How To Achieve A Successful Home Extension

Brett Anderson

Hyspec Homes

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How To Achieve A Successful Home Extension

Home extensions offer a great way to add extra living space and value to your home. Whether you’re dreaming of a rumpus room for the kids,  a home office, or an extra bedroom, a successful home extension can make it happen. But as with any major home improvement project, there are a few things you should keep in mind to ensure a successful outcome.

We’ll take you through the basics of extending your home, as well as the key areas to focus on for success.

What is a Home Extension?

A home extension is an addition or alteration to an existing dwelling. House extensions can be anything from a simple room addition to a second storey, and can be used for a variety of purposes such as extra living space, bedrooms, bathrooms, or even a home office.

Home extensions cover a broad range of projects, so it’s important to firstly identify what you want to achieve with your extension. This will help determine the size, scope and cost of the project.

 

Why Extend Your Home?

There are many reasons why people choose to extend their homes. Some do it to create extra living space, while others may need an extra bedroom or two for a growing family. Others may simply want to update their home and add value before selling.

Whatever your reasons for wanting a home extension, it’s important to make sure that the project is well planned and executed in order to achieve the best possible results.

 

Planning Your Home Extension

Planning and undergoing a successful home extension is harder than it may seem. It involves extensive planning, a good understanding of the building process, and working with a reputable builder who can bring your vision to life.

 

Determine Your Desired Result

The first step in planning your home extension is to decide what you want to achieve with the project. This will help determine the size, scope and cost of the project.

Some things to consider include:

  • How much extra space do you need?
  • What type of extension would best suit your needs?
  • Do you want to make any other changes to your home at the same time, such as a new kitchen or bathroom?
  • How much can you afford to spend on the project?

 

Figure Out A Budget

Unless you’re rolling in cash, you’re probably going to want to outline a budget for your home extension project. Keep in mind that the cost of an extension can vary greatly depending on a number of factors, such as the size and complexity of the project, the materials used, and whether or not you need to hire professional help.

 

Seek Out Permission and Construction Help

Once you have a clear idea of your goals, you’ll need to get planning permission from your local council. This is usually required for any extension that will increase the footprint of your home, and typically requires a floor plan for proof. The permissions required for a home extension will vary for each project, meaning it’s important to get in contact with your local council and ensure that you have the right documentation before proceeding.

You’ll also need to hire a reputable builder to carry out the construction work. The best way to go about this is by getting several quotes from different companies, to ensure you’re getting the best price. While there are many construction companies out there which offer home extensions, it’s important to choose the right one for your project, price point and requirements.

Once you have the right builder in place, they will be able to advise you on the best way to extend your home, taking into consideration things like the existing structure of your property, as well as any planning restrictions which may be in place.

 

Be Prepared For Disruption

Building an extension can be a disruptive process, so it’s important to be prepared for it. Make sure you have alternative arrangements in place for things like cooking and washing, as there may be times when your kitchen or bathroom is out of action.

It’s also a good idea to factor in some extra time for things to go wrong. Building work rarely runs completely smoothly, so it’s always best to allow for some unforeseen delays.

 

Be Realistic About Cost

Extensions can be expensive, so it’s important to be realistic about the cost. Don’t underestimate how much it will cost to build, as this could cause problems further down the line. While sticking to your budget is important, make sure to account for any extra costs that may pop up – they usually do!

It’s also worth bearing in mind that the price of materials and labour can vary depending on the time of year. If you’re looking to save money, it might be worth starting your project during the winter months when there is less demand for tradespeople and extension specialists.

 

Quality Home Extensions with Hyspec Homes

If you’re looking for a high-quality home extension, look no further than Hyspec Homes. We’re the home extension experts that service the Sutherland Shire down to Wollongong. Specialising in cost effective renovations and extensions, Hyspec brings a level of attention to detail to design and construction like no other.

We understand that every home is different, so we take the time to get to know our clients and their specific needs before starting work. From the planning phase to the finished project, we’re with you every step of the way. We’re also experienced in a range of different extension styles, so whether you’re looking for a single-storey extension or a double-storey extension, we can help.

To find out more about our home extension services, get in touch with us today. We’ll be happy to answer any of your questions and provide you with a free quote. We can’t wait to hear from you!

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Brett Anderson

Brett Anderson

I'm the founder of Hyspec Homes, a Sydney-based custom home builder dedicated to quality craftsmanship and personalized service. As a local in the Sutherland Shire and a dad of two, I understand what families need in a home – it's more than just bricks and mortar. With over 15 years of experience, I bring a passion for collaboration and a keen eye for detail to every project. I'll work alongside you to turn your dream home into a reality that perfectly suits your family's lifestyle. Explore our work and let's start planning your dream build today!