benefits to a second storey addition or to schedule a free consult, call us today: 1300 948 094.